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A benefit for Harold Wilkinson will be held 3-8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Elk River American Legion. The event will include a taco bar and silent auction. On Dec. 23, 2013, an accidental fall caused a spinal cord injury that resulted in Wilkinson becoming a paraplegic. After a lengthy hospital stay, Wilkinson continues […]

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A spaghetti dinner and silent auction benefit for Terri Pomeroy Maland will be from 1-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at KJ’s Refuge, 26211 184th St. NW, Orrock. On Aug. 12, 2013, Terri was diagnosed with brain cancer. She had a gliosarcoma grade IV tumor removed on Aug. 16. She has gone through six weeks of […]

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Saturday, July 13, is set for the Matt Lee Classic Memorial Run-Walk 5K held in Dayton to raise funds for a new playground with an updated design to include components for children with special needs and a pavilion at McNeil Park. The seventh annual Matt Lee Classic Softball Tournament will also be held at McNeil […]

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Skrove A “free will” benefit garage sale for Jonah Skrove will be held Saturday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 23485 112th St. NW in Elk River (between Elk River and Zimmerman, east of Highway 169). Jonah, a senior at Zimmerman High School, was diagnosed in September 2012 with osteosarcoma, a rare […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Alan Sakry, a well-known businessman and community leader, became the center of attention last week at a benefit in his honor that attracted nearly 1,000 people and raised $53,838 to help continue his recovery from a Jan. 10 stroke. Money raised will cover medical bills not covered by insurance, as well […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor As final preparations are being made for a benefit in his honor, Alan Sakry continues to wage war on the painstaking process of recovering from a massive Jan. 10 stroke. The mortgage banker with an unbridled passion for the Elk River community, family and friends endures at least  four hours of […]

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There will be a benefit for Debbie Larson and family at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Fitness 101. The gym will be hosting a fitness jam. Larson’s husband, Tim, was shot and killed Oct. 8 near Paynesville. Tim Larson, 43, was a special education teacher who spent four years in the Elk River Area School […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Austin Pohl’s tiny hands released 26 balloons at dusk on Sept. 27 in memory of his father, Luke Pohl, who would have been 26 that day had it not been for a July 22 boating accident in Chippewa Falls, Wis. The 5-year-old boy misses his daddy, who taught him to golf, […]

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