Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

U.S. Army chaplain, Maj. Philip Winn, will be the guest speaker at Elk River’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon military families dinner on Monday, March 17. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Elk River. Winn serves as the state of Minnesota full-time support chaplain with the Minnesota National Guard. [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Steering Committee has a new leader. Henry Griner, of Elk River, is the new chairman of the committee. He replaces Don Heinzman, who has moved out of Elk River. Griner has been on the faith-based committee of the Yellow Ribbon effort in Elk River, [...]

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by Don Heinzman ECM Publishers While her husband, Sgt. Anthony Erickson is serving with an engineering company in Afghanistan, Christine Erickson is surrounded by help from family members and support from the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Elk River. Two of her children, Abigail and Reece, and their grandmother will be attending the dinner for [...]

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(Editors’ note: This is the latest in a series of articles to be published on the topics of stress, anxiety and depression as well as suicide.) by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River High School students presented some heavy information in an uplifting manner in seventh-grade health classes Tuesday at Salk Middle School. Members of the [...]

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The third dinner for military families will be from 6-8 p.m. May 13 at the Church of St. Andrew in Elk River. The dinner is for active military, reservists, National Guard, veterans and their families. Elk River Mayor John Dietz will speak about the Yellow Ribbon program at 6 p.m. before the dinner. He is [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The pain from the tragedy surrounding Sgt. 1st Class Mark Shield’s wife and two children is being felt far and wide and up to the top rung of state’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon ladder. Maj. Aaron Krenz, who serves as the Branch Chief of Deployment Cycle Support and Beyond the Yellow [...]

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Spouses and friends of three military men recently deployed were among 58 guests who attended the second military family dinner, sponsored by the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Elk River. They were introduced and thanked at the dinner, sponsored by Living Waters Church. Following the dinner, Eugene Graff, Sherburne County Veterans Service officer with an [...]

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Encouraged by the turnout at the first dinner for military families, the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon group of Elk River will sponsor a second such dinner March 11 at Living Waters Church starting at 6 p.m. The church is located at 21246 Meadowvale Rd. It is open to active military, reservists, veterans and their families. [...]

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