Boy Scouts
Wearing a uniform is a memorable part of the Scouting experience, yet many families cannot afford to purchase one. To help meet that challenge, Pilgrim Cleaners, with one of its locations in Elk River, is hosting its seventh annual communitywide used uniform collection campaign during the month of J...Read More
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Scouts and their parents planted trees in Elk River recently. They planted 20 trees at Orono Park and 80 trees at Meadowview Heights Park, according to Gina Hugo, resource conservationist at Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District. Participating in the effort were packs 90, 98 and 111, troops...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Sherburne County Attorney Kathleen Heaney has the unenviable but important task of sending troubled young men to Lino Lakes when they mess up. It’s costly. The daily rate minimum-security detention is about $146, she says. Those sent to a more secure facility ring up a $236 bil...Read More
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by Connor Nikolic ECM Sun Publishers intern Jose Romero proudly wore a secondhand uniform when he went to a national Boy Scout retreat in West Virginia last week, along with 252 fellow Scouts in the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts. “I’ve gone to many summer camps, camping trips and years...Read More
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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Elk River area Boy Scouts, along with their troop leaders and Central Minnesota Council officials, welcomed 85 attendees April 25 for a 10th annual Leadership Breakfast at the Elk River American Legion. Guests were encouraged to pledge support for the local initia...Read More
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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Elk River resident and businessman Jack Mowry grew up one of nine siblings on a farm near Pine City, Minn., with each of them having chores to finish when not in school. Mowry was introduced to interests away from the farm, including time with a Scout troop, but h...Read More
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Thank you Elk River for supporting the Boy Scouts and for turning out for the ninth annual Leadership Breakfast April 262. Denny Chuba, Chuba Co., shared some very humorous and fun stories about his scouting experiences. He then got very serious when he talked about the values learned by being a Sco...Read More
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A representative of the Boy Scouts has given the city of Elk River a framed Norman Rockwell print as a token of appreciation. Jim Acers, representing the Central Minnesota Council of the Boy Scouts, presented the picture to Mayor John Dietz at the City Council’s March 12 meeting. He thanked the ci...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor It takes a community to put on the annual Elk River Community Christmas Dinner, but one of the regular cast of characters behind the success of the event will not be there this year. Kent Harell died unexpectedly this past year of natural causes. He was 64. The 23rd Annual Commun...Read More
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