Elk River

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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Filing period to seek office opens May 20   Elk River mayor and the ward 1 and 4 council member seats are up for election this fall. All terms are for four years. Any eligible person may become a candidate by filing an affidavit of candidacy with the Elk River city clerk between May 20 [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Community Aid Elk River’s March food drive raised a record-setting $130,940. “Last year, we set a goal of $125,000 (in food and cash donations) and we weren’t able to get there. This year, we set the same goal and this community just blew it away,” said Carmen Pouliot, CAER’s executive [...]

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Two straight days outside in the cold have netted the Elk River girl golfers one conference win. The Elks opened with a 170 to 202 win over Osseo on Tuesday at Anoka, led by Morgan Bleyhl with 39 and Samantha Lindeen with 40. Other counters were  Alexa Filipiak with 45 and Grace O’Konek with 46. [...]

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Molli Detloff broke her school record in discus, by an inch, during a small home track meet Tuesday in which both the Elk teams placed last among three. Detloff, a senior, had a 142-6 heave, edging the record of 141-5 she set in 10th grade. She also won shot with 38-3 1/4. Lucas Trapp won [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Pitching efficiency was the big edge for Champlin Park as the Rebels held off the Elk River Elks 6-4 on Monday in a chilly home opener for the Elks. “They used a good pitcher, and their pitching was more effective than ours,” said Elk coach Ryan Holmgren. “We walked [...]

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  Marie Deaton, Courtney Jensen and Jessica Neuman each stroked three hits as Elk River defeated Champlin Park 12-2 in five innings at home Monday. In frigid conditions, 35 degrees and a brisk wind, the Elks (2-0) outhit the Rebels 14-3 and managed to shorten the game by two innings. Deaton and Jensen were each [...]

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Elk River posted its 73rd straight conference win Monday and it was one of the least pleasant of that long streak, played in 35 degrees and a biting wind. “It was horribly cold, but the same for both teams, at least,” said Elk coach Randy Ronning after the 7-0 conquest of the Blaine Bengals. Blaine [...]

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