I had the pleasure of manning a booth in recent weeks at first-time college and career fairs at both Rogers High School and Elk River High School. Each fair was run a little different, but both appeared to be successful on several fronts. Rogers High School held its fair during the school day and had [...]
Our story this week on a 12-year-old hitting a hole in one at Pinewood Golf Course is pretty cool, but that’s not the number that impressed me the most in reporting the story. It’s 236. There are 236 youth signed up for the Go for the Green instructional league at the municipal course. It’s a [...]
Jim Boyle, editor of the Star News, has been named the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month. Mayor John Dietz recognized him at the Dec. 19 city council meeting for a variety of volunteer contributions including his work organizing and chairing Elk River’s Independence Day Committee.
Congratulations to Jim Boyle on winning the Elmer L. Andersen Community Service Award. The revival of the 4th of July celebration is a good example of how effective a leader Jim is. He saw the need for an event to bring the community together and quietly went to work. He contacted individuals, civic organizations and [...]
Jim Boyle, editor of the Star News, has been awarded ECM Publishers’ Elmer L. Andersen Community Service Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize significant contributions of an associate to their communities and pay tribute to exceptional volunteer spirit. Boyle was recognized Nov. 14 for his efforts to make the community a better [...]
Elk River lost its fight to land a VA clinic here, but I am happy to report the community’s resolve to meet the needs of service members and their families is as strong as ever. Elk River didn’t retreat from its efforts to help those who have served — and sacrificed. The community of Elk [...]
by Bruce Strand Arts editor Photography buff Jay Grammond was bothered back in 2009 by the fact that he wasn’t shooting as much as he’d like. “With work and family and other obligations, I just wasn’t getting out much,” said Grammond, a program specialist for Elk River Community Education. He pondered joining a photo club, [...]
Those that overdosed on television news coverage leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9-11 may have missed out on a tremendous opportunity to remember, reflect and look to the future — all while standing shoulder to shoulder with members of the Elk River community. There were many that by the eve of the anniversary [...]