Lions Park

• Former Elk River Lion was key figure in getting Boys and Girls Club, Lion’s Park Center built   by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer The Elk River City Council voted July 7 to rename Lions Park in memory of one special Elk River Lions volunteer who also built the park building. John Weicht, who was [...]

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• City of Elk River’s effort to preserve fireworks show deemed successful   by Jim Boyle Editor Fireworks lit up the skies around Lion’s Park in Elk River for the fifth Fourth of July in a row this past weekend. This year the city of Elk River stepped forward to keep them alive after a [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Military veterans, their families and other friends from the Elk River community gathered at the Lions Park band shell Memorial Day morning for an hour of music and remembrance. Those who sat or stood for the program were thinking of all men and women (living or deceased) who have served [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The Elk River Lions Club is requesting that the city rename Lions Park in honor of the late John Weicht. The 35-acre park is located near School Street and Jackson Avenue, just north of downtown. The Lions Club is asking that it be called Lion John Weicht Park to honor [...]

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• Powered by Nature theme to include three categories and people’s choice award as well   The Sandhill Photography Club is sponsoring its second annual Powered by Nature Independence Day photography contest. Continuing to key off of Elk River’s branding initiatives, the club has expanded the contest to include multiple categories and a people’s choice [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River police and fire departments  respond to hundreds of calls annually, but one of their favorite calls comes the first Tuesday in August every year. That’s when they are dispatched to neighborhood block parties for a chance to connect with residents about what’s going on in that particular neighborhood and [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River community will play host Tuesday to 38 Night to Unite parties, including one big one at Lions Park that the whole community is invited to attend. These neighborhood gathering are being held in communities across the state as part of Minnesota’s 29th Annual Night to Unite to give [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Independence Day Committee climbed another $1,000-plus closer to its goal of raising $25,000 for a Fourth of July program and fireworks show at Lions Park. Donations are still being sought from members of the community, local businesses and community organizations. There will be a pub crawl (see page [...]

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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer More than 300 people came to the Memorial Day celebration at Lions Park in Elk River on Monday. The event honored the many sacrifices of the members of the United States armed forces on land, sea and in the air. Retired USAF Senior Master Sgt. Curt Swanson, commander of VFW [...]

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