Memorial Day

by Jim Boyle Editor Lt. Col. Lyle Bradley, a retired Marine combat pilot during WWII and Korea got choked up giving the Memorial Day address on Monday at Lion’s Park in Elk River. “I get sentimental about this airplane,” he said holding a replica model of the Corsair he flew. “I sat in one in [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The annual Elk River Memorial Day program at Lion’s Park recognized veterans of all stripes, including the fallen and those still giving to their country. Rose Holt was awarded the American Legion Post 112 Auxiliary Outstanding Citizen Award. She has a long history of volunteering her time dating back to her [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Lt. Col. Lyle Bradley, who flew fighter planes launched from aircraft carriers in both WWII and the Korean War, will talk about teamwork in a Memorial Day address on Monday at Lions Park in Elk River. Bradley credits teamwork  — not only on the battlefields and in the skies, where he [...]

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“I wouldn’t take $1 million for my experiences over there (in Vietnam), but I wouldn’t give you a wooden nickel for five seconds more of them.” — Dave Granlund, 1967 Elk River High School graduate and Vietnam veteran by Jim Boyle Editor When Dave Granlund was drafted in April of 1969 by the United States [...]

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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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The seventh annual Elk River Lions Memorial Day Car Show is ready to roll at 10 a.m. Monday at the Sherburne County Fairgrounds. The event will include food and an automotive swap meet. This rain-or-shine event goes until 3 p.m. There is a chance to vote on your favorite cars, too. There is a People’s [...]

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