Memorial Day
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, comma...Read More
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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...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor As a teenager, Josh Stoll played “Taps” on Memorial Day for the Becker American Legion. It was an opportunity to do his part to recognize those who sacrificed for the freedoms he enjoyed. This year, Spc. Josh Stoll will deliver the Memorial Day address at Lions Park i...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Mike Beyer, the 2nd Vice Commander of the Elk River American Legion, tapped on a bell as this past year’s roll call of deceased veterans was read this past Monday.   The Memorial Day service was moved to the Legion after storms moved the area in the morning. Nearly 300 peo...Read More
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by Briana Sutherland Contributing writer Until recently, veteran William M. Coombs’ tombstone was illegible. This past Memorial Day his memory and that of all all the veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Civil War were remembered. Members of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Re...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor There might not be a dry eye at this Monday’s Memorial Day program after Vonnie Christensen finishes singing Vince Gill’s “Go Rest High on that Mountain.” Christensen will play her guitar and sing the gripping tune after Brian Gardner, the commander of the Elk River Ameri...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Among the 130-plus cars expected at the sixth annual Elk River Lions Memorial Day Car Show, three of them will be Neal Anderson’s. As with all classic cars, they come to the show with a story or two behind them. Those of you who are interested in hearing about these waxed [...]...Read More
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