Memorial Day

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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by Jim Boyle Editor Roll call for deceased veterans will include the names of at least 22 people at the Elk River Memorial Day celebration on Monday, May 28 at Lions Park. The program starts at 10 a.m. and in case of rain the event will move inside the Elk River American Legion. Taps will [...]

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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 in Elk River. He’ll [...]

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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 people [...]

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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 Regiment gathered at Vernon Cemetery in Elk River on Memorial [...]

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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 American Legion, reads the roll call [...]

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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 [...]

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Mark Reitter, a retired United States Air Force major, will give the Memorial Day address on May 30 at the Lions Park bandshell. The program is set for  10 a.m., and it will include a presentation of awards from the American Legion Auxiliary, the V.F.W. Auxiliary, the V.F.W. Post 5518 and the American Legion Post [...]

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