military families

The third dinner for military families will be from 6-8 p.m. May 13 at the Church of St. Andrew in Elk River. The dinner is for active military, reservists, National Guard, veterans and their families. Elk River Mayor John Dietz will speak about the Yellow Ribbon program at 6 p.m. before the dinner. He is [...]

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by Don Heinzman Special to the Star News After a year of developing plans to support active military service members and their families, the city of Elk River will be officially certified as a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon city at a ceremony Thursday starting at 6:15 p.m. The ceremony will be at River’s Edge Commons [...]

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Zimmerman’s Wild West Days are a little over a month away and this year, the children of military service families will walk in the parade as the grand marshals. “This was an idea proposed by the Zimmerman American Legion in partnership with the Zimmerman Civic Club,” Bill Potrament, president of the Zimmerman Civic Club, said, [...]

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The wife of a deployed soldier in Otsego has hot water again in her home. Her unit had stopped working, and through Kayla Stai working with a Family Service Center in St. Cloud, Justin Femrite, the Elk River city engineer, went to her house and fixed the water heater. Femrite had heard about the Yellow [...]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota has just been awarded a $122,500 contract from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to focus on providing services to youth of military families. This contract will provide funding through 2013 for the support of 70 new mentoring relationships between adult mentors and youth who [...]

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