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by Jim Boyle Editor The first in a series of dinners planned for active military, reservists, National Guard members, veterans and their families was a success. The event, held Feb. 11, attracted 70 people to Central Lutheran Church in Elk River. The next dinner will be held March 11 at Living Waters Church  in Elk […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Brian Gardner gave little thought to joining the Elk River American Legion when he moved to Lions Park Apartments in the mid-1990s. “I thought it was just a drinking establishment for old men,” he recalls. He himself was a recovered alcoholic, so the Legion had little appeal. He’s now the commander […]

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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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The Minnesota School of Business is hosting its first military resource fair for active duty members, veterans, spouses and children of military members from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 31 at the Elk River campus. Representatives from the Sherburne County Veteran Services, Family Assistance Centers, VA Healthcare, Mental Health Center, recruiting officers and […]

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“Exploring Military Records From the Civil War to World War I for Family History” is the fifth in a series of genealogy programs to be presented from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Sherburne History Center on May 28. The program will explore some of the available resources and records of ancestors who have served […]

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