Shiver Elk River
by Jim Boyle Editor Ruff Start Rescue has a lot to bark about after raising more than $8,400 by participating in the fifth annual Shiver Elk River plunge. There were 70 plungers this year who raised money for 22 charities at the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event. There was also a ki...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Jamie Plantenberg-Selbitschka walked away with best costume honors at the Shiver Elk River plunge. Three days later, when asked about the event, she still seemed surprised at herself that she was able to jump into Lake Orono — no matter how good the cause. “I don’t jump int...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor John and Tanna Houlton of First National Bank have the dubious distinction of being the only two people who have taken the plunge at all four Shiver Elk River events. The couple will take their fifth plunge shortly after 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the fifth annual event and community fundr...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor As a young man, David Monroy tested fate riding waves on the north shore of Oahu on a surf board. As a husband, father of four and veteran lawyer by trade, the Hawaiian-native turned Elk River resident and businessman has applied the same passion from surfing to more than 20 year...Read More
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The fifth annual Shiver Plunge Elk River has a new option for supporters of the event. Those who are unable — or unwilling — to jump into icy cold water to raise money for your favorite nonprofit, can register to “Duck the Plunge.” Those that do this will get a little rubber duck to be [...]...Read More
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Click here to see a gallery of Shiver Elk River photos. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor People jumped into Lake Orono to raise money for charity, raced through a 5K obstacle course, crafted snow sculptures and went bowling on the icy surface of the lake. Those were just some of the events at Shiver ...Read More
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Final results are in for the third annual Shiver Elk River event, which attracted nearly 80 jumpers for the Shiver Plunge and raised from then $12,000 for 19 nonprofits. Plungers collected a minimum of $100 in pledges for their cause before jumping into Lake Orono on Saturday, Feb. 9. The largest te...Read More
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  by Jim Boyle Editor Shiver Elk River, a community chill-a-bration put on by the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce, appears to be hitting its stride. The third annual event helped raise more than $12,000 for a record number of 19 different nonprofits. Last year’s event helped 17 groups, inc...Read More
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