youth

by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Not too long ago Nate Kostohryz, 11, had a science project. It’s one of those rites of passage for school kids, the inevitable, dreaded science project. The coolest idea, a paper-mache volcano spewing bicarbonate soda and vinegar, was unavailable. “The teacher said we couldn’t do it because too many people [...]

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Our story this week on a 12-year-old hitting a hole in one at Pinewood Golf Course is pretty cool, but that’s not the number that impressed me the most in reporting the story. It’s 236. There are 236 youth signed up for the Go for the Green instructional league at the municipal course. It’s a [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Every night at 6 p.m. crowds converge at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell on the grounds of the Minnesota State Fair to witness an event almost as legendary as corn dogs and cotton candy. The annual Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest semifinals draw hundreds of fairgoers who grab a seat, or [...]

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Sodexo, the food service provider for the Elk River Area School District, has announced the 2011–2012 online, confidential application for the Free and Reduced program is now available at www.elkriver.k12.mn.us/freeandreducedmeals. Families experiencing financial challenges are encouraged to apply for this benefit program. This confidential program is designed to help families meet the nutritional needs of [...]

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American Heart Association asks both parents, providers to ease up on the sugar by Kimberly Giles Special to the Star News Nothing is sweeter than a smiling, cooing baby or an “I wuv you” hug from a 3-year-old. So why are we trying to sweeten them up? The American Heart Association (AHA) found children as [...]

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Brad LeBlanc, Mike Cloutier, Tiffani Glew and Cheryl Netka expressed shock and humility as each was told before their peers that they are the 2011 “Best of the Best” in the Elk River Area School District. The four were selected in the categories of Volunteer of the Year (LeBlanc), Staff of the Year (Cloutier), Elementary [...]

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