Zimmerman

  Zimmerman High School’s fall play “The Music Man” played for a standing-room only crowd on Saturday evening, with the audience enjoying some large-scale song and dance numbers, a pleasing barbershop quartet that included three teachers (Jeff Downing, Lance Dalbey and director Jon Palshewski along with student Joey Briggs), and strong lead performance by Parker […]

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ELK RIVER ELKS Last year — 9-10 conference, 16-11 overall Opener — Tuesday, Buffalo, home Coaches — Randy Klasen (head), Aaron Osterman, Eric Ostmoe, Brian Thompson, Brian Gilbertson Captains — Mitchell Weege, Zach Ernst, Matt Keller Returning starters — Weege (sr G), Ernst (sr G), Matt Keller (jr G) Other returning lettermen — Alec Hills […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Parker Sturlaugson as Prof. Harold Hill and Olivia Hanson as Marion the librarian head the cast as Zimmerman High School presents “The Music Man” this weekend. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “This is a delightful musical for the whole family,” […]

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Ashley Ryding of Zimmerman signed with Southwest Minnesota State for softball on Nov. 14. Ryding, a second baseman and outfielder, made all-conference as a sophomore, hitting .339 with three homers while fielding 1.000. She switched to track last year with the  Thunder, saying she needed to work on speed and endurance, but continued to play […]

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The American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season. Blood donations often decline during the holidays when donors get busy with travel and family gatherings, but the need for blood remains steady. Someone in the U.S. […]

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Click here to read about ‘encore’ careers. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Barbara Diehl knows a thing or two about starting over in a new career. She’s been a teacher, a market research executive and, now, a certified veterinary technician. Her latest reinvention came after being laid off in 2008 from her job as a […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River boys cross country team did not have a good showing at the state meet on Saturday. The Elks, coming off their best race of the year in winning their sectional, finished last among 16 teams in Class AA at St. Olaf in Northfield. Lucas Trapp, the […]

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The Star News area will be well-represented at the state cross country meet on Saturday at St. Olaf College in Northfield. The Elk River boys team will run en masse, having captured the Section 7AA championship. They will be among 16 teams (section champions and runners-up) in Class AA starting 1 p.m. Lucas Trapp, Elk […]

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The Orono Spartans took a quick 22-0 lead on Zimmerman and went on to defeat the Thunder 43-7 in the Section 5AAAA semifinals on Saturday in Orono. The Thunder, finishing 7-3, were unable to slow down the Spartans, who feature both a 1,000-yard passer and 1,000-yard rusher. “Our guys showed a lot of character and […]

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