Ronald and Janice Peterka of Anoka will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 8th. Their three children, Cheryl (Troy), Chris (Kristen), Colleen (Matt) and six grandchildren, Breanna (Michael), Brittany, Courtney, Chase, Carter, and Grace along with several other family and frien…

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Becoming a new volunteer at the Anoka County Historical Society was a challenge; how could I contribute? My interviewer, Sara, quickly answered the question – with my background in antique clock restoration I could help them bring back to life the Philolectian Society’s grandfather clock.

On Christmas Eve 2018, John Hubert and Mary Blood were engaged. They met at Medina Ballroom Memorial Day weekend 2012. Both are widowed with three adult children and grandchildren. John is a sports “nut.” Mary is an avid reader. They both love traveling, dancing to rock ‘n roll music. Also s…

The family of Elvera Knutson invites you to join us for a celebration of her 90th birthday! An open house will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 2-5 p.m. in the Member’s Room at the Coon Rapids VFW located at 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd. Cake and refreshments will be served. (No gifts, please.)

We the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Ken and Patricia Sundstrom are proud to announce the 65th anniversary of their July 7, 1953 wedding at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Minneapolis. We celebrate their love and commitment to each other and God’s faithfulness to them ove…

The 50th Class Reunion for the Coon Rapids Sr High Class of 1968 will be held on Sept. 8th, 2018 at the Coon Rapids VFW on Coon Rapids Blvd, at 6 pm Time to chat, Hors D’ Oeurves at 6:45, DJ at 8:30.  $40 if RSVP by 8/15; $45 if later.  For information Contact Pam (Jurgensen) Vaughan at vaug…

The 50th Class Reunion for the Coon Rapids Sr High Class of 1968 will be held on Sept. 8th, 2018 at the Coon Rapids VFW on Coon Rapids Blvd, at 6pm. Time to chat, Hors D' Oeurves at 6:45, DJ at 8:30. $40 if RSVP by 8/15; $45 if later. For information Contact Pam (Jurgensen) Vaughan at vaugha…

Celebrating Father's Day with Five Generations. All five are the first-born males in their families. Russ Horbal (75), Gus Horbal (103), Greysen Horbal (5 months), Kleight Horbal (27). Back row Scott Horbal (53).

The Blaine Senior High School Class of 1983 will celebrate its 35th Reunion on Saturday July 21, 2018 at McDuff's/Rum River Hills Golf Course in Ramsey starting at 4 p.m. with Hors D' Oeurves served from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance/ $20 at the door. Checks Payable to: Robin Michalski…

Dr. Melissa Morgan Belec of Ham Lake, MN, earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Masters Degree in Public Health from Touro University of California in Vallejo. Commencement ceremonies were held on the campus of U.C. Berkeley on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Melissa is a 2007 graduate of Bla…

Darlene and Joe Aragon are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathrine Melia Aragon, to Kyle E. Gates. Kathrine graduated from Anoka High School in 1997 and from Concordia College (Moorhead) in 2002. She completed her Master’s degree at Michigan State University in 2005. Cur…

Join us for Arlene's 90th birthday party on June 2nd from 1-5 p.m. at the VFW in Coon Rapids at 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd.

Happy Birthday! 92 - Good for You! With Love, Your Girls!

Celebrating 60 years of marriage! April 9, 1958 - April 9, 2018 Join us to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of Paul and Myrle Riveness WHEN: Sunday April 8, 2018 TIME: 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Abundant Life Church 1105 117th Avenue NE Blaine, MN 55434 Abundant Life Church is sponsoring a cele…

Jerry and Susan Koch of Coon Rapids, MN are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Koch to James Normington, son of Syd Normington and Carolyn Koleske of North St. Paul, MN. Angela is a 2011 graduate of Coon Rapids High School and 2015 graduate from the University of St. …

Join The Bank of Elk River in celebrating Glen Hardin's 42 years in banking at a retirement open house on Friday, March 23 from 4-7 p.m. at The Links at Northfork, 9333 Alpine Drive NW, Ramsey. Special music from 6-7 p.m. by Nashville recording artist and Glen Campbell's bandleader, Jeff Dayton.

Happy 90th birthday to our wonderful mother and grandmother. Love, David, Nancy, and Peggy also 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren

Jean had a special birthday and we are having a celebration! Maybe you know her from Milaca, or Anoka (as a MacGlover) or farming in Elk River, but please join Clem, Lori and the whole family at The Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove, MN on Sunday, January 14, 2018 for an Open House from 2-6 PM t…

Joel Springer and Paula Mohr of Anoka are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Springer, to Zachary Punt, son of Orlin and Amy Punt of Langford, S.D. Katherine is a 2013 graduate of Anoka High School. She plans to graduate in May 2018 from Northern State University i…

Keith Kilpatrick, age 68, passed away quickly on September 17, 2017.He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jocelyn (Hukee) Kilpatrick, daughter Courtney Kilpatrick, and brother Dale Kilpatrick (wife Alexia, sons, Zachary and Samuel).Preceded in death by his parents, Cora Kilpatrick and Will…

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY MOM! Come celebrate Lucille Elrite’s 90th Birthday! Join us for an open house from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 7th at Riverwind Country Club, 2701 Northdale Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids.

HAPPY 90thBIRTHDAY MOM!Come celebrate Lucille Elrite’s 90th Birthday! Join us for an Open House from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 7th at Riverwind Country Club, 2701 Northdale Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids.

Roy Peterson, 91, of Fergus Falls died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the PioneerCare Center in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.Roy Carl Peterson was born November 20, 1925 to Carl and Esther (Pedersen) Peterson in Anoka, MN. He was baptized and confirmed at Glen Cary Lutheran Church in Ham Lake, …

Robert “Bob” Eugene Swanson, age 79, of Burns Township, Minnesota passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.Bob was born on July 26, 1938 to Harold and Viola Swanson in Burns Township, Minnesota. He graduated from high school in 1956 and served in the Air Force. On June 29, 1963…

Allen Roy Harron, of Grasston, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at his home. He was 61 years old.Allen was born on June 12, 1956 in Virginia, Minnesota to parents Joseph and Jeannette (Walker) Harron. Allen was the fifth of six children and grew up in Mareno, CO until he was in th…

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather & Great-GrandfatherDonald Duerr, age 88 of Anoka, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sept. 25, 2017.Preceded in death by parents, Roman and Veronica; and brother, Robert.Survived by loving wife of 66 years, Miriam; children, Pamela Spoh…

On September 15, 2017 Minnesota lost one of its most honored, premier athletes, a University of Minnesota alumnus, a running mentor and owner of Steve Hoag’s Marathon Sports. Steven, age 70, of Shakopee, formerly of Minneapolis and Anoka, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loving f…

Vernon Donald Weiss, of Coon Rapids, MN passed away peacefully at home on August 24th, 2017.He was 85 years old.http://cremationsocietyofmn.com/obituaries/vernon-donald-weiss/

Robert W. Drew and his wife Dorothy P. Drew went to be with the Lord this summer. Dorothy, 88, passed on Monday, May 29, 2017 and Robert, 90, on Thursday, August 24, 2017. They were married 61 years and their lives grounded in their faith, together now with their Lord and Savior.Both were lo…

Join us for a surprise 95th birthday for James Dingle on Sunday, Sept. 10, 1-4 p.m. at the Coon Rapids American Legion.

Tanya Jo Kirk and Blake Jeffrey Haliburton along with their parents, Hal and Sammi Haliburton of Zimmerman and Nikki Kirk and Randy Ivesdal of Elk River, are happy to announce that they will be joining their lives together.Blake is a 2010 graduate from Zimmerman High School. He is currently …

Violet Lois Stone, age 93 of Cambridge and formerly of St. Francis, died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.Vi was born July 24, 1924 to Sanford and Vivian (Mayberry) Broadbent. She graduated from St. Francis High School in 1942 and married Curt Stone in 1946. They had t…

Blesi, Charles William age 90 died August 20, 2017 at his home in Andover, MN. He is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Elverna Blesi, and survived by his sons, Peter (Lynda) Blesi and Paul (Elizabeth) Blesi; grandchildren, Jennifer Blesi, Nicholas Blesi, Todd (Nicole) Schaufenbuel, …

Russell DeLong, age 87, died Monday, August 14, 2017 at his home in Nowthen, MN. He was born April 19, 1930 in Gary, MN.Russ was a hard-working and proud husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He retired from Hoffman Engineering in Anoka, MN after 27 years.He enjoyed telling sto…

nee BergGladys Bandimere, age 99 of Coon Rapids, passed peacefully on August 12, 2017.Preceded in death by husbands, Gordon Dunn and Del Bandimere; son, Gordon Dunn, Jr.; siblings, Delvina Peterson, Mildred Martin, Verna Berg, Gilbert and John Berg; sons-in-law, Tom Ferry and Steve Huff.Surv…

Troy Van Driel, age 53 of Stanchfield, MN, passed away at Abbott Northwest Hospital in Minneapolis on Aug. 1, 2017 surrounded by his loving family and close friends, after undergoing cerebral surgery.He leaves to grieve his mom and dad, Bob and Dee Van Driel of Ramsey, MN; brothers Cory (Deb…

Clay OlsonBrad and Robin Botts of Elk River announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle, to Clay Olson, son of Steve and Amy Olson of Sand Creek, WI. Michelle graduated from Elk River in 2012. They met at UMD where they both earned degrees in 2016.Michelle is currently attending Medi…

Sheryl Gimmie, of Maple Grove, passed away at her home Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Coon Rapids Class of 1977 will be celebrating their 40th year reunion on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 6 p.m., Bunker Hills Event Center, Coon Rapids, MN. Early Bird price $40 by July 29th, after or at the door $50. For more information email: cr1977reunion@gmail.com