Based on accounts in the Sherburne County Star News and the Elk River Star News and compiled by Joni Astrup.
10 years ago
•The city of Elk River awarded bids for demolition of Elk River Bowl, located at 13161 Highway 10. The low bidder was Chadwick Co. with a bid of $19,260. The business had been closed since a heavy, wet snow on March 1, 2007, caused part of the roof to collapse. The owner signed a petition asking the city to demolish the building and assess the costs to his property taxes.
•The 193rd Avenue project was opened to traffic on Nov. 4, 2009. The $5.3 million project extended 193rd Avenue east from Xavier Street to County Road 13, providing a direct link to Highway 169.
25 years ago
•Bruce Anderson won election to become Sherburne County’s new sheriff, beating Norman “Skip” Gerlach 9,286 to 7,184.
•Another Bruce Anderson, this one from Buffalo, beat state Rep. Stephanie Klinzing, DFL-Elk River. Anderson, a Republican, got 6,811 votes to 6,049 for Klinzing. Other area legislative winners were Mark Ourada (Senate), and Leslie Schumacher, Mark Olson, Arlon Lindner, Tom Hackbarth and Teresa Lunch (House).
50 years ago
•WCCO Radio was to observe Farm-City Week by spending an afternoon at the Dick Hinkle farm on Nov. 25. Hinkle operated a large dairy farm just northwest of Elk River.
•The Elk River chapter of the FFA (Future Farmers of America) announced it would conduct a corn drive for Camp Courage. FFA members would be contacting farmers and other people for donations of corn or cash.
100 years ago
•Judge Frank T. Wilson spoke at a Commercial Club “Victory Dinner” in Elk River. Wilson talked about community service. The dinner was attended by 120 people. The menu was chicken and mashed potatoes, rutabagas and the “usual fixings” followed by ice cream with chocolate sauce.
•A meeting of the charter members of the Paul Corey Davis Post of the American Legion was held. There were 27 charter members. Annual dues were $4.