It started to rain on the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 4 in Zimmerman at the home of retired Minnesota Army National Guard Master Sgt. Launette Figliuzzi. Figliuzzi was being discharged from the Minneapolis VA Medical Center after suffering a spinal stroke on Friday, May 29. She was expecting …
Legion Honor Guard Commander Bill Dollansky dies from injuries suffered in fall; sharpshooter who operated tanks, raced cars and drove Ford trucks was a proud man
When Gov. Tim Walz declared a peacetime state of emergency on March 13, local churches in Elk River adjusted their schedules and cancelled worship services during the holy season of Lent.
A group of STEM-oriented students who were planning to go to a robotics world championship competition for the third year in a row will not have that opportunity.
Elk River Municipal Utilities has earned a Smart Energy Provider designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency and environmental initiatives that focus on low-cost, quality, safe, and reliable electric service.
Community Aid Elk River, the local food shelf, invites the community to its 40th Anniversary Open House from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at its facility, located at 12621 Elk Lake Road in Elk River.
Elk River American Legion Timeline
May 6: Private Paul Corey Davis, the first Sherburne County boy to die, succumbs to pneumonia in France.
Nov. 11: WWI ends.
Sept. 2: Elk River American Legion Post 112, Paul Corey Davis Post, charter has 30 signatures.
Nov. 13: First officers elected
Aug. 27: Permanent charter is received at Elk River.
Dec. 7: Japan bombs Pearl Harbor.
Dec. 8: President Roosevelt declares war.
Sept. 9: 1st Lieutenant Robert M. Darrow killed in Italy.
Jan. 15: Sergeant George Meyer killed in Belgium.
May and August: WWII ends.
June 11: First national Flag Day.
March 7: Post 112 members sign a new charter to recognize two Elk River men killed in WW II, and Post is renamed Davis-Darrow-Meyer American Legion Post 112.
U.S. Army Air Corps becomes U.S. Air Force.
Post 112 Ladies Auxiliary is formed.
Post builds a 30 x 70 foot building with cash donations and volunteer labor.
Post builds a 34 x 36 foot addition with basement and public meeting rooms.
Post builds another 30 x 36 foot space with a basement added, mainly for a game room.
Post 112, Sons of the American Legion charter is received from National on October 21.
The south extension, a 36 x 100 foot addition, was added, and some remodeling was done in the old lounge and hall, so it could be divided; a larger kitchen, new restrooms, a larger lounge, manager’s office and coat room were completed.
The post establishes an Honor Guard jointly with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5518.
Karen Luark becomes the first female commander of Post 112 and serves six terms (1996, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, and 2007).
Post 112 Legion Riders Charter is started.
Tom Kulkay is elected for his seventh term as commander of Post 112, which is the longest tenure in the 100-year history. of Post 112.
University of Minnesota Extension Master Naturalist Program, in partnership with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invites area residents to participate in National Public Lands Day on Sept. 28.
Laura Gifford relaxed on a pontoon while visiting with friends and family on Lake Orono this past Sunday. These days, Gifford takes as many lake days as she can.
A traffic complaint radioed in by a Big Lake officer on the way to the Sherburne County Jail in Elk River with a prisoner has led an arrest.
The former bookkeeper for Anoka Flooring Company was sentenced in federal court to three years and 10 months in prison for embezzling more than $630,000, U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald announced July 29.
Disabled military veterans are invited to spend a day at Veteran’s Lake in Ramsey from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. Rain date is Aug. 15.
Weeks after Elk River city officials heard hours of testimony from Lake Orono residents, appointing the members of the Orono Lake Improvement District board took minutes.
A sea of lights illuminated the evening sky at the Sherburne County Jail on Friday, July 12, as more than 300 people gathered as part of the national Lights for Liberty, an event to bring awareness to the conditions of immigration detention facilities along the southern border and closer to home.
The smashing and crashing going on Sunday inside the grandstand at the Sherburne County Fair will do more than provide thrills and chills for the hooping and hollering fans of the famed county fair demolition derby.
A districtwide project to repave parking lots can go ahead now that Elk River Area Public Schools has a contractor for the work. The school board awarded a $304,140.85 contract to Allied Pavement Company of Maple Grove on Monday night. The district sought to repave several parking lots acros…