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Sailor Helping ICA Football Community members Rotarians and students teamed up to help the ICA Food Shelf. The Skippers football won 10-6 against Prior Lake thanks to a late touchdown. EXCELSIOR / SHOREWOOD Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 Excelsior Elementary students pay tribute to local veterans By PAIGE KIEFFER paige.kieffer@ecm-inc.com Excelsior Elementary honored United States veterans and active service members Nov. 9 during the school’s annual Veterans Day ceremony. The school’s fourth- graders and teachers hosted their annual trib- ute, which was attended by more than a dozen vet- erans whose service spans over 75 years. Many are members of the Clarence Cofer American Legion 259 in Shorewood, Ameri- can Legion Minnetonka Post 398 and Lake Min- netonka VFW Post 5919 in Wayzata. “I’ve watched 17 fourth- grade classes before this and I’ve enjoyed the fact you’ve been able to hear stories about our service men and women and the great things that have been accomplished in our coun- try because of their loyalty, commitment and fulfi lling their duty,” said Supt. Den- nis Peterson. “It’s wonder- ful for our children to see us gather and honor the military men and women who have served us so well Page 16 Pages 14-15 Dea e r rs! Rea you d r help ... keep We need s coming w e n l a c o l your Page 7 . . . . k e e w every (SUN SAILOR STAFF PHOTOS BY PAIGE KIEFFER) Excelsior Elementary fourth graders at their annual Veterans Day service Nov. 9 at the school. Many veterans who attended are members of the Clarence Cofer American Legion 259 in Shorewood, Ameri- can Legion Minnetonka Post 398 in Mound and Lake Minnetonka VFW Post 5919 in Wayzata. For more images, visit bit.ly/2hkzlNB. Minnetonka Board: Holcomb, LeSage and Vitale elected By PAIGE KIEFFER paige.kieffer@ecm-inc. com Minnetonka School District voters elected Mike LeSage and Chris Vitale to the district school board and re- elected incumbent John Holcomb, the board treasurer. The three candidates were running for three seats on the board. Board Chair Pam Langseth and Clerk Heidi Garcia did not seek re-election and will See Veteran , Page 10       0QX   &GE  /CVKPGGU *1.+&#; (#/+.; 5*19 /ˆVŽiÌÃ\ f£{ ‡ f£È "`œ}°Vœ“ œÀ ™xÓ°{Ç{°x™x£ Price $1.00 Volume 47, No. 47 Index Opinion-Pages 4-5 Calendar-Page 6 Public Safety-Page 7 Metro-Pages 8-9 Sports-Pages 16-19 Business-Page 20 Classifieds-Pages 23-26 Sun Newspapers | 10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 sailor.mnsun.com facebook.com/SunSailor @MNSunSailor PUBLIC NOTICES: See page 22 step down at the end of the year. According to unoffi cial results from the Secretary of State, LeSage received 1,223 votes or 32.76 per- cent, Vitale received 1,157 votes or 30.99 percent, and Holcomb received 1,291 votes or 34.58 percent, of the ballots cast. “I am looking forward to joining a world class school district like Minnetonka and I am excited to join the amazing members of the Minnetonka School Board,” Vitale said. “I would like to thank every- one that came out to vote. There was a great turnout in an uncontested, mid- term election and it really shows that our community cares about the quality of our schools. I would like to thank my wife Stacy and family, Treasurer Tim Koyonen, Dr. Peterson and his staff, and the members See Board , Page 2