Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

For the past several months, Clarence’s Recycling on the south side of Isanti has been racking up scrap metal and aluminum poundage during a drive to honor the memory of original owner Clarence Scharpen who passed away last August. The business is donating a penny per scrap metal pound and is currently at 585,000 lbs. […]

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Sergeant Major Bob Boone asked the audience to close their eyes for a moment to think about someone they know who has worn the uniform and served in the military. “Those people are unique people,” he said. “Less than 5 percent of the people in the United States living today are veterans, so it’s a […]

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Owner Clarence Scharpen had a heart for veterans From a young age, Clarence Scharpen was collecting and selling scrap metals. He turned that hobby into a business 10 years ago when he opened the family owned and operated Clarence’s Recycling in Isanti. Clarence passed away Aug. 25, 2012, and to honor his memory, his family is […]

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On Saturday, May 5, Clarence’s Recycling put on a fundraiser to support the efforts of the Isanti County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Task Force. Clarence Scharpen, a veteran himself, is the owner/operator of Clarence’s Recycling. His prior service and commitment to others who have served or are currently serving led Clarence to promoting this fundraiser. […]

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