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A summer of construction has drawn to a close and now the public is invited to check out the changes at the Handke Family Center in Elk River from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. The freshly remodeled north wing will be on display while free snacks and refreshments are served and […]

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n Ribbon-cutting gives lift to new deer, artistic entrance at Handke’s new nature exploration center   by Jim Boyle Editor The dressed up Nature and Explore Center at the Handke Family Center has officially opened. Sue Seeger, the winning artist behind a $20,000 gateway and entrance to the outdoor play area and classroom cut the […]

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There will be free stress, anxiety, and depression Seminar presented by Cindy Lovelette and District 728 Community Education taking place on at 6:30 p.m. on June 12 at Handke. Pre-registration is not mandatory for this one. Lovelette’s also offering a class called A Coach’s Tool Box: Dealing With Anxiety & Negative Self Talk at 6:30 […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Richard A. Genck considered a career in ministry and nearly completed a degree in psychology before shifting his career focus to education while at Macalester College as a young man. The decision served this Marine veteran  well, allowing him to land administrative positions in Menomonie and Elmwood, Wis., and Winthrop, Minn., […]

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District 728 Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from local artists to design a unique and inviting entryway and plaza to their outdoor Nature Explore Classroom overlooking Handke Stadium in Elk River. The public art commission is open to all professional artists, artisans, architects, landscape architects, or a team […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor •Enrollment in the Elk River Area School District dropped for the first time in 20 years or more. Superintendent Mark Bezek reported that the school district began the school year with about 80 to 100 fewer students than last school year. •Spectrum High School and Middle School opened for business in […]

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Rainy weather didn’t faze the more than 30 Elk River Minnesota School of Business (MSB) staff and faculty who volunteered their time last Friday, beautifying the Handke Center’s outdoor classroom in Elk River. “It may be wet out here, but that’s not stopping us from having fun and getting the work done,” said Kayla Stai, […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The public attended an 80th birthday party for the Handke Center on Wednesday, Jan. 12. The event was a chance to reminisce, meet old classmates, take a building tour, and see how portions of Handke have been restored and how the facility is being used today. There were historic photographs of […]

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