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by Jim Boyle Editor Spectrum High School teacher Sharon Hall lost her grandpa Florian Nalezny to a heart condition, for all practical purposes in January 2001. He suffered a stroke while having triple bypass heart surgery. “He was never the same after that,” she told the Star News. He died in less than a month [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Bob and Corrine Jones both have celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary, but not with each other. These two love birds have only been together for the last decade. They will celebrate their 10th anniversary in August. They were Elk River neighbors in the 1960s and most of the 1970s. Bob, now [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Robert Koehler and Virginia Shapley graduated from Elk River High School in 1949. They were not high school sweethearts. They barely knew each other. But something clicked when the widow Virginia Barnier and widower Koehler connected at their 55-year class reunion in the summer of 2004. “I knew him, but he [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Girl Scout Camp Elk River helped kick off what will be a yearlong celebration of Girl Scouting’s 100th anniversary. More than 200 area scouts from 24 troops took a “Step Back in Time” at the winter encampment in Zimmerman that was designed to bring the girls back to the early days [...]

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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Christmas Day means something extra special to Erin Mathison of Zimmerman and her son, Jason, who will turn 7 years old this Christmas. The young boy is a cancer survivor. Erin Mathison was a junior at Elk River High School when her life was turned upside down after she discovered [...]

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Here is a sample of some of the holiday happenings in the Elk River area. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 and 27: Youth Theatre Workshop presents “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 26; 2 and 6 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Elk River High School Little Theater. For more information go to [...]

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by Tammy Sakry ECM Publications At times the room is full of talking and laughter. Other times it is quiet except for the sound of the sewing machines stitching together warm quilts. For six years the 20-plus members of the Stitch, Study and Share ministry have been wrapping people in a warm embrace. It started [...]

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