LAKEFIELD -- A treasure trove disguised as chrome and rust awaits the antique car collector at Mike Handzus' auction starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Handzus is selling about 140 vehicles and parts at his home in rural Lakefield, including a Model-A and some Dodge Brothers pieces dating from 1918 to the 1930s. "He has a street rodders' paradise out there," said auctioneer Yvette VanDerBrink. "They're all projects.
LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Bret Greve might not be on American Idol, but the Harris-Lake Park Elementary is a star all the same. Greve was named a 2006 American Star of Teaching this month, an honor he shares with just 50 others in the nation -- one teacher for each state. "I know there are a lot of others that are much more deserving than me," Greve said.
JACKSON -- Like many Minnesota schools hit hard by rising fuel costs and lagging state funding, Jackson County Central will ask local voters for an additional $749.77 per pupil unit in November's general election. "There's just no money. Basically, we are deficit spending, even with the cuts," said JCC Superintendent Gery Arndt.
WORTHINGTON -- The District 518 Board of Education approved a maximum preliminary levy of $2,548,150.83 for 2006, contingent on information from the Minnesota Department of Education. "The referendum is not reflected in the levy," said Superintendent John Landgaard, referring to the proposed $1,000 per student operating referendum district residents will vote on Nov. 7. The levy represents what the district will get from local property taxes and includes money from the Prairie Elementary building referendum. The $2.55 million figure reflects a 2 percent decrease from last year's levy.
WORTHINGTON -- Blandin Foundation, which helps provide small Minnesotan communities with the tools they need to stay economically viable, recently sent its board of trustees to an exotic locale for a three-day retreat. They went to Worthington. "We are learning about Worthington, about the opportunities and challenges, and specifically, we're learning about the new Minnesotans," said Jim Hoolihan, president of the foundation. Worthington was chosen for the retreat partly because of its large number of immigrants and the diversity of cultures they represent. "We are in the process of articu
WORTHINGTON -- Turkeys weren't the only wildlife competing for glory during the King Turkey Day festivities. About 70 turtles were confined to a heavy plastic tub in the beer garden Friday night, waiting for their chance to race. The turtles, provided by Marv's Bait, were later moved to the corner of Third Avenue and 10th Street and then to the turtle racing ground -- the Nobles County Government Center lawn.
WORTHINGTON -- After a week of pawing through flower pots, overturning paving stones and peering into tree branches, Worthington residents can rest easy: the King Turkey Day Medallion has been found. "I called it in when I found it. They didn't believe me at first," said Nathan Kness, 21, who found the medallion in a flowering bush at the corner of Second Avenue and 10th Street at 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Plenty of people had already scouted out the little patio area on the corner this week.
WORTHINGTON -- After a week of pawing through flower pots, overturning paving stones and peering into tree branches, Worthingon residents can rest easy: the King Turkey Day medallion has been found. "I called it in when I found it. They didn't believe me at first," said Nathan Kness, 21, who found the medallion in a flowering bush at the corner of Second Avenue and 10th Street at 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Plenty of people had already scouted out the little patio area on the corner this week.