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Jim and Laddie Elwell are stepping down from their positions with the Headwaters Science Center. For nearly 20 years, Laddie has been the executive director while Jim has been the finance officer. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

A new year, a new direction: Elwells prepare to retire after nearly 20 years

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In spring 1992, as Laddie Elwell prepared for a first-of-its-kind meeting to round up community support for a local science center, she had a statement to make.

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"This will not be a museum; it will be a facility for 'hands on' experimental kinds of exhibits, all fun and intellectually challenging."

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