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New MHS principal Joe Childs settling into job

October 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

Joe Childs was sipping from his Longfellow Elementary mug as the early day announcements blared across the halls of Mitchell High School. 
He was standing in the hallway in front of the school’s main offices, watching students scurry around t…continue reading on

Bob and Buckie

June 27, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Bob and Katie Winter’s place north of Garfield is peaceful, lakeside, private and lovely.
They are a warm and welcoming couple, so you can’t blame a guy for stopping by to say, “Hi” now and then.
Even a four-legged fella. Continue Reading

Rollin’ into spring at Grand Arbor

May 21, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

A new bike program at Grand Arbor’s Nelson Wellness Center in Alexandria provides residents and members the opportunity to get on a bike again. Continue Reading

Delivering comfort to wounded warriors

May 21, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Piece by piece, stitch by stitch, quilt by quilt – a group of quilters volunteered their talents over the last 18 months to deliver comfort to wounded soldiers.
Five local women from the Honor Quilts organization recently joined forces with quilters from Fergus Falls, Perham, Dent and Underwood to sew and hand-deliver 950 Quilts of Valor (QOV) to injured soldiers at Fort Knox and Fort Campbell. Continue Reading

Don’t take your health for granted

May 7, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

What if you essentially had to learn how to eat all over again?
This became one woman’s reality after being diagnosed with celiac disease. Continue Reading

An ‘accidental’ discovery

April 30, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Brady Lind of Alexandria is your typical 9-year-old rough-and- tumble boy. He loves hockey and baseball and playing with his brothers Evan, 12, and Caleb, 7.
That’s why his parents, Scott and Linda, weren’t surprised when he ended up with a possible fracture in his elbow. Continue Reading

‘Busy and active and socially happy’ despite Parkinson’s diagnosis

April 23, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

After 33 years of harried deadlines and countless evenings and weekends spent covering area sporting events, Larry Holverson was looking forward to retirement.
But his vision of what retirement looked like changed considerably just two weeks before he wrapped up his career. In May 2007, the Echo Press sports editor was told he had Parkinson’s disease (PD). Continue Reading

So much to do, so little time

March 12, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The only thing Harry and Joan Davis of Brandon have to worry about during retirement is how to find enough time to get everything done.
Their shop is full of projects patiently waiting to be completed. While the projects themselves aren’t in any hurry, the Davises are. Continue Reading

Mittens that heal

March 5, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

It all started with a simple black and white tie.
Judy Oatman of Lowry found herself grieving her father’s death. When she traveled back home from his funeral in Washington, she brought along a few of her father’s ties he wore as an usher at church on Sundays. Continue Reading

Biking across America

February 26, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

It’s likely a childhood bike ride with her sisters from Lazy Day Villa Resort in Alexandria to Carlos Corners inspired Megan Ausen to tackle a bike ride across the country in adulthood. Continue Reading

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