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Out and About – Winter snow plow

February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Snowplows have received a workout this winter, cleaning up after snowfalls big and little.
This plow driver worked his way along an Evansville Township road near Lake Jennie last week.
Spring is still a long 42 days away on the calendar, but here continue reading on echopress.com

Out and About – Water main break

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Crews from Alexandria Light and Power worked in single-digit temperatures and face-numbing wind chills Monday as they repaired a water main break on Nokomis Street.
Drivers encountered a detour between the 10th and 11th Avenue intersections and were…continue reading on echopress.com

Out and About – Cold weather trick

January 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

How cold was it last week?
Nick Lenz of Alexandria wanted to test it out with this cold weather trick on January 6: He filled a container with very hot water and then threw it into the air at the car lot where he works at Alexandria Motors.
With th…continue reading on echopress.com

Out and About – Snowshoe message

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

The recent cold snap hasn’t sent everyone scurrying indoors. Van Gooch of Holmes City noticed deer and snowmobile tracks on Echo Lake from his home along Rachel Shores. “I thought I should go out with my snowshoes and stamp out an emblem or messa…continue reading on echopress.com

Out and About: Temperature turn-around hits home over weekend

December 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

Weather whiplash crashed into the lakes area last weekend.

Friday brought a daytime high of 38 degrees.

Just 48 hours later, the temperature plunged to 9 below zero.

FRIDAY A little bit of spring fever set in Friday as the daytime high hit 3…continue reading on echopress.com

Out and About – Viking Plaza holiday shopping

December 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

Alexandria’s Viking Plaza was a busy place to be Saturday as shoppers scurried for Christmas gifts.
Volunteers with Titus2 Homes, a Christ-centered home to help women in need, were busy wrapping presents and received donations for their expertise….continue reading on echopress.com

Out and About – Jefferson High School Christmas concert

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

Friends, family and fans of music packed the Jefferson High School gymnasium this past Sunday to take in the final Christmas concert that will ever be performed at JHS.
This year’s concert featured three choirs, two orchestras, four extra-curricul…continue reading on echopress.com

Out and About – Osakis Santa Day

December 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

Christmas wishes filled the air during Osakis Santa Day last Saturday at the Osakis Public School Cafeteria.
Children sat on his lap, posed for photos and received treat bags. Other activities included cookie decorating, making reindeer food, face t…continue reading on echopress.com

Out and About – Living Nativity

December 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

The story of the birth of Jesus Christ came to life at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria Saturday.

The annual Living Nativity event featured key scenes and figures from the Bible, including the inn, the stable, live animals (including camels), t…continue reading on echopress.com

Out and About – Battle of the Businesses

November 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Garden Center in Alexandria was the site for the “Battle of the Businesses” fundraiser for the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Friday night.

The event offers an opportunity for local businesses to participate in friendly bowling …continue reading on echopress.com