The Alexandria Senior Center is in trouble. It needs the community’s support and a fresh start to continue. Otherwise it will only be a matter of time before it will be forced to close.RELATED CONTENT
Just for fun – 2003, 10 years ago: Jeff Dertinger’s design for a new dumpster garbage can, which uses a wood frame and foot pedal, was one of 36 winners out of more than 8,000 entries.RELATED CONTENT
A fictional movie came out in 1997 called Wag the Dog. The basic premise of the movie was a U.S. president in potential trouble shortly before an upcoming election. The trouble, so to speak, was that the current president had made advances on an underage girl and it could swing the election once the public found out about it.RELATED CONTENT
This letter is in response to Tom Obert’s June 12 letter to the editor where he argues that same-sex marriage is not about religion, it is about the law. Wrong!
It’s hard to like forest tent caterpillars. They can be a messy nuisance. They feed on the leaves of trees, and in rare instances, can weaken them enough to kill them. And their numbers are climbing.RELATED CONTENT
Will Saudi Arabia ever join modern civilization? Or will it remain a virtual medieval country?RELATED CONTENT
Four families, “whistleblowers,” who lost their sons in the Chinook helicopter crash in the Tanji Valley, Afghanistan, on 8/6/11 spoke at the National Press Club Conference on 5/9/13 (www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqtJrJ40Cio).
My congratulations to Representative Jay McNamar, the DFL-controlled Legislature and Governor Dayton on a productive session.
This summer, our local Rotary Club is celebrating 75 years of service in Alexandria. Rotary began in 1905 and our local Club 2101 in District 5950 was organized in 1938.
You see them from time to time, walking along the ditches, picking up trash and stuffing the junk into garbage bags that will be picked up later. But do you appreciate just how much of a difference these “Adopt a Highway” volunteers are making?RELATED CONTENT
Just for fun – 100 years ago: For our women readers, here are some ingenious ways in which grandmother disguised stale bread.RELATED CONTENT
Attention: Do-gooders. You want to snuff out tobacco? I thought it was a legal product taxed by the state and federal government. I suppose you’d rather legalize marijuana.
I look out on the lake and see a mother and dad loon with their little ones and on the grass are the geese with their little ones. God made male and female in every species for the means of producing young.
It’s not commanding the same headlines as some issues at the State Capitol this year, but Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen helped push back metro objections and delivered something very special for Greater Minnesotans, their children, and generations to follow.
There have been a number of recent letters in the Echo proclaiming same-sex marriage violates the tenets of the Bible. And people are certainly entitled to their own religious beliefs.