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Churck Nettestad is this year's recipient of Sertoma's Service to Mankind award.

Boy Scout leader honored for his many good turns

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"Do a good turn daily" is the Boy Scouts' slogan.

It also applies to Chuck Nettestad of Alexandria. As a Scouting volunteer, he's been doing good turns for others for more than 25 years.


Last Wednesday, the Alexandria Sertoma Club turned the table on Nettestad, recognizing his many good deeds in Scouting and other capacities by presenting him with its highest honor to a non-member - the Service to Mankind Award.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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