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.
Summer is fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean your kids should stop learning.
According to the National Summer Learning Association, kids not involved in meaningful summer activities lose learning skills.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Mickey McRoberts always envisioned Haiti as messy and hot and ugly. She was right.
But in its messiness she saw a way to help clear away some clutter.
Despite its oppressive heat, she saw a way to bring just a small breath of fresh air.
There’s a national champion living in the Osakis community. Averie Mounsdon, 9, is the top puller in the National Pedal Pull competition.
In September, the Osakis third grader pulled 190 pounds of weight 29-feet, 9-inches to earn the national championship.
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