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October 14, 2016
Marian Paroo, played by Faith Johnson, looks on as Mrs. Paroo (Miriam Thornquist) gives Amaryllis (Faith Odland) a piano lesson during a "Music Man" rehearsal. (Contributed)
Pick-a-little, talk-a-little
October 14, 2016 - 12:00am
October 12, 2016
Three organizations came together to make the duffel bag donation possible. Pictured are (left to right) Douglas Machine employees Jeff Arkfeld, Tom Wosepka and Colt Cozart; Douglas County Social Services Director Laurie Bonds; His Kids volunteers Rachael McCleary, Marie Johnson and Chad Melton; Douglas County social worker Jennifer McLaughlin; Douglas Machine employee Joe Luke; and His Kids volunteer Penny Oleson. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Helping the foster journey
October 12, 2016 - 12:00am
October 7, 2016
Marion Bauer prefers to color floral designs in pastel colors. When she finishes, some are hung up as decorations, while the rest are recycled. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Comfort in coloring: Woman finds relaxation, comfort through coloring books
October 7, 2016 - 2:00am
October 5, 2016
Twin Cities Adventure Play hosts pop-up playgrounds throughout the Twin Cities area.(Photo courtesy of Twin Cities Adventure Play)
Pop-up playtime
October 5, 2016 - 2:15am
September 30, 2016
Volunteers unload a van heaped with food donation items from various businesses around town at the Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Keeping the food shelf stocked
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
September 28, 2016
Jackie Notch, Douglas County Jail administrator, is the recipient of the Minnesota Sheriff's Association's Administrator of the Year. She is pictured with Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen (left) and Chief Deputy Brad Lake. (Contributed)
First female road deputy now admin of the year
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 23, 2016
The Jensen family takes part in the annual Faith Rose 5K in memorial of Porter and Eli, the twin boys they lost in 2009.  (Contributed)
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
September 23, 2016 - 8:48am
September 21, 2016
William Flaig, HONOREE
Alumni Hall of Fame inductees to be honored
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
September 16, 2016
Ecumen Bethany Community Adult Day Services supervisor Carla Nienaber and day services participant Cliff Bowman share a smile. (Contributed)
One big, extended family
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
September 13, 2016
Flags adorn the 3M lot next to the Cenex gas station along Highway 29 South in Alexandria as a tribute to the victims who were killed on Sepember 11, 2001. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Flags planted for 9-11 Never Forget Project
September 13, 2016 - 11:09am
September 9, 2016
Dr. Paul Arnesen of Alexandria, who was named a Douglas County Outstanding Senior Citizen, was recently recognized as a runner-up at the state Outstanding Senior Citizen program at the Minnesota State Fair.  (Will Benson | Echo Press)
Life lessons help senior earn state honor
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Tessa (bottom right) is the middle of three children in the Arvidson family and was diagnosed with Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) shortly after birth. Also pictured are her mother, Veronica; father, Ben; brother, Liam; and her sister, Thea. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Special vision needs
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Jerry Gould of Waite Park takes a photo of Jim and Betty Stricker of Brandon and Fred and Renee Mehr of Cold Spring at last year’s Moonshine Madness. This group got into the spirit of the event by wearing Prohibition-era outfits.   (File photo)
Get ready for Moonshine Madness
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
September 7, 2016
ATCC student Liz Huebsch always struggled with school and was diagnosed with dyslexia in ninth grade. In the time since, she has discovered her talents lie in art and photography, a common trait in dyslexics. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
The gift of dyslexia
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
August 31, 2016
The Hospice of Douglas County includes nurses, medical director, hospice aides, chaplain, musc and massage therapists, along with more than 45 volunteers. (Contributed)
Hospice serves more than cancer patients
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am