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February 12, 2016
Steve Stark uses charcoal drawings and his passion for history to bring the region’s past alive. He will present on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Ecumen Bethany Chapel in Alexandria.
Meet Mr. History
February 12, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
From the archives - 1966: Join the clothing collection effort of Bundle Days Drive
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
November 24, 2015
FROM THE ARCHIVES: 2005 - Twelve failed in 39 tobacco compliance tests
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
Observations from the archives, 1990: Douglas County has fifth-highest accident rate
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
From the archives, 1990: Bubble arena to be erected next to RCC
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
This postcard, dated 1913, shows the North American Creamery “cold storage” building in Alexandria.
Photo from Douglas County Footprints: A Step back in TIme
Wedum Building is important part of Alexandria history
June 12, 2015 - 9:21am
September 9, 2014
Observations from the archives, 2004: National Guard unit returns from Kosovo
September 9, 2014 - 11:56am
September 5, 2014
This vintage photograph portrays Franklin Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, with their children. A new PBS documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, will tell the Roosevelts’ story. A sneak peek of the show will be held Sunday, September 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Knute Nelson in Alexandria.
Contributed photo.
Take a look inside the Roosevelt family history
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
September 3, 2014
On Thursday, a live painting event was hosted at Cherry Street Books in Alexandria for the public to see first-hand, an artist’s creative process unfold. Painter Myron Sahlberg of Alexandria painted a portrait of Emma Reilly, 14, of Alexandria, while promoting a large-scale project set to be unveiled next spring at the Runestone Museum.
Amy Chaffins | Echo Press
Viking painting project begins soon
September 3, 2014 - 7:05am
Observations from the archives, 2004: Midwife delivers 1,000th baby
September 3, 2014 - 12:00am
August 14, 2014
Observations from the archives, 1964: Krazy Day biggest and best ever
August 14, 2014 - 11:59am
August 13, 2014
Diana Rogers, director of the Family History Center in Alexandria, demonstrates how to use one of the three microfilm machines at the center. Along with microfilm, the center offers a variety of ways for people to research their genealogy.
Photo by Jessica Sly, Echo Press.
Do you know your roots?
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
October 29, 2013
The Moe Township Temperance Society was established in 1900. That year, the group built Temperance Hall to provide an alternative place for fellowship other than taverns. The building blew down in a storm in 1917 and was never rebuilt. (Courtesy of Douglas County Historical Society)
Wets, drys, gangsters, flappers
October 29, 2013 - 1:49pm
August 23, 2013
A J.C. Penney sign was found under-neath some tin that was taken down this week at Past and Present Home Gallery at 619 Broadway in Alexandria. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)
A sign of Alexandria's past comes to light
August 23, 2013 - 12:00am
July 14, 2013
Four reasons why families should hit the road this summer
July 14, 2013 - 7:46am