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Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
November 17, 2010
DATA trail link to Y proposed
Snowmobilers should have a new trail to ride on this winter - one that connects them to the Alexandria YMCA. Bill Anderson, Douglas Area Trails...
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
October 8, 2010
YMCA Childcare Center to host open houses
The Alexandria Area YMCA Childcare Center will be hosting community open houses during the month of October. Community members and Y guests are welcome to drop by and check out the YMCA Childcare Center on the following dates: Saturday, October 9, 9 a.m.
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
Letter - Upset with YMCA garage sale
To the editor: I was one of the many angry people that got up very early this morning, Saturday, July 24 for the YMCA Garage Sale in Alexandria. We were there before 7 a.m., along with many, many other people. The parking lot was full of people who, like me, anticipated this sal...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
Letter - YMCA garage sale supported daycares
Editor's note: The newspaper contacted the YMCA for a response to this letter. It's printed below. To the editor: The Garage Sale that was held at the Alexandria Area YMCA was a tremendous success for the YMCA and I hope greatly benefited many home daycares in the Alexandria Area. When...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
July 21, 2010
YMCAs unveil new branding strategy
For the first time in 43 years, YMCA of the USA is unveiling a new brand strategy, along with logo change. From now on, more than 2,600 YMCAs will now be known as "the Y." The strategy is designed to increase understanding of the impact the organization makes in the community. Not...
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am
July 9, 2010
Disc golfing gets another whirl
A new golf course will open Saturday in Alexandria but you can leave your bag, spiked shoes and clubs at home. This one is for disc golfers. A...
July 9, 2010 - 12:00am
Author of 'Godspace' to speak on spiritual conversations
The Unity Foundation, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and YMCA are excited to bring author, speaker and YMCA Chaplain Doug Pollock to Alexandria for a community workshop on creating effective spiritual conversations. Have you been turned off by evangelistic methods in the...
July 9, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
YMCA offers swim lessons
The Alexandria Area YMCA wrapped up its first week of progressive swimming lessons last week. A total of 147 students enrolled in the first session, which will wrap up at the end of this week. The YMCA will offer five two-week sessions of swimming lessons throughout the summer,...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
June 16, 2010
'It's fun to stay at the...'
Supporters of the new Alexandria YMCA and the public were invited to a grand opening celebration of the nearly $9 million facility last Thursday....
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am
June 4, 2010
New YMCA opens
The new Alexandria YMCA - officially named the Maynard "Bud," Sylvia, Diane, Neil and Bruce Peterson Program Center - opened on Tuesday. Charter...
June 4, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2010
Are stop signs needed at new YMCA?
Stop signs, a new license bureau director, computer purchases, roof replacement and new squad cars were just a few of the agenda items discussed at a nearly three-hour long Douglas County Board meeting Tuesday morning. Dave Robley, public works director, explained the process for...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
YMCA makes progress on fundraising goal
The Alexandria Area YMCA's "Complete the Dream" capital campaign has surpassed the $8,526,000 mark and leaders are confident they will raise the remaining $359,000 necessary to reach the campaign goal of $8,885,000. To date, 838 individuals, businesses and foundations have supported...
April 28, 2010 - 12:00am
April 7, 2010
Changes await Young People's Place
Dawn Block is looking forward to June 1 when the doors of the new Young People's Place childcare center will open in the newly constructed Alexandria...
April 7, 2010 - 12:05am
March 26, 2010
'Dining Around Douglas' planned for April 11
Dining Around Douglas, a YMCA fundraiser, will take place Sunday, April 11. The event will take place at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. Social hour will run from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and the dinner/presentation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $35 and includes drawing to win gift...
March 26, 2010 - 12:00am
March 24, 2010
Charter memberships available at YMCA
Charter memberships are now available at the Alexandria Area YMCA. The Alexandria Area YMCA facility will open to charter members on June 1, and all other members and the general public on June 14. The joining fee is $25, and monthly rates are $16 for youth, $27 for young adults,...
March 24, 2010 - 12:00am