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Matt and Corine Thoennes of Millerville will be celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving and this past August, Matt celebrated his 100th birthday. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Celebrating 100 Thanksgivings: Two Douglas County veterans have plenty to be thankful for
5 hours 9 min ago
November 16, 2018
County gives lakes group $50,000
November 16, 2018 - 7:29am
November 14, 2018
Katie Perry (right) read a winning essay by her daughter Maya (center) at the Veterans Day program Sunday in Alexandria. Gabe Pipo (left), veteran and chairman of the Veterans Memorial Park in Alexandria, announced the essay winners, which also included Serenity Peterson and Addy Lenz. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Veterans honored at annual program
November 14, 2018 - 7:12am
November 11, 2018
As the American flag was presented at the Veterans Day program Sunday afternoon, a veteran stood at attention and gave a salute. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
A salute to veterans
November 11, 2018 - 3:20pm
November 1, 2018
Paid Political Letter: Douglas County Board needs change
November 1, 2018 - 1:00pm
October 4, 2018
A horse-drawn carriage that once belonged to an Urbank doctor is for sale on behalf of the Runestone Museum Foundation. It is on display on Broadway just inside the Fort Alexandria gates. (Contributed)
Community news
October 4, 2018 - 11:56am
September 30, 2018
Audrey Behrens (left) and Kendall Brickweg (right) of the United Way serve a chili with a fishing theme to Jeff Dunn and Mickey Larson during the United Way Chili Cook-Off at the Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria last year. (File photo)
Community news
September 30, 2018 - 7:15am
September 29, 2018
Vanessa Bruggeman with Quilts of Valor presented quilts to veterans from the Douglas County area who are going on an Honor Flight this Sunday or who have experienced the trip before. The veterans include (clockwise, from left) Allan Nelson, Grace and Maurie Peterson, Jerome Peterson and Marilyn Peterson, Len Schreiber and Sidney Nyhusmoen. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)  play button
Honor Flight veterans treated to a surprise: They'll take 'trip of a lifetime' this Sunday w/video
September 29, 2018 - 6:51am
August 27, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Vietnam veterans deserve apology
August 27, 2018 - 7:01am
July 11, 2018
An Echo Press Editorial: Hire a veteran to do the job right
July 11, 2018 - 8:24am
July 5, 2018
The Miltich Brothers will perform at Evansville Art Center's First Friday concert on July 6 in memory of band mate Victor Facio, center. (Contributed)
Community news
July 5, 2018 - 8:39am
June 22, 2018
Members of the Alexandria chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, including (left to right) Tom Scearcy of Alexandria, Steve Carlson of Frazee (formerly of Garfield) and Merl King of Evansville, rode their motorcycles to Washington, D.C. to take part in the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally. Not pictured: Gary Modlin  of Lowry. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
June 22, 2018 - 4:53am
June 17, 2018
Veterans from the Douglas County area who took part in an Honor Flight out of Fargo on May 20 included (left to right) Henry Bergs and Winfred Polzin, both of Alexandria, and Ralph Jahnke of Parkers Prairie. (Contributed)
Speaker to talk about Honor Flight
June 17, 2018 - 10:18am
May 28, 2018
Russ Oorlog, a Vietnam veteran and member of Vietnam Veterans of America, smiles at the crowd during the Memorial Day parade in Alexandria Monday morning. Oolog, who served in the infantry in Vietnam, was the grand marshal. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)   play button
Honoring those who sacrificed for their country
May 28, 2018 - 12:44pm
May 27, 2018
LETTER: Listen to living veterans and their stories
May 27, 2018 - 10:36am
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