Ciara Drexler from Ashby has written a song and she needs local residents to make a video that will be sent to local service men and women for Veterans Day 2011. She is asking for people of all ages to gather at Citizen's Field in Alexandria on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m.
"I'm not that great as a communicator," Harold Grundman said. But what he claims he lacks in communication skills, he makes up for in other ways. After 30 years of farming in Villard, Grundman now lives with his wife Agnes just outside Forada. Nine children, 30 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren might be more than enough for some people to keep up with - but the 80-year-old is also dedicated to helping others. Grundman first learned of the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA) in the early 1990s through an article in the St.
When people think of a summer vacation, lying on the beach in Florida or shopping in New York may come to mind. But for Alexandria's Lauren Noyes, summer vacation meant traveling 3,400 miles away to volunteer - in Hong Kong. Noyes, daughter of Alicia Johnson Noyes and Robert Noyes of Alexandria, is currently in her fourth and final year at Concordia College, Moorhead, working on her major in business management and communications/public relations.
"I write because I love to write - not because I have to," Alexandria's Becky Cox, author of Tommy the Timid Turtle, said. "When my kids are 14 and 16, I want them to be able to say, 'My mom is a writer'." A few years ago, Cox's husband, Eric, put a small wooden cube with a turtle painted on it in their bathroom.
Family history is often forgotten - becoming unimportant to children and lost before it can be passed on. But history repeats itself, sometimes in the most tragic ways. In 2006, Jason Bohlsen's father was diagnosed with brain cancer. Five years later, during the same week, Jason's 2-year-old son, Jonathan, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. For the first two years of his life, Jonathan Bohlsen was an average boy. He liked to watch Toy Story 20 times a week and decorate with stickers.
Steve Klarich has come a long way since he started a business in his laundry room in Andover in 1992. First he had to expand into his garage. Then in 1999, Rig Rite, his company that manufactures boat accessories, moved to a 5,000-square-foot building in Miltona, where it still is today. A wholesale company that relies on shipping, Rig Rite could have been located anywhere. Klarich chose Miltona because he grew up in the Alexandria area and wanted to raise his daughters in a small town.
The inability to prevent that would-be terrorist from boarding a jet plane recently does not surprise me at all. Why are so many people acting surprised? Isn't it obvious that security lapse is just another example of a widespread systemic breakdown in competence throughout this country? It seems, more and more, in recent years that incompetence has the upper hand. If you recall, the September 11 terrorist attacks might have been prevented if the F.B.I., the C.I.A. and local law-enforcement agencies had shared information with one another.
The following is a collection of stories and other items that were included in Alexandria newspapers over the years. 100 YEARS AGO January 1910 Don't put Christ away until next Christmas 'Twas the week after Christmas and all through the town, the people are taking their Christmas lights down. They will pack them away to keep them in boxes and there they will stay. "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" is packed away, too. The shepherds and wise men, no longer in view. The city is darkened and filled with gloom. The only light shining is the light of the moon.
The following is a collection of stories and other items that were included in Alexandria newspapers over the years. 100 YEARS AGO December 1909 State geologist Professor N.H. Winchell of the Minnesota Historical Society has declared the Elbow Lake "runestone" to be a fossil sponge of the order "lachaditis," which lived millions of years ago in the Lower Silurian geologic age. The inscription consists of two concentric circles, the larger being about nine inches in diameter with a number of radial marks between them, arranged like figures on a clock.
It's hard to host a dinner these days. Too many people have become too fussy, like those kids at suppertime who turn their little noses up at anything but junk food. If you're planning a meal, you'd better call your prospective guests first and read off a check list of what you plan to serve, as well as the ingredients in each recipe.