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Dau - Blade Trista Dau of Alexandria and Thomas Blade of Hutchinson announce their engagement. Trista is the daughter of Ricky and Carol Dau of Alexandria. She is a 2006 graduate of Jefferson High School in Alexandria and a 2012 graduate of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks with a master's degree in speech-language pathology. She works for Fraser in Minneapolis as a speech-language pathologist. She works with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and preschool mental health disorders. Thomas is the son of Dan and Judy Blade of Hutchinson.
Makenzie Nelson and Ryan Veitch, both of Fargo, North Dakota, announce their engagement. Makenzie is the daughter of Vern and Pat Nelson of Alexandria. She is a 2000 graduate of Jefferson High School in Alexandria and a 2005 graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead with a bachelor's degree in both psychology and criminal justice. Ryan is the son of Richard and Renee Veitch of Pick City, North Dakota.
Tammy Roth of Alexandria and Matthew Justin originally of Little Falls were married on September 7, 2012 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Pastor Hans Dahl and Father Steve Binsfeld from St. Mary's performed the ceremony, with a reception and dance following at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. Tammy is the daughter of Gerald and Kolleen Roth of Alexandria. Matthew is the son of John and Colleen Justin of Little Falls. The matron of honor was Kari Roth.
Week of August 26-30 ALEXANDRIA Reservations: (320) 762-4280 Monday - Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes/gravy, mixed vegetables, lemon pudding Tuesday - Lasagna, garlic breadstick, green beans, peaches Wednesday - Minnesota casserole, wax beans, chocolate mousse Thursday - Hamburger, baked beans, coleslaw, Rice Krispies bar Friday - Oven fried chicken, potatoes, vegetable, dessert Meals served at Alexandria Nutrition Center.
Joy McWhorter will host a free quilt show Wednesday through Saturday, August 28-31 at her home at 14836 Highway 29 North, Miltona. The public is invited to stop by at any time August 28-31. There will be approximately 100 hand-stitched quilts on display. Coffee, lemonade and cookies will be served. For more information, call McWhorter at (218) 943-6051.
The Haggard Boys will perform at the final Red Willow Arts Coalition free concert on Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. on the lawn at the Douglas County Courthouse in Alexandria. The Haggard Boys are a classic country band from Sauk Centre. Formed at a local music store jam session, they quickly became a well-established professional group. Their repertoire includes many of the songs from artists such as Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Dwight Joakam. They currently play around central Minnesota and are available for any occasion. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
Douglas County Hospital August 15 Twin Boys, Kacie and Bryant Sullivan, Parkers Prairie August 16 Boy, Kristy and Cory Helmbrecht, Henning August 17 Boy, Jessica and Eric Peterson, Alexandria Girl, Jennifer Melby and Dane Bosl, Miltona August 19 Girl, Jenna and Jesse Lee, Alexandria August 20 Girl, Marie and Chad Linow, Alexandria
FORCE America, Inc. broke ground on its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Alexandria on August 14. The new 64,000 square foot facility will be built to manufacture integrated hydraulic circuits and custom manifolds designed for the on and off highway mobile markets. This investment will nearly triple the current manufacturing space located on the property adjacent to the new facility. Anticipating future expansion needs, the new plant has been designed to be expandable to 104,000 sq. ft.
Dennis Bitzan held off a late race charge by Cody Skytland in order to claim the WISSOTA Modified feature win during the Douglas County Fair night at Viking Speedway. Other drivers who found their way to Alexandria Motors victory lane included Eric Breeschoten in the WISSOTA Late Models, Jeff Crouse in the WISSOTA Super Stocks, Brett Miller in the WISSOTA Street Stocks, and Travis Saurer in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. First time visitor Tami Naslund of Little Falls was also victorious racing in the Viking Pure Stocks. She raced against four other drivers in the feature.
The West Central Area volleyball team hopes their five returning seniors will lead them to a top half finish in the Prairie Conference standings this season. "We have a solid core returning of many girls who had significant varsity experience," head coach Beth Hill said. "We have some girls who will help step up as leaders and be role models for others." Last year the Knights finished with an overall record of 8-17, which included a conference record of 2-8.