Echo Press staff
Party in the Street A portion of Broadway between Fourth and Seventh Avenue will be blocked off from 4-11 p.m. on Friday, July 19, during Party in the Street. A classic car show will take place from 4-8 p.m., rock band I Witness will play from 8-11 p.m. and Raapers Eatery & Ale will run a beer garden. Also watch for curbside food, craft beer tastings and a bean bag tournament from 6-11 p.m.
Friday, July 19 7:30 a.m. Wake Up Alexandria, Vantage Bank, 410 30th Ave. E., Alexandria 9 a.m. Fishing Frenzy Friday, Fishing Docks near Amphitheater, Lake Carlos State Park 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Minnesota Motorcycle Rally, Apols Harley Davidson, 1515 32nd Ave. W., Alexandria 2 p.m. Movie "Smallfoot," Douglas County Library, Alexandria 3-5 p.m. Book Signing by Kiersten Hall, Cherry Street Books, 503 Broadway St., Alexandria 4-11 p.m. Broadway's Party in the Street, downtown Alexandria
Christian singer-songwriter Jillian Jones will return to Mount Carmel Retreat Center for a concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 22. Jones released her first album, "He Is Everything," in 2016. Her first full length debut, “Perfectly Clear," features 10 songs with an eclectic blend of piano-driven pop. Jones is music coordinator at Covenant Church in North Mankato.
The Alexandria VFW Auxiliary is holding its annual salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at St. Mary's Great Hall, at the corner of 5th Avenue and Hawthorne Street. The cost is $8, and the VFW Auxiliary Post 936 is the sponsor.
Cassie & The Bobs play courthouse concert Cassie & The Bobs, a Patsy Cline tribute show from west-central Minnesota, will perform a free concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn in Alexandria on Thursday, July 18. The local band recreates Cline's music from the early 1960s, a time when she dominated country singing. Rolling Stone magazine named her No. 46 in its list of the top 100 greatest singers of all time.
Church hosts bazaar and luncheon First Congregational UCC annual bazaar and luncheon will take place on Thursday, July 18. The bazaar, which dates back to 1926, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offer baked goods, gifts, books and theme baskets. The salad luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a takeout option. This year's theme is "Blessings Every Day."
Crash sends five to hospital An SUV and a construction tractor collided on a Douglas County highway Monday morning, sending one adult and four children to the hospital. The crash was reported at 6:48 a.m. July 15 on Highway 27, near County Road 1, in Solem Township. A construction tractor driven by David Reque, 58, of Farwell, turned east onto Highway 27 from County Road 1 and accelerated when it was rear-ended by a 2010 Lincoln Navigator that was also going eastbound on Highway 27, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
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An SUV and a construction tractor collided on a Douglas County highway Monday morning, sending one adult and four children to the hospital. The crash was reported at 6:48 a.m. July 15 on Highway 27, near County Road 1, in Solem Township.
Dean's list Gregg Raisanen, interim vice president of academic and student affairs at Alexandria Technical & Community College, recognized the following students for academic excellence during the 2019 spring semester. These students were named to the dean's list for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher. (Students from Alexandria and Brandon appeared in the July 5 issue): Carlos: Keyanna Barker, Mackenzie Beulke and Christina Palmer. Evansville: Robert Dufeck, Kali Johnson and Kristina Nelson. Farwell: Jack Englund.