Observations from the Archives: 1967: Knot-Hole Gang takes in a Twins game – Minnesota News

Observations from the Archives: 1967: Knot-Hole Gang takes in a Twins game – Minnesota News

The second annual meeting of the Douglas County Breeder’s Association will be held on the Erickson farm on the east shore of Lake Geneva, Alexandria Township. There will be a cow judging contest by boys and girls, 12 — 18 years of age, prizes to be awarded as follows: 1st prize, $5; 2nd, $3 and 3rd, $2.

1967, 50 years ago: Veterans of World War I will meet for their 12th annual convention with headquarters at the Alexandria Motor Hotel. Approximately 600 delegates and auxiliary members are expected.

Alexandria City Council acted at the request of 19 property owners south of the city to annex 393.4 acres of land into the city limits. The land includes a tract designated as the site of a shopping center adjacent to the Highway 29S.

Crowned Douglas County’s Dairy Princess is Diane Scholten, daughter of the Henry Scholten of Garfield. She was sponsored by the Evansville Coop Creamery. Chosen as attendants were Sandra Uhde of Parkers Prairie and Darlene Marthaler of Osakis.

The new Holiday Station on 320 3rd Avenue East in Alexandria will have its Grand Opening with a color TV given away to a lucky registrant. A free three-piece raincoat set will be available with the coupon printed in the advertisement.

1992, 25 years ago: A major water project is underway in Alexandria, extending the water main from 3rd Avenue to The Depot Restaurant. Hydrants will also be installed off the line to improve fire protection for businesses on North Broadway, including the Chamber of Commerce, the Runestone Museum and United Building Center.

Negotiations are underway for the transfer of Central Junior High from the school district to the county….

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