Friday, April 27, 2018

Prayers avail much, even at 3 a.m.

Whether we are facing everyday opportunities or epic obstacles, might we simply look for God in it all? Do you ever wake up in...

Profiles of Minden: 1852 & 1905

Two weeks ago my column included an account of Minden written in 1850. Today’s Echo will include two more profiles of our community appearing...

It’s not ‘cheap’ to be a little thrifty

I am a girl — and like most girls I love to shop. I have a husband that doesn’t mind going with me, no matter...

Minden’s ‘power’ debate of 1927

As issues surrounding electric power in Minden returned to the headlines recently, I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes from President Harry...

Cooking is easier than gardening for me

Hi! My name is Tina Specht and I am the wife of Minden Press-Herald publisher David Specht Jr. We have two amazing boys: Zachary...

One of the earliest accounts of Minden history is from 1850

Today’s Echo is one of the earliest accounts of Minden I have found. It was written from Minden on February 18, 1850, and addressed...

Easter Sunday Fun

Ellison Anders enjoys her first Easter egg hunt Sunday at First Assembly of God in Minden. Ellison is the daughter of Brandon and Kyndal...

New light is shed on ‘The Trench” in the Minden Cemetery

For many years I have had the privilege of serving on the board of the Minden Cemetery Association under the leadership of men such...

‘Land-locked’ Minden produced some great naval officers

One of the standard “tricks” to generate a local history column is to rely on what happened in the community at a certain landmark...

Introducing two historical legacies of the legal profession

One of the interesting things about studying local history is coming across the variety of unique and distinguished people who made their home in...

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