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Echo Press photo by Heather Huwe A celebration in honor of Charlie Basch (third from right), a retired teacher and coach, was hosted Friday at the Alexandria Golf Club. Organizers of the event included Alexandria graduates who had Basch as a coach. They included (left to right) Ron Way, class of 1960; Dan Ness, class of 1956; Skip Hall, class of 1962; Roger Melass, class of 1963; and Dave Erickson, class of 1963.

Charlie Basch honored in Alex

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Dan Ness, mayor of the city of Alexandria, proclaimed August 13, 2010 as Charlie Basch Day in Alexandria.

Basch was told of the news at the Alexandria Golf Club last Friday during an event held in his honor.


Basch was a valuable and beloved part of the Alexandria High School faculty as a science teacher and coach. He joined the Alexandria faculty in 1954 and eventually became the head football and baseball coach.

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