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Forrest Willey was an educator, coach and administrator at Central High School in Alexandria. He’s one of 112 educators honored at the new Memorial to Fallen Educators at the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas. He was killed in a school shooting in Grand Rapids in 1966. This photo was taken by Willey’s nephew, Stephen Bakke of Edina. (Contributed)

Memorial honors teachers killed on-the-job

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Last Thursday, a memorial was dedicated to education professionals killed in the line of duty, and a man who once taught in Alexandria was among those honored.


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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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