Jessica Sly has been working as a content writer at the Echo Press since May 2012, contributing, proofreading and editing content for both the Echo and Osakis Review. A Wadena native, she graduated from Verndale High School in 2009 and worked that summer at the Wadena Pioneer Journal as an intern reporter. She attended Northwestern College in St. Paul (now the University of Northwestern - St. Paul), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in Bible. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano (and learning the violin), reading, writing novels, going to the movies, and exploring Alexandria.
- Member for
- 3 years 8 months
This year's Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) spring musical is going to the guys. Monty Python's Spamalot features a cast that includes more men than women, and in high school theater arts, that's not an easy feat to pull off. Audiences can witness this accomplishment for themselves on Friday and Saturday, April 22-23 at 7:30 and Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m. in the AAHS Performing Arts Center. Advance seating is recommended. Tickets are available at www.alexandria.k12.mn.us/aahs , or at the door. PERFECTING THE HUMOR
The District 206 Music Department will hold its annual spring jazz concert on Monday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) Performing Arts Center. Ensembles featured in the concert include the Discovery Jazz Ensemble, AAHS Jazz I and AAHS Jazz II. The students in the bands will present a wide variety of big band music, funk, rock, ballads, Latin, and contemporary standards. Special guest artist John Pederson from Moorhead will be featured on several charts with the bands. He is sponsored in part by Eckroth Music.
The Alexandria area is chock full of events, entertainment and excitement, and more just keep popping up. It's like a never-ending cycle. One of the most recent additions is the Douglas County Library's Edible Book Festival. Apparently, it's a popular event around the country, but I'd never heard of it before. For the festival, entrants create a representation of a book title, scene, character or theme using only edible materials. For example, Ernest Hemingway's book "Farewell to Arms" might be represented by a gingerbread man with no arms. Books and food? Sign me up!
Jo Barkley is a 10-year-old tomboy living on a farm during the Great Depression. Throughout her childhood years, her dreams carry her on many wild adventures. But to truly understand how Jo's adventures came about, one needs to get to know the author that penned her, Neva Andrews. This creator and character duo shares many life experiences, milestones and then some. It all began on a little farm in Utah ... LIVING A GOOD LIFE
Where do you go to find ball pythons, bicycle-powered electricity, 3D printing, original artwork and robots? To Alexandria Area High School's (AAHS) science, technology, engineering, arts mathematics (STEAM) Expo, of course. Last Thursday, students, families and community members filed into the AAHS halls teeming with exhibitors, experiments and excitement for the second annual STEAM Expo. Parents and children alike had the opportunity to learn and experiment together.
Faction Boardshop and Detroit Mountain near Detroit Lakes are holding the first Detroit Mountain Rail Jam on Saturday, March 12. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the front table...
Politics is not one of my strong suits. I don’t like debating, I’m not good at understanding policies, I can’t remember all of the politicians’ names or what party they...
Josh Eken is a leapling. That is, he's one of the 4 million people in the world who was born on Feb. 29, otherwise known as leap day. Growing up in Grand Forks, he reveled in the attention his unique date of birth showered upon him, even if he and his friends didn't quite understand it at their young age. "People typically remember my birthday really well," he said. "If I didn't want anybody to pay attention to me, it would be bad, but I think it's a little bit of extra fun from the attention."
By Pamela Knudson Forum News Service and Jessica Sly email@example.com Would you be prepared if you had to leave your home at a moment’s notice because of a fire or...
David "D.W." Bauer's journey to authorship is not your conventional journey. He didn't intend to write a book, but he wanted to add his positive take on a world where there were so many naysayers: international Internet dating. "My book is an open look at following my heart overseas," he said. "It is also about my travel experiences in the former heart of the Soviet Union."