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.
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Butch Dallmann of Alexandria grew up hearing stories about his great-great-great-grandfather, an Austrian organist and choir master named Franz Gruber. In the small Austrian village of Oberndorf in 1818, Gruber sat down with his guitar and strummed out a simple little melody to a German poem titled Stille Nacht, which has become known worldwide as the Christmas staple Silent Night.
Willie Wrede of Osakis knows all too well the effects of cancer. In 1997, while living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a mere six months after getting married, she was...
By Jessica Karley Forum News Service What if I told you that you could be finished with all of your holiday baking in less than two hours and have four...
The stage is set. The theater is full. It is quiet, black, ominous, as a gavel bangs. The sharp sound echoes, springing the audience back to 1919. A sinister auctioneer...
The Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS) hosted its annual bake sale and open house on Friday, Dec. 4. More than 200 guests came through its doors, according to Kim Dillon, DCHS director of operations. Ethnic goods including lefse and kolache were the DCHS's best sellers, with its entire stock of frozen containers of Knute Nelson's bean soup selling out within the first 45 minutes. Fresh lefse and krumkake from live demonstrations were in high demand, so much so that demonstrators couldn't keep up with the lines. This year's bake sale was "absolutely" a success, Dillon said.
The upcoming Holiday Ball is adding a little bit of red to its color scheme this year to celebrate its ruby anniversary. Sponsored by the Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary, the 40th annual Holiday Ball will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center. The event will feature a silent auction, raffle items, food stations, dessert stations and entertainment.
Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 52,486 pounds of chicken wing product that may be contaminated, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The following product is subject to recall: • 28-oz. retail bags containing multiple pieces of "Tyson Any'tizers Fully Cooked Hot Wings Chicken Wing Sections Coated with a Flavorful Hot, Tangy Sauce" with use by/sell by dates of October 24, 2016 and October 25, 2016, packaging dates 2975PBF0508-23/2985PBF0500-01 and case codes 2975PBF0508-23/2985PBF0500-01.
Volunteers are needed to assist in preparation of taxes for the 2015 tax season in the Alexandria area. AARP Tax-Aide program volunteers provide free personal income tax counseling and tax form preparation for low to middle income persons and senior citizens. Tax-Aide volunteers work a minimum of four hours per week from February 1 to April 15.
Six-year-old Reagan Lennes of Alexandria took her first helicopter ride on March 12, 2014.
November is Adoption Awareness Month, and one local family is embracing the process four times over.