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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Praise FM is celebrating 30 years of ministry and invites the public to attend an open house for refreshments, studio tours and fellowship. It will be held Thursday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, October 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Praise FM studio, 402 E. Pike Street in Osakis. The staff wants this to be a time of giving back by partnering with Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas Child's shoebox ministry to honor what God has done over the past 30 years. At the open house, Praise FM staff will accept shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child's ministry.
Members of the Alexandria Fire Department, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), will kick off the firefighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign this Saturday to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease in the Alexandria area. More than 20 members of the Alexandria Fire Department will take boots in hand for this year's drive on Saturday, October 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The 2016 Minnesota Gardening Calendar is now available. This year's calendar includes pictures taken at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, as well as information about healthy soils, vegetable planting and the...
The first full week in October is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), established in 1990. This year marks its 25th anniversary. It will be held October 4-10. Thanks to MIAW...
What would you do if you were the mayor of your city for a day? Minnesota elementary school students in fourth through sixth grade are invited to answer that question...
More than 100 snowplow operators recently participated in an intensive training program to prepare them for the worst road conditions a typical Minnesota winter has to offer, according to the...
Young parents honor the love and loss of their infant daughter
Kiwanis looks back on a century of world-wide service
First Lutheran Church harvests tons of produce for those in need
Have you ever noticed the Smokey Bear fire danger sign standing on 17th Avenue West and Broadway Street in Alexandria? Echo Press reader Mary Ann Maameri recently asked why the...