Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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The Viking Plaza in Alexandria was bustling with activity Saturday. Besides the usual Christmas shoppers, the mall was filled with specialty vendors selling their wares; everything from calendars to wood...
This is fifth solo piano recording done by Keith Martinson
Members of First Lutheran Church in Alexandria reminded residents of the true meaning of the Christmas season during its annual Living Nativity, held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Shepherds,...
Evansville’s Hermina Wahlin celebrates her 110th birthday
Imagine what life was like in the United States in 1904. The average wage was 22 cents an hour. One in 10 adults couldn’t read or write. The average life...
Alexandria residents asked to join focus groups to improve neighborhoods
People across the country are celebrating lower gas prices by hitting the road this Thanksgiving holiday. AAA Travel predicts that 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more during...
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” Henry Adams. In celebration of American Education Week, November17-21, the Echo Press asked readers to tell us about their favorite teacher. The replies poured in. Here is a look at some of them: RUDOLPH MADE LEARNING FUN Lincoln Elementary School fifth grade teacher Dean Rudolph is a popular teacher. “He made learning fun and made me laugh,” said Malorie Lauzon, who graduated in 2005.
Garfield 11-year-old celebrates birthday by raising money to fight childhood cancer
Second meeting addresses rental property regulations