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October 7, 2018
Courtney Rock displays her medals from high school speech competitions Tuesday, Oct. 2. This will be Rock's sixth year with the Pequot Lakes speech team. (Click on the image to see the entire photo.) Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Rock feels right at home on speech team
October 7, 2018 - 6:00am
September 29, 2018
Chainsaw Carver Ben Semler of Merifield frees a pair of bears from a log during a quick-carve at the annual Hackensack Chainsaw Carving Festival. Travis Grimler / Echo Journalplay button
Faces: Chainsaw carving was last career Semler expected
September 29, 2018 - 8:00am
September 23, 2018
Pequot Lakes Police Officer Ryan Franz, who takes over as Pequot Lakes Schools liaison officer this year, stands near his squad car outside the high school. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Faces: Pequot Lakes police officer goes back to school as liaison
September 23, 2018 - 4:00am
August 14, 2018
Bahati Juma (in yellow shirt) shared her story of coming to the United States during a a book club meeting in Breezy Point. Jumi came to the United States with the long-term goal of being adopted by Jill and Ben Gibbs.
Faces: How America saved Tanzanian girl's life
August 14, 2018 - 4:00am
July 15, 2018
Nisswa actor Rich Dreissig has been in the theater scene for about 50 years, in both professional and community settings. His figurine of Froggy the Gremlin - a character from the 1950s TV show “Andy’s Gang” - serves as Dreissig’s life coach and acting mentor. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Faces: 50 years on stage - Professional, community actor now entertains in Pequot Lakes
July 15, 2018 - 4:00am
July 8, 2018
Brianna Engels, of Pequot Lakes, plays the role of the nightclub singer, Cherie, in the upcoming Pequot Lakes Community Theatre production of “Bus Stop.” Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Faces: From children's theater to center stage, Pequot Lakes actress leads upcoming 'Bus Stop' play
July 8, 2018 - 5:00am
July 1, 2018
Diana Yerbich, originally from Bemidji, recently moved to Crosslake from Seattle and is working to start her own personal concierge business. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: There's a new concierge in town - Yerbich to bring new business to Crosslake
July 1, 2018 - 5:00am
June 17, 2018
Nancy Meier is pictured with her last class full of students, only days before the end of the school year.
Lake Country Faces: Meier ends career on positive note
June 17, 2018 - 7:00am
May 22, 2018
Patrick Wussow took over as Breezy Point city administrator in March and brings with him a lot of experience, including previous work for the cities of Brainerd, Big Lake, Tonka Bay and North Mankato. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Coming out of retirement - Patrick Wussow dedicated to serving Breezy Point
May 22, 2018 - 5:00am
May 13, 2018
Pequot Lakes senior Colette Vavpotic received the Rising Star award for her dedication to school and helping other students despite a reading disability. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Vavpotic stands out from the crowd - PLHS senior receives Rising Star award
May 13, 2018 - 7:00am
May 8, 2018
Pequot Lakes senior Austin Young received the Rising Star award for his positive attitude and success in school and sports after the death of his father in 2012. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Pequot Lakes athlete shines on and off the field - Young receives Rising Star award
May 8, 2018 - 7:00am
May 5, 2018
Mad Hatter Erika Soukup (right) enjoys the intermingled madness and clarity under her giant hat.
Faces: Mad Hatter to study theater in college
May 5, 2018 - 5:00am
April 13, 2018
Pequot Lakes junior Elizabeth Blaeser poses with the basket she’ll use to play Dorothy Gale in the school’s upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Blaeser was originally Dorothy’s understudy.
Lake Country Faces: First-time actress hits center stage as Dorothy in 'The Wizard of Oz'
April 13, 2018 - 9:00am
April 8, 2018
Upon becoming coordinator of the Working Together Coalition, Heather Rogosheske is getting reintroduced to the community where she grew up. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Working Together Coalition coordinator, Rogosheske, gets reacquainted with her hometown of Pine River
April 8, 2018 - 5:00am
April 1, 2018
Calvin Wallin poses with grandchildren and firearm safety students Teddy, Ashley and Tyler on Thursday, March 22. Wallin is currently in his 50th year as a firearm safety instructor. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
Faces: Wallin marks 50th year teaching firearm safety
April 1, 2018 - 7:00am
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