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Lake Country Faces

October 29, 2018
Jessica Larson sits with her horse, Bubba. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Larson's unbridled enthusiasm for horses shines on drill team
October 29, 2018 - 6:00am
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
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
November 26, 2017
Realtor Doug Zaske holds the wooden decoy that started his collection of vintage sporting goods. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Zaske earns rare emeritus status - Life is more than realty
November 26, 2017 - 10:00am
January 15, 2017
Nancy Adams relaxes at her home on East Twin Lake in Pequot Lakes. After a two-year hiatus, Adams begins a fourth term as Pequot Lakes mayor. Nancy Vogt/Echo Journal
Faces: Adams embraces tasks to improve Pequot Lakes - Retired educator begins fourth term as mayor
January 15, 2017 - 10:00am
December 19, 2016
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal Rita Dabill has been doing photos during the annual Lunch with Santa for six or seven years. She doesn't charge for the photos.
Lake Country Faces: Dabill shares family holiday memories
December 19, 2016 - 9:17am
December 29, 2015
Joe Thomas of Breezy Point has spent the past few months bringing music to homeless veterans at Eagle's Healing Nest in Sauk Centre.
Photo by Dan Determan
Breezy Point man helps homeless veterans find music
December 29, 2015 - 4:00pm
August 6, 2014
Merritt Jeweler's goldsmith, Kevin O'hern working on some pieces at his work desk. 

Photo by Sarah Rudlang
Introducing Kevin O'hern
August 6, 2014 - 9:53am
July 30, 2014
When not working with the Working Together Coalition, Kelly Felton of Hackensack spends time with her favorite people, son Logan, daughter Everly, and husband John. Photo by Travis Grimler.
Felton's work life and home life are connected
July 30, 2014 - 11:51am
July 10, 2014
Merle "Roger" Marshall and wife Jeanne of Crosslake won $34,772 in Northstar Cash in April. Marshall used his winnings to pay off his truck, and the couple plans to continue traveling across the United States, one of their favorite activities. Photo by Chelsey Perkins
Crosslake couple hits the jackpot
July 10, 2014 - 10:52am
July 3, 2014
Bill Lund, a seasonal resident of Breezy Point, fought in Ia Drang, the first major battle of the Vietnam War in 1965. The battle is depicted in the 2002 film "We Were Soldiers," based upon an earlier book on the subject. Lund said the book "in a sense saved (his) life." Photo by Chelsey Perkins
Bill Lund was a soldier once ... and young
July 3, 2014 - 10:27am
June 25, 2014
Joan Hardie has been helping PR-B students with speech and socializing for 17 years. She retired at the end of the 2014 school year. Photo by Travis Grimler
Hardie came to PR-B to find her passion
June 25, 2014 - 1:30pm
June 23, 2014
Seventh-grade math teacher Kent Rangen retired at the end of the 2013-14 school year after 37 years in the district. Rangen emphasized hard work and consistency with the more than 5,000 students he instructed in his classroom. Photo by Chelsey Perkins
Longest tenured teacher in Pequot Lakes retires
June 23, 2014 - 2:23pm