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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
March 25, 2018
Pastor Frank Milo is set to retire after 21 years at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes. His last day at the church is Sunday, May 13, which is his 65th birthday. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
New York native spent nearly 40 years as pastor in Minnesota - Milo to retire from Gloria Dei in May
March 25, 2018 - 9:00am
March 16, 2018
Joe Doerfler, a longtime Crosslake resident, is honored as this year's grand marshal for the St. Patrick's Day parade because of his lengthy list of volunteer contributions to the city. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Faces: At 80, St. Patrick's Day parade grand marshal Doerfler says activity is key to long life
March 16, 2018 - 9:00am
Characters involved in mysterious deaths are all suspects in “And Then There Were None,” as they cast suspicious eyes on each other. The cast includes (from left, seated), Pete Herzog, Liz Berg, Phylipe Bell, Karla Johnson and Jen Anderson; (from left, standing) Isaak Anderson, Larry Petrone, Eddie Binda, Gary Binda, Ben Gordon and Travis Chaput. Submitted Photo
Lake Country Faces: English teacher acts out one of her favorite books - Johnson to make Pequot Lakes stage debut
February 16, 2018 - 9:45am
January 28, 2018
Jaydie-Ann Cooper, of Montego Bay, Jamaica, came to Breezy Point Resort for a year-long internship last March as a part of her bachelor’s degree in hospitality. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Jamaican student embraces Minnesota winter
January 28, 2018 - 5:00am
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