Unity can be more than a theme

At this month’s meeting of the Minden City Council, former City Councilman Fayrine Kennon-Gilbert announced the theme of this year’s Martin Luther...

Unity lunch is a great beginning for Webster Parish’s future

On Wednesday, I had the privilege of being a part of a very special luncheon. Minden Mayor Terry Gardner invited Leaders from...


Gerald W. Simpson

Truzella Kennon Barker

Dale Lee Ward



Minden’s Gene Austin, Part two

In last week’s Echo we looked at the rise of Gene Austin, from the lumber mills of North Louisiana to worldwide stardom....

Holding grudges only hurts you

Do you ever wonder why people act the way they do or why they treat people the way they do?  This is...

The Voice of the Southland: Minden’s Gene Austin, continued

Editor’s Note: This is the conclusion of part of John Agan’s article about Gene Austin. With his new contract...

The Voice of the Southland: Minden’s Gene Austin

Northwest Louisiana has gained a well-deserved reputation for producing many outstanding performers in the fields of country music and the blues.  Artists...