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Looking Back - January 10

40 years ago, Jan. 11, 1973

From the Country Echo

The Eager Beavers 4-H Club will meet Monday, January 15, at the Edwin Sawyer residence beginning at 7:30 p.m.

(photo) Jim Dano, Nisswa, glances back at the competition as he rounds the number two curve at the Merrifield Snowmobile Derby Sunday. Dano finished third in the heat. On Dano’s right is Terry Holm, Brainerd, driving hard for the inside position.

30 years ago, Jan. 13, 1983

From the Country Echo

Jenkins Mayor Dwight Heim and newly elected Jenkins City Council members Mike Bunn and Peter Newton were sworn in.

Winter had been unusually slow in coming to the Pequot, Nisswa, Crosslake area with little snow cover for snowmobilers. But all that changed with nearly six inches of snow Thursday, Jan. 6, and another three inches Sunday, Jan. 10.

20 years ago, Jan. 7, 1993

From the Lake Country Echo

(photo) Native American life was studied in Mrs. Harman’s first-grade room in November. Students mixed up muffins, made butter and brought ingredients to make gorp for a feast. Pictured is Mrs. Harman serving Andy Akerson his muffin and gorp during the feast. Meagan Street and Aaron Arvig are waiting for their turn.

(photo) Erv Hardy, Crosslake, landed this 7-4 walleye on Cross Lake using a shiner minnow. The fish was weighed in at Crosslake Bait Box Marina.

10 years ago, Jan. 9, 2003

From the Lake Country Echo

(photo) Pequot Lakes seniors Andy Kidrowski and Brad Simpson shout encouragement from the bleachers during the Lady Patriots’ basketball loss to Albany at home Friday night. Pequot Patriot Coach Bill Larson indicated before the contest that Albany was probably the best girls’ basketball team ever to play on the Pequot home court.

(photo) Mary Johnson, Sarah Dagg, Roger Lynn and Greg Johnson protest a possible war with Iraq in Crosslake Saturday. The impromptu group holds a protest in the same spot every Saturday.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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