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Looking Back - December 27

40 years ago, Dec. 28, 1972

From the Country Echo

Happy New Year. The holiday spirit has overcome the Country Echo. In a fit of unexpected generosity, the Echo is making a special holiday subscription offer: a full year’s subscription for a mere $4.

(Letter to editor) When Dennis Misener put an “Unbelievably Delicious” sticker on his Christmas fruit cake, it was more than just an advertisement remark. It is just that — unbelievably delicious! — Mrs. Vilma Kargel.

30 years ago, Dec. 30, 1982

From the Country Echo

KTIG-FM has nearly completed the transition to its new facility a few blocks north of Pequot.

A new pizza shop opened its doors in Pequot Lakes this week. Manager is Gary Fabel. The shop is one block south of Northern Food King in the old W.W. Motors Building.

20 years ago, Dec. 24, 1992

From the Lake Country Echo

(photos) More than 1,000 gifts, destined for 270 lake country families, were wrapped by a team of nearly 40 volunteers Dec. 16 at the Nisswa Community Center for the area Toys for Tots drive, spearheaded by area police departments.

Children at a Crosslake American Legion Christmas party were entertained with songs, skits and stories by Brad Wallace, Lauren Nickisch and Nancy Waller. Children visited with Santa Claus, also known as Harvey Buchite.

10 years ago, Dec. 27, 2002

From the Lake Country Echo

The Ideal Community Service Organization distributed books at the Fun Books for Kids book distribution Dec. 20. The non-profit charitable group presented a check for $1,000 to Fun Books for Kids.

(Headline) Pequot Lakes Elementary School students celebrate Christmas is for Children. (Photo) Jessica Moehling, a member of the second grade and the second- and third-grade multiage group, performed a ballet to “Toyland.”

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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