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40 years ago, Jan. 4, 1973

From the Country Echo

(photo) Fritz’s final resting spot-Taxidermist Bill Nagel straightens Fritz’s neck in Spike’s Barber Shop in Pine River. Fritz has lived in Pine River the past year but died this fall from an unknown cause. The Pine River Sportsman’s Club asked Nagel to mount the huge swan. The bird’s total wing span is 98 inches.

Seaman Bradley J. Heino, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Heino, is currently home on a 14-day leave after completion of Navy Boot Training.

30 years ago, Jan. 6, 1983

From the Country Echo

Henrietta Greer — school teacher, Pequot Lakes city clerk, council member and former mayor — retired from the Pequot Lakes City Council after the Dec. 29 meeting.

John Lindbom retired after 25 years behind the bar at the Pickle Factory in Nisswa.

20 years ago, Dec. 31, 1992

From the Lake Country Echo

(photo) Scott Gallaway, president of the Crosslake/Ideal Lions Club, presented a check for $10,812 to superintendent Marty Avelsgaard. The money was used to buy playground equipment for the elementary playground.

(photo) Three Santas and deputy Tim Clarine, Breezy Point Police Chief Steve Rudek and Lake Shore Police Chief John Bukovich delivered Toys for Tots to needy area youngsters Dec. 24. Nearly $10,000 in gifts were delivered to nearly 300 families in the lake country.

10 years ago, Jan. 2, 2003

From the Lake Country Echo

The Thirty Lakes Watershed District and North Long Lake Association searched for an explanation when a mystery hole reappeared on the west bay of a frozen North Long Lake.

(Echoing Around the Globe photo) Jeff Albertson and Jeremiah Harvy of Crosslake traveled for three weeks in China with Therese Albertson, who was teaching for a year at Foshan University in southern China. Here they are enjoying the Echo at the Great Wall.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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