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Looking Back: Feb. 7, 2013

40 years ago, Feb. 8, 1973

From the Country Echo

The Country Echo - The People’s Paper - Serving the people of Cass and Crow Wing counties. 10 cents per copy. Central office in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota.

The Crosslake Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Spaghetti Supper on Feb. 16 at the Cedar Chest in Crosslake with all proceeds going to help finance the Fourth of July Fireworks. Cost is $1.50 for adults and 75 cents for children.

30 years ago, Feb. 10, 1983

From the Country Echo

(photo) An anxious mother, Mary Ebnet, watches her son, Ted, as he wrestled well but lost 13-7 to Todd Stangl of Pierz on Parents’ Night.

(classified ad) Oak-cut, split and delivered within 10 miles of Pequot Lakes, $50/cord. Birch, $40/cord.

20 years ago, Feb. 4, 1993

From the Lake Country Echo

Forrest Benjamin Spieler, a “country doctor” with a family practice in Pequot Lakes since 1956, died Jan. 29 at age 82.

Angie Evenson and Mary Koch of the Pequot Lakes Indians girls’ basketball team, Gene Hamilton of the Pine River-Backus Tigers boys’ team and Heather Annand of the Tigers girls’ team were named Athletes of the Week for the Lake Country Echo and Pine River Journal.

10 years ago, Feb. 6, 2003

From the Lake Country Echo

Brianna Maher, a sophomore at Pequot Lakes High School, will travel to Australia and New Zealand this summer as a Student Ambassador.

Pequot Lakes School Board member Brad Wallace was named to the Minnesota All-State school board.

(photo) Nisswa Elementary School Beach Day: Ready for a walk on the beach, with Hawaiian leis around their necks, are these Nisswa School second-graders - Taylor Nordby, Kaitlyn Christianson and Madeline Hastings.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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