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Looking Back-Feb. 14, 2013

40 years ago, Feb. 15, 1973

From the Country Echo

Debbie Nelson, Pequot Lakes High School senior, was crowned queen of the Nisswa-Pequot Lakes Jaycee celebration in Nisswa. Sandi Musolf was first runner-up, Sherri Larson was second runner-up and Randi Riley was Miss Congeniality.

(photo) Diane Fallon and Marge Borg, Nisswa Elementary School secretaries, show off the clown garb they used in their work at the Nisswa PTA Carnival.

30 years ago, Feb. 17, 1983

From the Country Echo

Faced with the prospect of where to cut tens of thousands of dollars from the school district’s 1983-84 budget, the Pequot Lakes School Board heard an offer from a group of citizens willing to foot the bill for operating the district’s softball and baseball programs.

Jenelle Gilbertson was crowned Miss Nisswa in the school gym. Kellee Lueck was first runner-up, Mona Zebroski was second runner-up and Cheryl Slotrem was Miss Congeniality.

20 years ago, Feb. 11, 1993

From the Lake Country Echo

The condition of the Cole Memorial Building, once Pequot’s theater and movie house, may render it too expensive to remodel or refurbish to current specifications. The building is the headquarters for the Pequot Lakes Area Senior Citizens Club.

Crosslake Police Chief John Backdahl proposed an ordinance prohibiting open water jumping by snowmobilers as a misdemeanor.

10 years ago, Feb. 13, 2003

From the Lake Country Echo

(photo) Little Miss Nisswa Allison Holm is helped into her royal regalia by 2002 Queen Shauna Sucik and emcee Nicole Mills. Jenna Bergin was crowned Miss Nisswa.

Students voted overwhelmingly to christen the elementary building that’s being constructed “Eagle View.” Other names on the ballot were Lake Ridge, Northwoods and Patriot.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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