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Looking Back-Feb. 21, 2013

40 years ago, Feb. 22, 1973

From the Country Echo

(obit) Ben A. Knebel, age 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1973, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Brainerd, where he had been a patient since he was injured in an automobile accident in Pequot Lakes on Jan. 25. He is a former operator of the Whitefish Lake water mail route and operated Camp Bertha Resort.

(ad) You are cordially invited to an open house on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Country Echo building in celebration of our first anniversary.

30 years ago, Feb. 24, 1983

From the Country Echo

The Pequot Lakes School Board will have to cut corners and trim costs to the tune of $130,000 for 1983-84, according to a series of recommendations from Superintendent Vern Dowty. The cuts will affect nine staff members, including five teachers.

A third full-time police officer for Crosslake was the recommendation of the Citizens Advisory Committee after Police Chief John Backdahl and Crow Wing County Sheriff Charles Warnberg both reported on law enforcement in Crosslake.

20 years ago, Feb. 18, 1993

From the Lake Country Echo

Sjohnna Knack was crowned Miss Nisswa 1993. Danielle Shellum was first princess; Jillayn Miles was second princess; Julie Wallin was Miss Congeniality; and Andrea Koob was Little Miss Nisswa

Angie Evenson scored her 1,000th point with the Pequot Lakes Indians girls’ basketball team with 30 seconds left in a game at Henning.

10 years ago, Feb. 20, 2003

From the Lake Country Echo

The Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point area Chamber of Commerce won’t take a position on whether Highway 371 should or shouldn’t go around Pequot Lakes. They will attempt to give the city council and Minnesota Department of Transportation information about what they think the consequences will be of either decision.

(photo) The Pequot Lakes Revolution dancers were all smiles as they performed before their home crowd Feb. 11. The dance team girls had recently earned a trip to the state dance competition in St. Paul.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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