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Looking Back-May 30, 2013

40 years ago, May 31, 1973

From the Country Echo

A conditional use permit was unanimously approved by the Cass County Board of Adjustment for a campground on Loon Lake following a field inspection at the site.

Opening Friday, June 1, in Pequot Lakes will be a new and, in many ways, unique gift shop, the Calico Cupboard. Owners are Bob and Joanne Hurst and Dil and Sherry Stachour.

30 years ago, June 2, 1983

From the Country Echo

Pequot Lakes’ Class of 1983 included 65 graduates May 26.

(Photo) Pequot All-Conference ball players are Bill Heisserer, Mike French, Pete Birkeland, Brian Koch and coach Gary Gorman.

20 years ago, May 27, 1993

From the Lake Country Echo

The Pine and Lakes Clinic in Pequot Lakes became the Pequot Family Clinic after a five-year lease was negotiated between St. Joseph’s Medical Center and the Pequot Lakes Area Medical Development Corp.

Fifty-six students will receive their high school diplomas Sunday afternoon at Pequot Lakes School. The Memorial Sunday commencement is a tradition with the school. The commencement exercise is set for 2 p.m.

10 years ago, May 30, 2003

From the Lake Country Echo

The Rev. Bruce Engen was appointed senior associate to the Rev. George Zeck for the Catholic parishes of St. Christopher’s in Nisswa, St. Alice in Pequot Lakes and Our Lady of Lourdes in Pine River. The Rev. Edward Foster of Our Lady of Lourdes recently retired.

Construction is well under way for the Nisswa Community Center expansion. The addition includes a large meeting room and remodeled restrooms. Funding came from the Nisswa Area Lions Club, which built the original structure, along with substantial contributions from the Nisswa American Legion and other civic organizations.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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