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40 years ago, Aug. 16, 1973

From the Country Echo

Dick Houston of Pine River attempted to cross the Pine River on his Polaris snowmobile but ended up sinking. He was not hurt.


Pine River’s centennial celebration included an ice cream social, a Swede saw competition and a chain saw contest.

30 years ago, Aug. 18, 1983

From the Country Echo

Bernie Volesky, Kevin Holm and Lisa Holm, from Staples, won the second annual Pequot Lakes Canoe Derby on Aug. 13.

(Headline) Resort biz picks up in ‘83.

20 years ago, Aug. 12, 1993

From the Lake Country Echo

The Pequot Lakes School District hired three elementary and middle level teachers — Daren Blanck, Cherie Lindmeir and Rachel Gerhartz — for the upcoming school year.

Pharmacist Harvey Kack recently opened Kack Drug in Crosslake.

10 years ago,

Aug. 14, 2003

From the Lake Country Echo

Members of the Crosslake Christian Assembly of God Church broke ground for a new church building.

(Headline) Hundreds turn out for Aug. 6 Crosslake Centennial parade.