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Looking Back - December 12

40 years ago, Dec. 13, 1973

From the Country Echo

(ad) Jim Gearey’s Wholesale Groceries, Pine River. “The Place to Save Money.”

Potatoes 100 pounds, $3.75

30 years ago, Dec. 8, 1983

From the Country Echo

(Headline) Demise of Jenkins’ town hall, bandstand ends era

(Caption) The Jenkins bandstand to the left, young Bud Kemper poses for the camera in the late 1920s. Directly behind Bud is Kemper’s store, which still stands. Photo courtesy of Nora (Kemper) Vos.

20 years ago, Dec. 9, 1993

From the Lake Country Echo

(Headline) Head Start youngsters ‘adopt’ Christmas tree

(Caption) Head Start youngsters cling to the garland as they prepared to decorate their adopted tree on Highway 371 in Pequot Lakes. The Pequot school group is one of many organizations and business that adopted trees to brighten the community for the holiday season.

10 years ago, Dec. 11, 2003

From the Lake Country Echo

(headline) Parker scores 1,000th point. Lady Patriots open with 56-46 win over Staples-Motley

(caption) Mary Parker, Teresa, her niece, and Larry Parker with Teresa’s 1,000th point basketball, with newly dedicated Joe Neznik scoreboard in background.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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