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Looking Back - May 8

40 years ago, May 9, 1974

From the Country Echo

(Ad) Uniform dance is being held at the Pequot Lakes Legion Club, and veterans wearing at least three pieces of their service uniform get in free — wives or husbands, 50 cents.

State timber sales reach a new peak with approximately 85,600 cords of timber sold for $538,720.

30 years ago, May 10, 1984

From the Country Echo

Greg Mezzenga will be the new driver for the Crosslake Ambulance service.

(Headline) Weather ideal as 250 runners complete Breezy 10K

20 years ago, May 12, 1994

From the Lake Country Echo

The Arvig family is negotiating to purchase US Link from TDS.

Jean Kraft, Mary Peterson and Mary Etta Durham were honored as nominees for the Outstanding Layperson in Education award given by the Pequot Lakes Education Association.

10 years ago, May 6, 2004

From the Lake Country Echo

Fifty Lakes community members honored Pfc. Nick Holmgard, a Fifty Lakes native, who was home on leave after serving seven months in Fallujah, Iraq.

Three veteran Nisswa teachers — Lenny Hodgson, Karen Zaffke and Linda Anderson — are to retire at the end of the 2003-04 school year.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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