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Looking Back - Aug. 3, 2017

40 years ago - Aug. 4, 1977

(Photo) The Crow Wing County senior citizens van has been coming into Pequot Lakes on Fridays of each week, but usage has been down, according to Sharon Thurlow, and the service could be discontinued because of it.

(Photo) New tennis courts at the Crosslake Recreation Park were dedicated in ceremonies on Sunday, July 24, at 2 p.m. Mayor Orena Fogelberg hit the first ball to former councilman Hildor Foss.

30 years ago - Aug. 6, 1987

Donna Schmidt was honored as Minnesota's American Legion Auxiliary "Woman of the Year," chosen from more than 500,000 eligible women statewide.

(Headline) An unusual meeting relocation: Short of voting members, Breezy planners move meeting to video store

20 years ago - Aug. 7, 1997

(Headline) Covered ice rink to be built in Nisswa

(Headline) Crosslake's news correspondent Jean-Paul Hudon dies: Accidental fall takes life of 62-year-old writer

(Headline) 27-year Pequot school teacher, administrator Linda Huff leaves

10 years ago - Aug. 2, 2007

(Headline) New Catholic faith community forming in area: Plans will affect parishes in Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Pine River

(Headline) Small-town doctor witnessed changes: Chuck Pelzl once made house calls as Pine River Clinic doctor

(Headline) Crosslake Fire Department celebrating 40 years of fighting fires

- Compiled by Theresa Bourke, Staff Writer