40 years ago - May 18, 1978

(Photo) G and S Plants and Crafts of Pine River had their grand opening on Friday, May 12.

(Headline) Crosslake Chainletter purchased by Country Echo Newspaper

30 years ago - May 19, 1988

(Headline) Pequot-Breezy site for '89 Governor's opener

Pequot Lakes resident Eugene (Gene) Kennedy, 61, was honored with the Northern National Bank "Big Heart Award" for his service and contributions to the community.

20 years ago - May 21, 1998

Longtime transportation director Elmer Chamberlain is retiring from the Pine River-Backus School District.

(Photo) Eric Bengtson, a junior at Pine River-Backus, works on a computer at his newly opened shop called Lakes Computer Center on Barclay Avenue.

10 years ago - May 15, 2008

(Headline) Traffic signal installation to begin Monday: Light at Highway 371-County Road 16 to be working by mid-June

(Photo) Susan Mezzenga, Nisswa Chamber of Commerce executive director, and Miss Nisswa Sammy Mraz served coffee and doughnuts Saturday to anglers on Pelican Lake.

-Compiled by Theresa Bourke, Staff Writer