40 years ago, July 12, 1979

The first-prize float in the Pequot Lakes Fourth of July parade was by a collection of senior citizens who were dressed in a variety of costumes from the “Old Days.”

Natalie Woog, of Crosslake, was one of 110 finalists for the Miss Minnesota Teen USA Pageant.

30 years ago, July 13, 1989

Mike Heuberger was named chairman at the opening session of the 1989-90 Pequot Lakes School Board.

Approximately 70 friends attended a “glad you’re better - housewarming” party for longtime Fifty Lakes resident Dale Potz, who is recovering from arsenic poisoning suffered in 1987.

The Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce welcomes Doug Stockdill, who recently acquired the Pequot Lakes Super Valu Store.

20 years ago, July 8, 1999

A storm battered Rager’s Acre Campground on Loon Lake, but many campers were at the Pequot Lakes Fourth of July Parade at the time.

Ron Groat announced his retirement after more than a decade as a councilman or mayor of Breezy Point.

“Intolerable” sewage odors plague Cragun’s Resort near a single lift station. The East Gull Lake City Council has worked for several years to alleviate the issue.

10 years ago, July 16, 2009

Three are men face felony charges after allegedly vandalizing a Crosslake golf course July 4. Estimated damage was approximately $5,000.

The Pequot Lakes Police Reserves unit will host an event promoting animal safety through licensing in Jenkins.

A lakes area dog named Scissors is finding a new home with internationally known polar explorer Ann Bancroft - the first known woman in history to reach both the North and South Pole.

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer