40 years ago, Aug. 9, 1979

Representative Arlan Stangeland visited Backus for a “quickie coffee chat” with local residents before going to dedication ceremonies for the Deep Portage Conservation Reserve’s new interpretive center.

Real estate for sale: 40 acres of land - $6,000. 20 acres, two-bedroom home with barn and garage - $49,900.

30 years ago, Aug. 10, 1989

Northbound traffic on Highway 371 came to a halt for more than an hour on Aug. 4 as emergency crews responded to a two-car accident that left seven injured.

The grand opening of the new five holes on the miniature golf course at Crosslake Golf was held July 29.

20 years ago, Aug. 5, 1999

A new Pequot Lakes Elementary School program offers breakfast to students for 20 cents per day.

Former council member Fred Mertens is appointed to the Breezy Point City Council, replacing Ron Groat.

10 years ago, Aug. 13, 2009

Bar Harbor will be the site of the first Gull Lake Antique and Classic Wood Boat Show on Aug. 22, with nearly 50 boats expected.

Pequot Lakes writer Candace Simar has a story published in the book “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People.”

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer