40 years ago - July 20, 1978

(Photo) Steve Collette and Mark Lee caught their limits of bass and northern on Gladstone Lake using Mrs. Twisters from Nisswa Bait Shop.

(Ad) New owners of Lake Region Grocery and Charlie's Bait Shop, Pequot Lakes ... Al and Cathy Malecha and their seven children moved here from Northfield.

30 years ago - July 21, 1988

(Photo) Honored bean tester for the 1988 Bean Hole Day feed was Bill Hasbrouck, who helped organize the first Bean Hole Day on record in Pequot Lakes, back in 1938.

Leo Hovey of Main Street, Pine River, has received the Kodak Gallery Award, created to recognize photographic excellence.

20 years ago - July 23, 1998

(Headline) Nisswa turtle race site gets new "fast track"

(Headline) New PR-B superintendent takes helm: Randal Eckart attends first school board meeting

(Photo) Ruth Didier, Brainerd, celebrated her 96th birthday with a ride on her daughter's SeaDoo (Jody Dale, Lower Hay Lake).

10 years ago - June 17, 2008

(Photo) Cody Arvig, 4, gave Smokey Bear a big hug after learning about the importance of preventing wildfires during Safety School on Monday, July 14, at Nisswa Elementary School.

(Photo) Everett Johnson, crowned the King Bean of Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes, served up beans last Wednesday.

- Compiled by Theresa Bourke, Staff Writer