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Looking Back - Sept. 7, 2018

10 years ago: Sept. 4, 2008

Jack Schmidt, David Kennedy file for Pequot mayor.

Alpacas of Minnesota Farm Tour set Sept. 27-28.

Nisswa to host Scarecrows on Parade.

Dog wash raises $224 for Heartland Animal Rescue Team.

Patriot gridders open season with 21-20 heartbreaking loss to D-G-F Rebels.

20 years ago: Sept. 3, 1998

Natalie Ayers of Pelican Lake, 82, has been sober 27 years is a founding member of the Women for Sobriety group in the Twin Cities.

Republicans rally for St. Paul mayor and gubernatorial candidate Norm Coleman at Breezy Point Resort.

(Photos) Nisswa Chamber promotes colorful plantings throughout the community.

Camp Knutson quilt auction raises $17,000.

Nisswa's annual Iowegian Day bullhead fry and fishing tournament sees nearly 200 pounds of bullhead fillets fried.

30 years ago: Sept. 9, 1988

Longtime Echo columnist Clarissa "Cookie" Amundson dies at 77.

Football: Pine River Tigers out-muscle Pequot Lakes Indians 22-8 in season opener.

40 years ago: Sept. 7, 1978

Vickey Lee and John Leonard were married on Aug. 19 at the Pinedale Resort in Pequot Lakes.

Beer for Houseplants: Beer is a natural nutrient that helps to feed houseplants, so collect all those leftover dribs and drabs of stale, flat brew, add water to them and give your plants a dousing. (Household Ecology, Percivall & Burger)

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer