40 years ago, Oct. 18, 1979

Ronnie Hoplin and Marie Sherwood at named Pine River’s homecoming king and queen.

Advertisement for Backus Corner Store: Hot, ready-to-eat cheeseburgers now 99 cents. Fresh pumpkins for pies for jack-o'-lanterns 99 cents and up.

30 years ago, Oct. 19, 1989

U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger paid an informal, unofficial visit to both Immaculate Heart Catholic Church and Crosslake Evangelical Free Church.

Members of the Pequot Lakes School Science Club are learning about the environment and water quality while providing a service to the area, taking secchi disc readings in area lakes to measure clarity.

20 years ago, Oct. 21, 1999

Gov. Jesse Ventura visits Hunt Technologies and tours as the company unveils its new facility.

Grandparents of Pequot Lakes second graders spend the afternoon with students playing games, taking in stories and doing “The Chicken Dance.”

10 years ago, Oct. 22, 2009

Area third- and fourth-graders experienced their first tackle football action on a snowy Saturday morning on Oct. 10.

Bailey Wachholz of Nisswa participated in the Miss Minnesota High School Pageant. She was the youngest contestant and was the third runner-up.

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer