40 years ago, March 20, 1980

Music teacher Cal Schmidt is named the Pequot Lakes Outstanding Teacher of the Year.

Ad: On sale at Lake Region Grocery: Strawberry preserves - two pounds for 98 cents. Apple Walnut Cake or Iced Carrot Cake - $1.25.

30 years ago, March 22, 1990

Ideal Township holds its first meeting in its newly constructed town hall.

John Koch, Jane Schmidt, Lynn Scharenbroich and Grace Blanchard are nominated for Pequot Lakes’ Teacher of the Year award.

Longtime Pine River football coach Dick Rezanka is named to the Minnesota Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

20 years ago, March 23, 2000

The Patriot girls basketball team makes it all the way to the state semifinals, ultimately falling to Sibley East 53-35. They finished with a record of 27-2.

Pequot Lakes school officials brace for a potential increase to 2,000 students by the year 2010.

10 years ago, March 25, 2010

The Crosslake Fire Department receives an anonymous donation of $23,000 for the purchase of a hovercraft water and ice machine.

Tom Burch announces his intent to file for Cass County Sheriff.

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer