40 years ago, Sept. 24, 1981

A fire guts the second story of the Art Ayala farm southwest of Pine River.

Carol Gamulo of Sunset Bay Resort, Dave Gravdahl of Breezy Point Resort, Arlen Miller of Oasis Pro Shop and Keith Anderson of Country Printing are announced as new members of the Pequot Lakes Chamber Board of Directors.

30 years ago, Sept. 26, 1991

Dana Elson and John Ellis are named Pequot Lakes Homecoming Queen and King.

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With beaver populations rising to nuisance levels in the area, Avis Keen shares a roasted beaver recipe in the Cook’s Corner segment of the Echo.

20 years ago, Sept. 27, 2001

Julie Redebaugh and Joey Neznik are named Pequot Lakes Homecoming Queen and King.

Longtime Echo sportswriter Wayne “Wheaties” Wallin is named Grand Marshal of the Pequot Lakes Homecoming Parade.

10 years ago, Sept. 22, 2011

Penny Stumvoll is named Nisswa’s Citizen of the Year.

The Patriot tennis team captures the Mid-State title with a 4-3 victory over Staples-Motley.

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer