Looking Back: April 15, 2021

A look back in history from past issues of the Lake Country Echo.

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40 years ago, April 16, 1981

Cub Scouts Jamie Stiller, Jeff Hoag, Scott Robin and Kirk Benson were among the top finishers at the Pinewood Derby competition between Pequot Lakes Pack 102 and Crosslake Pack 101.

30 years ago, April 18, 1991

Crosslake Planning and Zoning continues efforts to re-establish an airport in the city.

The Pequot Lakes golf team started the season with a victory over Wadena and Crosby-Ironton.


20 years ago, April 19, 2001

Rachel Anthony’s body was discovered by four young horseback riders along the Breezy Point/Sibley Township border. She was last seen on Feb. 27 at her job at Ultimate Liquors in downtown Pine River.

10 years ago, April 14, 2011

Pequot Lakes seniors Meghan Sapp and Nykole Holmes are named National Joint Powers Alliance Student Recognition winners.

Retiring Nisswa firefighters Mike Hemmerich (24 years), Jaime McDonald (15 years) and David Hall (41 years) are honored at a department banquet.

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer

Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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