Looking Back: Aug. 4, 2021

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

Photo illustration, Shutterstock, Inc.

40 years ago, Aug. 6, 1981

Marv Richmond of Pequot Lakes wins the Senior Men’s Division title at the World Horseshoe Tournament in Genola. The 73-year-old was also a world champion in 1977.

The Pequot Lakes High School marching band performs at Valleyfair.

30 years ago, Aug. 8, 1991

A ribbon-cutting ceremony formally opens the Nisswa Lions Community Center to the public.


Dan Rolfes finishes first in the annual Crosslake 10K Dam Run.

20 years ago, Aug. 9, 2001

Pequot Lakes DNR Forestry office manager Cynthia Johnson is named Employee of the Quarter.

Merle Ihne III succeeded Brian Wallin as the director for the lakes area’s Monday Night Traveling Golf League.

10 years ago, Aug. 4, 2011

The Bodin family of Red Lake celebrates its 50th summer at Edgewild Resort in Fifty Lakes.

The Crosslake Community School archery team qualifies for a national tournament in Louisville, Kentucky, after finishing seventh in the state.

- 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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