Looking Back: Dec. 11, 2020

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

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40 years ago, Dec. 11, 1980

Holly Sergent is honored as Pequot Lakes High School’s Outstanding Business Student of the quarter.

As a member of the College of St. Catherine junior volleyball team, Elizabeth Brine of Crosslake helps the team to an 11-3 record.

30 years ago, Dec. 13, 1990

Tom and Sue Thurlow close the Thurlow Hardware Store in Nisswa after 65 years in business.


Steve Rudek is named Chief of the Breezy Point Police Department.

20 years ago, Dec. 14, 2000

Dennis Misener, Donna Good and mayor Jack Schmidt retire from the Pequot Lakes City Council.

North Long Lakes’ George Ormsby, a veteran who served at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack, is honored by the Nisswa American Legion.

10 years ago, Dec. 9, 2010

Just a few months after being hired as Pequot Lakes High School Principal, Chip Rankin announced that he is being deployed with the National Guard to Afghanistan.

Crosslake Community School closes its doors for one day as a sickness - likely a norovirus with stomach flu-like symptoms - affects more than 20 percent of students and staff.

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer


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