Looking Back: Dec. 16, 2021

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

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40 years ago, Dec. 17, 1981

Glenn W. Witham Jr. is elected to the Cass County Board of Commissioners.

Essie Zeidler of Pequot Lakes celebrates her 101st birthday.

30 years ago, Dec. 19, 1991

A new radio station receives approval from the Nisswa Planning and Zoning Commission.


Mary Koch scores 30 points as the Pequot Lakes girls basketball team beat Verndale 78-50.

20 years ago, Dec. 20, 2001

The Pequot Lakes School Board announces that construction will begin on a new elementary school in Breezy Point in the summer of 2002, and will be occupied for the 2004 school year.

A 14-game losing streak against Pine River-Backus comes to an end for the Patriot boys basketball team as they topped PR-B 58-54.

10 years ago, Dec. 15, 2011

Road Crew senior wrestler Peter Harrison claimed the 160-pound title at the Paul Bunyan Invitational in Brainerd.

The Patriot boys basketball team makes 10 3-pointers en route to beating Wadena-Deer Creek.

- 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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