Looking Back: Dec. 8, 2021

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

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40 years ago, Dec. 10, 1981

Members of the Pequot Lakes High School Choir caroled during the Oasis Center Bazaar.

The Backus girls basketball team tops Pequot Lakes 49- 41.

30 years ago, Dec. 12, 1991

The Pine River-Pequot Lakes basketball rivalry is a split. The Tiger boys topped Pequot Lakes while the Pequot Lakes girls bested Pine River.


The Crosslake American Legion Post 500 observed the 50th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack with a salute to all veterans.

20 years ago, Dec. 13, 2001

Charles “Chuck” Griffin is named the first City of Pequot Citizen of the Year.

The Pine River-Backus girls basketball team edged the Patriots 43-42 when eighth-grader Erin Cusac made a free throw with 10.5 seconds left.

10 years ago, Dec. 8, 2011

A single juvenile zebra mussel is found on the northwest shore of Pelican Lake.

Pequot Lakes senior Mattie Lueck records a triple double (25 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists) as the Patriot girls basketball team opens the season with a 90-72 win over Pierz.

- 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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