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Looking Back: Dec. 8, 2021

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


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

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