Looking Back: Jan. 12, 2022

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

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40 years ago, Jan. 14, 1982

The Pine River boys basketball team tops Pequot Lakes 75-59.

The Pequot Lakes Danceline is set to perform at the St. Paul Winter Carnival in February.

30 years ago, Jan. 16, 1992

The Pequot Lakes girls basketball team tops Pine River-Backus 57-54.


Ginny Arvig of Ideal Township prepares for a 25-day trip to Africa, where she will assist a Methodist group in building a school in Sierra Leone.

20 years ago, Jan. 17, 2002

Tiffany Varilek is crowned Miss Pequot Lakes-Crosslake. Michelle Demcho is crowned princess and Kristin McSherry is Miss Congeniality.

The Revolution Dance team takes first place in both kick and jazz at a meet in Alexandria.

10 years ago, Jan. 12, 2012

Four Crosslake firefighters – Tony Fraser, Keith Anderson, Buck Garin and Mike Myogeto – retire from the department with a combined 109 years of service.

The Road Crew sweeps Wadena-Deer Creek and Detroit Lakes to move to 12-0 on the season.

- 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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A look back in history from past issues of the Lake Country Echo weekly newspaper
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Guest of honor was retiring Scoutmaster Denton Newman Jr.