Looking Back: Jan. 19, 2023
A look back in history from past issues of the Lake Country Echo weekly newspaper
50 years ago, Jan. 18, 1973
A fire gutted Gardiner Hardware in Pine River. Firefighters feared it may engulf the entire block.
The Pequot Lakes Fire Department was called to the home of Roland Fischer outside of Pequot Lakes. The Fischers narrowly escaped with their lives when the home burst into flames.
40 years ago, Jan. 20, 1983
Photo: Pequot Lakes wrestling coach Charlie Munz shouts encouragement to heavyweight wrestler Terry Wallin during his match.
Lisa Wetrosky is named a new correspondent to teenage magazine Co-Ed for Pequot Lakes School.
25 years ago, Jan 22, 1998
Arika Thiede is crowned Miss Pequot Lakes. She is the fourth Thiede sister crowned in 10 years.
Marty Peisch is appointed Pequot Lakes city clerk.
10 years ago, Jan. 17, 2013
Quarterdeck Resort on Gull Lake announces renovations, with a 68-unit condominium to replace many of the 50-year-old cabins in 2014.
Pequot Lakes skier Savanna Stone won the overall women’s giant slalom race in a Federation Internationale de Ski event in Loch Lomond, Ontario, Canada.
— Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer