Looking Back: June 16, 2021

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

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40 years ago, June 18, 1981

Joe Hauser, Leo Fraser and Lee Grief served food at the 40th anniversary of Crosslake Lumber.

Kris Zilka and Gail Peterson were honored for top cookie sales at the annual Crosslake Brownie Troup 322 spring awards banquet.

30 years ago, June 20, 1991

National Geographic writer/photographer Bill Allard spent a week at Driftwood Resort. He spent a year in the lakes area for an article.


Pequot Lakes seventh-grader Luke Tulenchik finished first and eight-grader Randy Rager was second at the National Championships for Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling in Bismarck, North Dakota.

20 years ago, June 21, 2001

Pequot Lakes Mayor Forbes Martinson thanked the chamber of commerce for its role in hosting the 2001 Governor’s Fishing Opener at Breezy Point Resort.

Pequot Lakes principal John McDonald was selected to fill one of 14 technology training positions offered by the Minnesota Administrator’s Leadership Forum.

10 years ago, June 16, 2011

The Pequot Lakes girls’ 4x100 relay team of Nicole Traut, Vanessa Lane, Kendra Johnson and Rachel Allen earned the first state track title in Patriot history, finishing with a time of 50.21 seconds.

The Pequot Lakes City Council agreed to meet on June 21 to officially hire Eric Klang as police chief.

- 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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