Looking Back: Nov. 10, 2022

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

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50 years ago, Nov. 9, 1972

Arvig Telephone Co. in Pequot Lakes set out on a pontoon boat to lay cable underwater for more than a mile across the middle of Whitefish Lake.

Photo: Debbie Buss, 13, of Pequot Lakes, is shown next to the nine-point buck she took west of town in her first-ever hunting trip.

40 years ago, Nov. 11, 1982

Dave Kavanaugh made a special request for a recount of Breezy Point’s four-year council ballot. Election Day count showed Jim Minerich in first with 138 votes, Vic Elstad in second with 101, and Kavanaugh in third with 98.


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25 years ago, Nov. 13, 1997

A 57-ton Army tank is now on display at the Jenkins VFW.

Pine River doctor Charles “Chuck” Pelzl retires after 41 years.

10 years ago, Nov. 8, 2012

Local mayors Nancy Adams (Pequot Lakes), Darrell Schneider (Crosslake) and JoAnn Weaver (Breezy Point) are all re-elected.

Pequot Lakes senior Mike Ryan finishes 59th at the state cross-country meet.

- 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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