Looking Back: Oct. 21, 2021

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

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40 years ago, Oct. 22, 1981

Dick Delmonico is presented with a commendation by Mayor Carol Coulter. Delmonico was a councilman and part-time volunteer police officer who saved a man’s life by pulling him out of a lake and administering CPR.

30 years ago, Oct. 24, 1991

Tammy Jo Tulenchik is crowned Miss Pequot Lakes. Angela Chapman is Miss Congeniality and Dania Spies is crowned Princess.

A “Dance-a-thon” is hosted by the Pequot Lakes Student Council, raising $7,000 for business teacher Grace Blanchard, who is battling cancer.


20 years ago, Oct. 25, 2001

Dedication ceremonies are held at the Crosslake Presbyterian Church, with 200 people attending the church’s first service.

Tiger running back Justin Schwegel reaches the 1,000-yard milestone as PR-B tops Blackduck in the regular season finale.

10 years ago, Oct. 20, 2011

Goodwill Duluth opens a store in Crosslake.

The No. 2-ranked Patriot volleyball team sweeps Crosby-Ironton in the regular season finale to finish with a 17-9 record.

- 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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