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Pages from the Past - August 14

75 years ago, Aug. 4, 1939

(Notice) The Pine River sidewalk and curb project will start Friday, August 4. Anyone interested in sidewalks or curbs, should get in touch with the Mayor.

The Wefelmeyer Pickle Factory, owned and operated by Fred Wefelmeyer, is open and in readiness to receive this year's crop of pickles which are already coming in..

25 years ago, Aug. 10, 1989

(Headline) Three years of Backus improvements outlined.

Outstanding projects completed in 1987 include the new Backus sign on highway 371 welcoming guests to the area and offering a business directory and calendar of events for the community. A new tower and beacon were installed at the airport. Completion of the new city hall was realized through a joint effort with the Firemen's Relief Association.

With the city of Pine River in both the booze business and the law enforcement business, it was inevitable that the July 29 death of David Rollins, 14, and Swen Erickson, 22, would become a matter of municipal business.

Deborah McAllister, daughter of Frank and Sue McAllister of Pine River has won the Young Miss of America State Title.

10 years ago, Aug. 12, 2004

(Photo) Pine River-Backus Relay for Life raises over $21,00 for cancer research, support.

You don't know (lumber)jack, Scheer's Lumberjack Show opens.