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Pages from the Past - July 31, 2014

75 years ago, July 28, 1939

Ted Lavoie walked down the street Tuesday afternoon and nobody seemed to recognize him. The reason: Just 20 minutes before, while he was doing some repair work on his house he ran into a nest of yellow jackets who immediately took their toll. He was stung only twice, once above the right eye and once on the left arm but he looked like he'd either been in a rolling-pin fight or some kind friend had smacked him a hard one. The sting of a yellow jacket is very painful and also poisonous.

50 years ago, July 31, 1964

(Headline) Local Hotel Razed For Highway Improvement.

The Lake Region Hotel, for 47 years a valuable addition to the Pine River business section, is being razed in the interests of highway improvement.

25 years ago, July 27, 1989

(Headline) Bean takes helm as Backus chair.

Two new board members, Kent Eveland and Rodney Day, were seated and officers for the coming year elected at the July 20 meeting of the Backus School Board.

10 years ago, July 29, 2004

(Headline) Kickin' up some dust.

Grant Winn of Pine River hit the dirt during the MotoCross competition at the Cass County fair. The 99th annual fair was held July 22-25 at the fairgrounds in Pine River.