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Pages from the past for July 4, 2013

75 years ago, July 7, 1938

From the Pine River Journal

An excited tourist from Cedar Falls, IA., Frank Hammer, rushed to Deputy Sheriff Townsend about 11:30 Wednesday morning to report the theft of his car, which had been parked in front of the Pine River State Bank. Mr. Hammer had removed the ignition and had them safely in his pocket so it was concluded that the thieves were old hands at the game.

FLASH! Through the sleuthing efforts and eagle eyes of Vane Jones of Pine River, the stolen car was recovered only a few hours after it disappeared and the owner is again happy. The car was found parked in front of the lumber yard.

50 years ago, July 5, 1963

From the Pine River Journal

The new Marlow Drive-In will open this weekend Friday, July 5th, one mile south of Pine River on Hwy 371, as announced by John Rohr. The first movie to be shown is “Girls, Girls, Girls”, starring Elvis Presley.

The Pine River Village Council, which for the past year has been working with the State Highway Department in an effort to secure a suitable for a highway maintenance headquarters in Pine River, received word from the department stating that they have, for the time being at least, given up their plans for the proposed Pine River project.

25 years ago, July 7, 1988

From the Pine River Journal

Two doubles tenis courts are slated to be constructed at the Backus School in late July. The courts will be located at the east side of the property on land being purchased form Betty Zaffke.

Under current law, roadside ditches can be mowed after July 31. Because of the extreme drought conditions, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) anticipates that many of these roadside ditches will be mowed for hay and has, therefore, placed a moratorium on further spraying of all roadside ditches.

Temps Hit 105 Degrees in Pine River This Week

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