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Pages from the Past for August 15, 2013

75 years ago, Aug. 18, 1938

From the Pine River Journal

(Ad) Do as the grocer does -- use DWIN in your home -- (and in your garden) -- to kill insects. Your grocer knows that DWIN is effective, pleasant to use - -that it will not harm food or injure fabrics.

(Wise and Otherwise) “And they call America the land of free speech,” said the disgusted Scot when the telephone operator told him to put a nickel in the box.

50 years ago, Aug. 16, 1963

From the Pine River Journal

Bob Smith’s Spectacular Auto Show, the Greatest of All Thrill Shows, is proud to present “Jumpin” Jimmy Martin, Movie stuntman of “Wild One”, “The Big Wheel”, “Sudden Fear”, etc.

25 years ago, Aug. 18, 1988

From the Pine River Journal

The Pine River Fire Department, the Pequot Lakes and Backus fire departments spent about five hours early Saturday morning fighting fire in about five piles of railroad ties. Fire Chief Jim Gearey said the alarm was turned in about 4:45 that morning for the fire, which was at the Gerald Orth home about one mile south of Pine River.

(Letter to editor) I just became aware of the fact that the beautiful maple trees on Barclay Avenue that grace the clinic and library will be eliminated next week. It seems so ironic to me that this summer, when many of us have spent countless hours watering our trees due to the drought, would be the summer that this project is scheduled to take place!

10 years ago, Aug. 21, 2003

From the Pine River Journal

(headline) Pine River to start writing own speeding tickets

Jenkins, a town with a population of 301, will host a big birthday party in 2004, marking its 100th year in existence.

(headline) A ‘ducky' new golf course for the lake country, Beyers open Wildwedge nine-hole near AmericInn

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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