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75 years ago, Jan. 13, 1938

From the Pine River Journal

Alvin Berry of Judgett Township near Isle originally had five toes on his favorite foot, but after he got through chopping wood at a CCC camp at Effie, he had only one. Alvin didn’t like that, so he took himself, along with the lonesome toes, to the doctor.

The Village Council went to Brainerd Wednesday to consult Mr. Bliss concerning a proposed powerline hookup to connect with the line built under the Rural Electrification project last year.

49 years ago, Jan. 10, 1964

From the Pine River Journal

An estimated crowd of 300 people attended the Ideal-Waters Sportsmen’s Club on Sunday, Jan. 5, at Whitefish Lake. An added attraction at the derby was an aeroplane taking passengers up for rides over the beautiful lake region.

The Pine River Fire Department answered a call to the home of Elmer Christensen, about one mile southwest of Pine River, yesterday, Thursday, due to fire that had started in a mattress in a back bedroom. Apparently the fire had been smouldering for several hours, and when Mrs. Christensen smelled smoke, she investigated, to find the room completely filled with smoke

25 years ago, Jan. 7, 1988

From the Pine River Journal

On Jan. 18, the Brainerd High School gymnasium will become Dome for a day. Kent Herbek, the world champion Twin first baseman, another big name Twin, a Twins announcer and the representative from the Twins front office will make their first major stop on the Twins winter speaking circuit at 7:30 p.m. in BHS gymnasium.

(photo) SUPT. DAN FROEMING, Backus Schools, accepted a check from Fire Chief Bruce Eveland in the amount of $6,500. The money, receipts from pull tabs, is designated for building tennis courts at the school site.

10 years ago, Jan. 9, 2003

The Pine River Journal

Backus City Council members were asked to consider the sale of three city–owned lots on Front Street during the Jan. 6 meeting. John Chuba, owner of Pine Mountain Health & Fitness, said he would like to purchase the lots to build a restaurant.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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