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Pages from the Past: January 17, 2013

75 years ago, Jan. 20, 1938

From the Pine River Journal

To Keep Sink White and Shining. Make a soap jelly by dissolving soap in warm water and adding a few tablespoons of kerosene. Keep this in a glass or wide-mouthed jar.

Pine River is enjoying one of the mildest winters in history. The mercury has been around the 30 above mark for the past two weeks.

49 years ago, Jan. 17, 1964

From the Pine River Journal

The Pine River Tigers played 500 ball the past week, winning Friday night over Cass Lake 74-52 on the local floor, and losing Tuesday night at Sebeka 65-56.

The Pine River Fire Department was called to the home of Elmer Flategraff, about five miles southwest of Pine River, last Sunday evening about 8 p.m.

25 years ago, Jan. 14, 1988

From the Pine River Journal

On Thursday evening, Gladys Johnson, Bruce and Karen Eveland, Gordon and Margaret Seastrom, Mr. And Mrs. Bob Bean and Richie, Paul Ford, and Mr. And Mrs. Duane Eveland were supper guests at the Gerald Eveland Home.

The area around Pine River was blanketed with anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow beginning Monday night. Blizzardy condiitions ensued on Tuesday with some traffice at a standstill till plows could get out, and the roads filled in almost as rapidly again.

10 years ago, Jan. 16, 2013

From the Pine River Journal

Three Pine River-Backus High School students were selected to participate in the Artist Mentor program sponsored by the Five Wings Arts Council. The Artist Mentor Program is designed to supplement arts education in local schools by providing students with the opportunity to study in their chosen field of art with a regional practicing artist.

Mark Edwards (left), Sons of the American Legion (SAL) commander, presents a check to Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Administrator Randy Kropp and Activity Director Michele Meyer. The SAL held a pancake breakfast in December to raise money toward a new activity van for Whispering Pines residents.