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Thursday, May 2 pages from the past

75 years ago, May 5, 1938

From the Pine River Journal

The Kite Flying contest held Saturday at the fairgrounds proved very successful in spite of the postponement. The contest was scored on points according to the highest flight, largest, smallest, best decorated, most novel and kite with the most pull, best constructed and best flying ability.

Otto Parlitz, prominent resorter on Lake Ada, informed us this week that a “bass pond” has been constructed on the north end of Lake Ada by the Lake Ada Conservation Club. Labor and materials were donated by property owners in the neighborhood.

50 years ago, May 3, 1963

From the Pine River Journal

(ad) “Meet Your Neighbor” In Pine River on Saturday, May 11th a big day of food and prizes, bring the family and spend the day, Pine River Commercial Club.

The Pine River Tigers continue to set the pace in the baseball conference race, notching three victories in their past three games with Pequot Lakes, Motley and Pillager. Until bowing 11-0 here Wednesday, Pillager had been undefeated.

25 years ago, May 5, 1988

From the Pine River Journal

Friday, April 29, around 3:15 in the afternoon an accident between school bus #1 and a station wagon occurred on Hwy. 371. No further details were given.

The Pine River softball field received some exciting donations this past week in the form of concrete blocks and cement for the dugouts, which are now in the process of being built. President of the club, Carl Anderson, expressed the appreciation of all the members.

10 years ago, May 1, 2003

From the Pine River Journal

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will attend the May 5 Jenkins Planning Commission meeting to discuss the Highway 371 North improvement project. A new western bypass option along with an in-town alignment will be presented and discussed.

All Gail Sexton wanted was a little greenhouse in the backyard. What she got was three greenhouses on Highway 371 and a garden store to call her own.