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June 6, 2013 pages from the past

75 years ago, June 2, 1938

From the Pine River Journal

E.N. Ritchie, proprietor of the Highway Eat Shop 2 miles east of Pine River, awoke Sunday morning to find that his filling station and eat shop had been broken into during the night and considerable damage done.

(Around the House) After Peeling Onions. Dry mustard rubbed on wet hands after peeling onions removes all odors.

49 years ago, June 7, 1963

From the Pine River Journal

Sunday, June 9, at Crosslake, and Monday, June 10, at Hackensack will mark the opening of the Marlow Mobil Theatres in the Pines for the 16th consecutive year.

(Photo) The completed search after many years of checking led to a spot at the edge of Pine River, where now young Jim Fillibeck and his sisters have a 5-hole golf course in their backyard, “You have ghosts watching you,” Bill Morrell told him, and wrote out the names of families buried on a sunny little mound.

25 years ago, June 2, 1988

From the Pine River Journal

(Photo) DARREL “LEFTY” SOMERS PLANTED a flowering crab tree in front of Backus Elementary. The tree was planted in Lefty’s honor commemorating his 41 years of bus driving for the district.

Houston Ford, Inc. is pleased to announce that their Parts and Service Departments have each received the prestigious Silver Medallion Award from Ford Motor Company honoring outstanding customer satisfaction.

10 years ago, June 5, 2003

From the Pine River Journal

(Photo) Three Backus businesses were destroyed in a fire early Sunday morning, including the Pine Mountain Health & Fitness Center, S&W Web Design, and Mag computers.

(Photo) Pine River-Backus High School students Michael Hedstrom (foreground) and Lenny Steff (behind) began painting a patriotic mural on the Pine River American Legion building.