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Pages from the past for September 12, 2013

75 years ago, Sept. 15, 1938

From the Pine River Journal

A gala get-together and school of instruction for all ex-servicemen and their wives is being planned for next Sunday. All VFW and Legion Posts and their Auxiliaries are working hand in hand to make this a successful day, insofar as its educational as well as social benefits are concerned.

A truck owned by R.C. Pehl of Campbell failed to negotiate the Ritchie corner on T.H. 371 about 8:30 Saturday evening, and as a result 14,000 feet of lumber was scattered on the highway.

In July, 824 motor vehicle accidents involving 1,339 drivers killed 51 persons and injured 979 others, according to a survey made for N.W. Elsberg by the accident recording unit of the highway department.

50 years ago, July 5, 1963

From the Pine River Journal

The local area Army Recruiter, M. Sgt. Stan Fordyce of Brainerd, has announced a new itinerary for the Pine River area. He will be in the Pine River Post Office on the first Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m

The Maple Hill Lutheran League will have a homemade Ice Cream Sale at the Kater’s car lot in Pine River on Saturday, Sept. 14.

25 years ago, Sept. 8, 1988

From the Pine River Journal

Gym Scott is very happy to be a new member of the Pine River teaching staff. He is originally from Walker, Minn., and is a graduate of St. Cloud State University.

EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH of Backus had a ground-breaking ceremony last Sunday, Sept. 4, 1988, at 12:30 p.m. The new church will be located about one half mile north of Backus near the junction of Highway 87 and 371.

10 years ago, Sept. 11

From the Pine River Journal

Zachary Humphrey, age 12 and a seventh-grade student at Pine River-Backus High School, had the opportunity of a lifetime recently. Because of his involvement with the Academy for Film and Television in Minneapolis, where he has been taking acting classes, he was tapped to attend the International Model and Talent Association’s semiannual convention in New York city in July.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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