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Pages from the Past - January 16

75 years ago, Jan. 20, 1939

An oddity dating back some 40 years or more was found in the basement of the Hill Hardware Store the other day. It is a buckshot dispenser and has five compartments for size shot and has an outlet at the bottom of each, for measuring the amount needed.

50 years ago, Jan. 17, 1964

A prize-winning color photo, taken by Alan Johnson of Pine River, will appear in the Minneapolis Tribune’s Sunday Picture Magazine Jan. 19.

(headline) Fire Sunday destroys farm home of Elmer Flategraffs

25 years ago, Jan. 17, 1989

(photo) Surrounded by quarts of oil and other auto products at the Pine River Phillips 66 station, Congressman Oberstar met with several former Baker-Durkee workers.

Annexation plans by the city of Pine River may be modified to reduce the amount of acreage, according to city officials.

10 years ago, Jan. 15, 2004

(Headline) Grad Blast pie in the sky

(photo) Auctioneer John Stranne worked a crowd during the Pine River-Backus Grad Blast Pie Auction Jan. 6. The auction was held during halftime at the PR-B vs. Pequot Lakes basketball game, held at PR-B.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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