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Pages from the Past, Thursday, March 28

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75 years ago, March 24, 1938

From the Pine River Journal

A very interesting grasshopper control meeting was held on Friday of last week at the courthouse in Walker, at which time H.L. Parton Extension Entymologist of the University Farm spoke to a group of about 40 farmers who were interested in learning of what steps could be taken in combatting an infestation.

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Gelatine.--Gelatine salads and desserts will jell faster in metal molds than in enamel, earthenware or glass molds.

49 years ago, March 27, 1964

From the Pine River Journal

(ad) Spring Opening. Treat yourself royally. Dairy Queen. Live it up ... Roar with pleasure ... at your merry Dairy Queen. 33-cent royal treats sale.

Pine River business firms will observe Good Friday by closing from 2 to 4 p.m. for Good Friday Services, to be held in all churches.

25 years ago, March 24, 1988

From the Pine River Journal

Another lobbying bus left Brainerd last Tuesday for St. Paul, filled with 23 residents from all over the Brainerd lakes area. There were people from Pine River, Pequot Lakes, Nisswa and Brainerd, and they all wanted to talk trail, Paul Bunyan Trail.

Pine River will not pair with Pequot Lakes in wrestling next year. The request was denied Monday, March 21, at the regular meeting of the Pine River School Board.

10 years ago, March 27, 2003

From the Pine River Journal

The Pine River-Backus School Board approved the purchase of three automated external defibrillators (AEDs) during the March 17 meeting.

With the War against Iraq less than 18 hours old, a group of Pine River-Backus High School students planned to take their frustrations to the streets by staging a walkout March 20.

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