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Pages from the Past-April 4, 2013

75 years ago, April 7, 1938

From the Pine River Journal

The Pine River Recreational Board is sponsoring a Kite-Flying contest for the grades and junior high school students in Pine River and vicinity. Prizes will be awarded to the students winning the most points in the grades and in the junior high schools.

First place in the county 4-H One-Act Play contest was awarded to the BackusBoosters 4-H Club on a play entitled “Elmer.” Second place went to the Pillager club and third to the Happy Hollow club of Hackensack.

50 years ago, April 5, 1963

From the Pine River Journal

The year-around home on Norway Lake belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Christensen burned to the ground early Saturday morning, March 30, about 4 a.m.

The Lady Bugs are sponsoring a Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 6th, at 9:30 a.m. in the Marlow Theatre. A lunch will be served.

25 years ago, April 7, 1988

From the Pine River Journal

(photo) SPRING TIME? Spring must have sprung, because the road crews are out fixing the highways. Pictured here is the Cass County Highway Department working on Highway 371 south of Pine River.

(photo) THE PINE RIVER ELEMENTARY students are getting swimming lessons at the Pequot Fitness Center. The fifth- and sixth-graders swim about one hour. They are instructed by two teachers at one time.

10 years ago, April 3, 2003

From the Pine River Journal

(photo) The Hunt Utilities Group hopes to purchase this 60-acre parcel of property near Walden Pond just west of Pine River to develop a self-sustaining housing concept.

(photo) Isabel Carlson (pictured) and the Deli Team at Jerry’s Supervalu in Pine River recently won the National Deli Party Food Merchandising Contest and a prize of $750 for their “Home for the Holiday” party food display.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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