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Pages fromthe past for May 9 2013

75 years ago, May 12, 1938

From the Pine River Journal

At a meeting of the cooperative council held in Pine River April 27, with Abe Pajumpa presiding, it was decided to hold a big county cooperative picnic on Saturday, June 18, at the Pine River Fairgrounds for everyone interested.

On Sunday morning, May 22, many rural Minnesota pastors will face a larger number of youthful listeners than usual. The occasion is the observance of the fourth annual “4-H Sunday in Church,” the day coinciding with Rural Life Sunday, long observed by several religious denominations.

50 years ago, May 10, 1963

From the Pine River Journal

SEWER AND WATER, The Pine River Village Council held a special meeting in the council rooms. The first portion of the meeting was for the purpose of conducting a hearing with adjacent property owners on the proposed sewer, water and street extension on the northerly portion of Third Street.

Fire of unknown origin completely demolished the interior of the trailer home belonging to Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips, living on the east side of Pine River. Since the ceiling and walls were damaged worst, and the stoves all right, it was believed to have started from wiring.

25 years ago, May 12, 1988

From the Pine River Journal

Ione Standberg, creator of the “Operation Wildflower Memorial Garden-Sanctuary for Birds, Butterflies and Bees” at Deep-Portage Conservation Reserve, topped entries from all 50 states in the National Council of Garden Clubs annual competition for civic projects.

Verginia Lueth and Betty Hayes have been appointed chairpersons to lead the American Cancer Society’s educational and fundraising Cancer Crusade in the Pine River area.

10 years ago, May 8, 2003

From the Pine River Journal

(photo) Pine River-Backus students stepped out in style for this year’s prom. Pine River-Backus seniors Brent Johnson and Kristina Prchl were chosen as the 2003 prom king and queen on May 3.

The Pine River-Backus baseball team’s Mid-State Conference woes continued this week when the Tigers dropped a pair of double-headers to fall to 0-8 in the conference.