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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Haunted Trail coming to scare you
July 12 storm effects increase wildfire risk, DNR says
The Pulse kicks off second annual coat drive
Gull Dam Brewery Oktoberfest
Crow Wing County District Court Sentencings - Oct. 11
College Football: NDSU's Haeg lineman of week
Area Cross Country: Pequot boys runners-up, girls third in Mid-State
Area Volleyball: Patriots finish third
Area Girls Tennis: Patriots advance past Pierz
Tigers fall to Bagley 26-15
Leonard L. Johnson
Herbert "Herb" Arnold Thorsten
Kenneth Jean Deuschle
William John Ledford
Partners following friendship journey
Northwoods Arts Council announces 2016 Hackensack Hot Jazz Festival
Calendar Oct. 8, 2015
Backus Legion to host annual great pumpkin contest
Backus Lions Fly-In Pancake Breakfast raises $2,000
MMBA Home Show
Former Nisswa Park Commission member shares views
Letters to the Editor: Cost never seems to be a factor
Grim's Tales: Thou shalt not post false witness against thy neighbors
The Last Windrow: Should I head to South Dakota?
Cracker Barrel: Making meaning
letters to the editor
Births-Oct 1, 2015
Births - Sept. 24, 2015
October 8, 2015
Tigers fall to Bagley 26-15
Penalties cost Pine River-Backus in their final regular-season game, as the Tigers fell at home to the Bagley Flyers 26-15 on Thursday, Oct. 8. Momentum was halted in the first half for the Tigers when a block in the back negated a kick-return touchdown of roughly 80 yards by senior...
October 8, 2015 - 10:29pm
What's Up At The Warehouse: Oct. 8-15, 2015
Week of Oct. 8-15 • Days/hours/events: The Warehouse is open to students in 5th-12th grades from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 8, 9, 12 and 13. Hang out and enjoy the gym, computer lab, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Wii, board games, air hockey, foosball, carpetball, snack and more, all at no cost. The...
October 8, 2015 - 5:00am
Pillager capitalizes on mistakes, topples Tigers 24-13
Homecoming night was somewhat spoiled in Pine River-Backus on Friday, Oct. 2, as the Tigers lost their first football game of the season to the...
October 8, 2015 - 5:00am
October 5, 2015
What's Up at The Warehouse: Week of Oct. 1-8
Week of Oct. 1-8 • Days/hours/events: The Warehouse is open to students in 5th-12th grades from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 1-2 and 5-8. Hang out and enjoy the gym, computer lab, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Wii, board games, air hockey, foosball, carpetball, snack and more, all at no cost. The Warehouse...
October 5, 2015 - 11:52am
September 30, 2015
Pages from the past - Oct. 1 2015
60 years ago, Oct. 7, 1955 John Van Buren, Backus, Wednesday night was awarded $2,700 in his suit against Lloyd Watters, state game warden who allegedly shot him. Mr. Culbertson of the Fish and Game Department will be present to present and receive ideas for the installation...
September 30, 2015 - 10:55am
September 25, 2015
What's Up at The Warehouse: Week of Sept. 24-Oct. 1
Week of Sept. 24-Oct. 1 • Days/hours/events: The Warehouse is open to students in 5th-12th grades from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 24-25 and 28, and Oct. 1. Hang out and enjoy the gym, computer lab, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Wii, board games, air hockey, foosball, carpetball, snack and more, all...
September 25, 2015 - 11:21am
Pine River Market Square to host customer appreciation event Friday
Pine River Market Square, a farmers and crafters market, will host a customer appreciation event from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in downtown...
September 25, 2015 - 11:02am
September 24, 2015
Pages from the Past - Sept. 24, 2015
60 years ago, Sept. 25, 1955 Ben Olin, owner of Thrifty Variety Store here, has announced the signing of a Ben Franklin Distributor Store Franchise with Butler Brothers, national distributors of merchandise and the largest distributors of Variety Store merchandise in the world. (Headline)...
September 24, 2015 - 11:23am
September 23, 2015
Destination Imagination programs offered at PR-B
Pine River-Backus Schools will offer the following Destination Imagination programs for students. • Destination Imagination: For grades 3-8. Information night will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Pine River-Backus Elementary School Odyssey Lab. Destination Imagination...
News / education
September 23, 2015 - 3:52pm
ELCA congregations work to improve communities
First Lutheran Church of Pine River was one of nearly 10,000 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) participating...
September 23, 2015 - 1:58pm
Vogt's Notes: Echo Journal begins third year as community newspaper
Volume 3, Issue 1. Wow! Did you notice that printed toward the bottom of today's front page above the index (minus the "wow" - that's my inserted opinion)? It's hard to believe, but this issue of your Pineandlakes Echo Journal marks the start of the third year of our combined Pine...
opinion / columns
September 23, 2015 - 11:11am
Operation Christmas Child kickoff is Monday
Riverview Church Fellowship Hall at 310 Norway Ave., Pine River, will be the location of an Operation Christmas Child kickoff event Monday, Sept. 28, with registration at 6:15 p.m. and program from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Operation Christmas Child is looking for churches, groups or interested...
September 23, 2015 - 10:51am
September 21, 2015
Pine River man injured in motorcycle crash
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 9:57 PM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Pine River Police Department,...
September 21, 2015 - 9:54am
September 17, 2015
Pine River guide helps Army vet on bear hunt
When Pine River hunting guide Jay Lindmeyer discovered Band of Brothers Outdoors - an organization dedicated to give back to military veterans...
September 17, 2015 - 11:54am
Heritage Week extends annual Pine River event
Pine River Heritage Days became Heritage Week this year with the earlier-than-usual Tea at the Station, held Sept. 3. Normally, Tea at the Station is held during the same three-day period as other Heritage Days events, including the United Methodist Church Quilt Show, the Forbes...
September 17, 2015 - 11:53am