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Pages from the Past - July 12, 2018

60 years ago, July 13, 1958

(Headline) Riverview Tabernacle dedication services here Sunday

Mrs. Gertrude Marsh was pleasantly surprised Wednesday when she received a corsage of two orchids in the mail. The corsage was mailed from Philadelphia, Pa., through the Boscul Coffee Company.

50 years ago, July 12, 1968

Police Chief Jerry Sorenson reported his apprehension of Vernon Fox last week as Mr. Fox was coming into Pine River. Mr. Fox recently escaped from St. Cloud State Prison, where he was serving a sentence.

South Cass County Deputy Fred Pelzer reported the poisoning of several dogs in the Shaeffer's Point area near Gull Lake, with one dog dead and others becoming very ill. Several of them responded to treatment by a veterinarian, who stated that apparent strychnine poisoning was the cause of illness.

25 years ago, July 8, 1993

(Headline) Opposition shuts down Backus area dump; Cass officials apologize

(Headline) McGuire's comeback - More than a bit of Irish luck

At the tail end of July 1992, one of the oldest resort kitchens in Minnesota burned to the ground. ... Less than a year later, a new facility, dubbed the "Irish Castle" by those in the know, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to a hungry bunch of resort guests, golfers and visitors alike.

- Compiled by Travis Grimler, Staff Writer