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Pages from the Past - Jan. 11, 2019

60 years ago, Jan. 9, 1959

(Headline) Ludwig Elstad died Sunday while singing in choir at Pequot Lakes.

50 years ago, Jan. 10, 1969

(Headline) Clifford R. Smith Wounded in Viet Nam; receives medal

He was recently awarded the Army Commendation Medal for knocking out an entire Vietcong machine gun nest which was attacking a rescue helicopter team.

25 years ago, Jan. 13, 1994

(Headline) Library makes move to build in Pine River

(Headline) Pine River: Birthplace of Paul Bunyan Trail, Jan. 25 dedication is statewide event

10 years ago, Jan. 8, 2009

(Headline) Former mayor appointed as Backus councilor

(Photo) Greg Nagel, 17, poses with a copy of Outdoor News that holds his second-place submission, "The Epitome of Ducks," in the Youth Writing Contest.

- Compiled by Travis Grimler, Staff Writer