Pages from the Past: April 14, 2021

A look at the past from the pages of the Pine River Journal

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60 years ago, April 14, 1961

(Photo) The 30-pound bobcat pictured above has killed his last sheep, having given up the ghost on Friday of last week after being treed by 5 Plott hounds.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenton Sewell, who operate the Aqua-Wash in Pine River, this week added to their service by installing a 25-pound washer and a large spin-dryer to the equipment already in their plant.

50 years ago, April 8, 1971

Mr. Darren Lind and Mr. Raymund Erickson (high school science instructors) attended an MEA sponsored Environmental Task Force workshop on Wednesday, March 31.


Clarence Sears of Pine River participated in a Minnesota Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association Conference last Friday and Saturday (April 2-3) at St. Cloud State College.

25 years ago, April 11, 1996

(Headline) Logs for trailhead building arrive in P.R., volunteers sought for peeling

(Headline) Vic Rinke named Pine River Citizen of the Year

(Headline) P.R. Legion votes not to sell club

10 years ago, April 14, 2011

(photo) Senior Katey Rundhaug and Jennifer Worcester were nominated by Pine River-Backus High School English teacher Jean Grev to the National Joint Powers Alliance for being students deserving of recognition.

The Pine River Post Office has no plans to move from its current location on Barclay West, a building it leases from Cass County.


- Compiled by Travis Grimler, Staff Writer

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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