Pages from the Past: April 2, 2020

60 years ago, April 1, 1960

Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Rubitshung will have the Grand Opening of their Lakes Cafe on Saturday and Sunday, April 2nd and 3rd.

The Pine River Board of Education opened bids on the first installment of bonds to finance the new high school. Two bids were received on the $400,000 issue offered at this time.

50 years ago, April 2, 1970

Lloyd and Norma Chitwood, with the assistance of Joe Fuhrer, have opened the doors of Backus Lumber for business again this week.


(Photo) Kenneth Cronk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Amy, is shown above being sworn in for another hitch in the Air Corps.

25 years ago, April 6, 1995

(Headline) Technology comes to PR-B, school officials discuss how much of the future can be purchased now

The Backus City Council approved plans for improvements along the Paul Bunyan Trail and learned the mayor would resign.

25 years ago, April 1, 2010

(Photo) Pine River firefighter Kevin Kleiner is getting instructions during a practical exam of drafting water from a static source on the final day.

(Photo) Father and son Ron and Evyn Thompson, owners of Pine River’s Eagle Fitness, celebrated the business’s first anniversary with a cake and an open house.

- 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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