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Pages from the Past: April 20, 2022

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

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60 years ago, April 20, 1962

The Fraser-Nelson Post 613 of the American Legion will sponsor a smelt fry in the near future, providing the smelt cooperate.

The House of Beauty has received a spring face-lifting, according to Mrs. Doris DeWitt.

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

50 years ago, April 20, 1972

The Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a spring dinner and dance at the Legion Club in Pequot Lakes on Saturday evening, April 22, and Dr. S. B. Spieler will be honored at this time.

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Mrs. Verna Klein returned home Wednesday from San Francisco, having attended the National School Board Convention held there this week at the Hilton Hotel.

25 years ago, April 17, 1997

(Photo) The Damsite Store, a favorite spot for Pine River youth and teens for decades, was demolished at sunrise April 10.

(Photo) Above, from left, Miss Pine River 1997 Missy Chitwood, First Princess Melissa Johnson and Second Princess Chandra Hoefs share their thrill and surprise at winning.

10 years ago, April 19, 2012

(Photo) Miss Pine River Melina Birchem, center, poses with First Princess Maggie Griffithy, left, and Second Princess Shona Nagel.

(Photo) Gary Wippler, Precast, of Pine River, removed the old Tom Thumb sign on the corner of Barclay and Highway 371 on Thursday, April 12. The sign was overhanging onto the Minnesota Department of Transportation right of way and would interfere with the new signal pole placement associated with Highway 371 work starting April 30.

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- 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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