Pages from the Past: Aug. 13, 2020

Photo illustration, Shutterstock, Inc.

60 years ago, Aug. 12, 1960

(Headline) Union official vetoes plan to hire locally at school

Many residents of the area have indicated considerable interest in the probability of local unskilled labor being hired to work on the new school building project at Pine River.

50 years ago, Aug. 13, 1970

(Headline) John Knott killed in battle in Vietnam.


(Headline) 65th annual Cass County Fair opens here Monday for three days

25 years ago, Aug. 10, 1995

(Headline) Bunyan Trail, new blood sparking optimism in Backus

(Headline) P.R. watermelon contest attracts serious spitters

10 years ago, Aug. 12, 2010

(Headline) Pine River Cenex closes its doors

(Photo) Austin Newgord demonstrated that an old art form is attracting a new generation. Austin, 8, of Brainerd, recently became an apprentice of his grandpa's, Jim Newgord, to learn the art of blacksmith work.

- 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).
What To Read Next
Get Local