Pages from the Past: Aug. 27, 2020

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60 years ago, Aug. 26, 1960

Work at the New Pine River School, which up to this point has progressed nicely, was halted Thursday morning by the picket line established by the members of the Plumber's Union of Brainerd.

Duan Alexander Verdon, an escapee from Sandstone Prison, was picked up near Pine River on Thursday night, August 18, at about 11:30 p.m. by Deputy Sheriff Rollin Herzog.

50 years ago, Aug. 27, 1970

(Headline) Ruighs open new pizza shop at Pine River bowling lanes


After 11 years in business at the corner cafe known as Olson's Coffee Shop, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Olson, Harry and Blanche, have sold their business to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Switaski, well known residents of the Pine River community.

25 years ago, Aug. 31, 1995

(Headline) Whispering Pines Good Sam plans 14 bed addition; nursing home ground breaking to be held in November

(Headline) Cenex plant not moving to Walker; facility will relocate, but will stay in P.R.

10 years ago, Aug. 26, 2010

(Headline) JR's NO. 19 gives lakes area a taste of the south

(Headline) Pine River to receive $195,000 loan for fire truck

- 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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