Pages from the Past: Dec. 24, 2020

Car theft, superintendents, retirements, basketball

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60 years ago, Dec. 23, 1960

School authorities have recommended that pupils beginning the first grade attending the Pine River Public Schools should reach the age of 6 before the Dec. 31 deadline, now established by the state of Minnesota.

The 1958 Pontiac Station Wagon owned by Mr. Ralph Soeth of the Arrow Land Co. of Pine River, which was stolen on Monday afternoon, was recovered on Wednesday in Elk River.

50 years ago, Dec. 24, 1970

(Headline) Walter Walton retires; G. Filsmyer, new agent


Mr. Walter Walton, who has been agent for Standard Oil products here for the past 20 years, has announced his retirement from that position, effective Thursday, Dec. 31.

25 years ago, Dec. 27, 1995

Pine River-Backus School will have a new person at the helm Jan. 2, 1995. Patrick T. Flanagan is the new superintendent.

(Advertisement) Pine River welcomes Dr. Gus, Glenda and Erin Fisker to our community.

10 years ago, Dec. 23, 2010

(Headline) Tiger girls continue winning streak

After a win over the Verndale Pirates, the Tigers are now 6-1 overall and remain unbeaten in the Northwoods Conference with a record of 4-0.

- 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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