Pages from the Past: Dec. 3, 2020

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60 years ago, Dec. 2, 1960

Eldon "Kelly" Anderson, of Anderson Auto Electric in Pine River, was notified on Wednesday that he was chosen to appear on the TV showing of Bowlerama in Minneapolis on Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m.

(Headline) Pine River population shown as 775 on 1960 census figures

50 years ago, Dec. 3, 1970

(Headline) Gardiner Hardware robbed Saturday


Thieves entered the Gardiner Hardware Store here in Pine River sometime during the night Saturday, gaining entrance through the side door and confiscated about $700 worth of musical equipment.

Pine River High School's Mike Long was honored for his fine 1970 grid season Thursday night, Nov. 26, when he was named to the WCCO Radio All-State Football Team of the Year.

25 years ago, Dec. 7, 1995

(Photo) Minnesota, the nation's leading sport spearfishing state, will be featured in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., thanks to the efforts of Bruce Dixon, a Backus area spearfishing enthusiast.

National exposure for the Paul Bunyan Trail was achieved last month during the national Rails-to-Trails conference in Florida.

10 years ago, Dec. 2, 2010

(Headline) Former Pine River Cenex station to open with new owner

(Headline) River's Edge Auto open for business


- 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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