Pages from the Past: Dec. 31, 2020

Business closures, business openings, retirements

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60 years ago, Dec. 30, 1960

(Headline) Janney Semple Hill purchased by Coast-to-Coast store chain

Allison Lee Amy, 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Amy of Pine River, was a very pleased little girl this week to find her picture on the "Pin Up Board" page of the Katey Keene Comics for January.

50 years ago, Dec. 31, 1970

(Headline) Farnams sell Coast-to-Coast store to Kenneth Schuster


In a business transaction, recently concluded, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Farnam sold the Coast-to-Coast store to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schuster, who will resume active operations of the store Monday, Jan. 4.

25 years ago, Dec. 29, 1995

(Headline) Improvements set from Pine River to Nisswa: 1996 roadwork topic for Pequot hearing Jan. 4

(Headline) Wanted man apprehended near Pequot School

10 years ago, Dec. 30, 2010

(Photo) Pine River Mayor Jim Sabas thanks Pine River Fire Department Chief Keith Farnam for his service as the fire chief for 13 years.

- 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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