Pages from the Past: Dec. 9, 2021

A look at the past from the pages of the Pine River Journal weekly newspaper

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60 years ago, Dec. 8, 1961

(Headline) Business firms will close Saturday for funeral of Carl Nies

Scotch Doubles bowling is now being offered at the Pine River Lanes every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.

50 years ago, Dec. 9, 1971

The first Cash Nite Drawing, sponsored by the Pine River Chamber of Commerce Friday nite of last week, had no winner present, and as a result the drawing this week will be for a prize of $30.00.


Mr. and Mrs. Clark M. Amy, publishers of the Pine River Journal, of Pine River, Minnesota, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alison Le, to Mr. R. Gregory Stephens, son of Mrs. Robert Stephens, and the Late Robert M. Stephens of Edina, Minnesota.

25 years ago, Dec. 12, 1996

Nearly $150,000 in new construction was recorded in Pine River in 1996.

(Headline) P.R. proclaims 'Eddie Balk Day; Councilman honored Friday the 13th

(Headline) Stockholder vote may dissolve Creameries Blending Co-op

10 years ago, Dec. 8, 2011

(Photo) Jane Melby finished first in the third round of the National Finals Rodeo on Saturday, Dec. 3, in Las Vegas.

(Headline) Backus lowers levy $20,912, will reduce taxes for residents


- 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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