Pages from the Past: July 15, 2021

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

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60 years ago, July 7, 1961

(Headline) Shrine rodeo set for this weekend at Gull Lake Airport

(Headline) High speed chase nets Anoka youth day in court

(Frederick) Pierce began his high speed ride south of Nisswa, when he noticed the red light of Patrolman Wicklund's car and stepped on the gas pedal of his 1959 Thunderbird in effort to get away. He sped through Nisswa at 100 miles per hour, Pequot Lakes at 80, increasing his speed to 126 in Jenkins, and was clocked at 100 through Pine River going through a road block that had been established in his path.

50 years ago, July 8, 1971


(Headline) Grand opening at Backus Corner Store July 8-10

(Headline) Paul Christopher installed as new pastor of Maple Hill Lutheran

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Chitwood of Backus Lumber Company have announced the winners of door prizes at their first anniversary open house.

(Headline) Cut and Curl Beauty Shop to open Monday

25 years ago, July 11, 1996

(Headline) P.R. sewer district receives $800,000 grant, funding means new facility is realistic possibility

(Headline) City will not vacate alley behind Johnson Oil, Pine Wood Cafe

- 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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