Pages from the Past: June 17, 2021

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

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60 years ago, June 16, 1961

(Headline) Marlow mobil movie opens for 14th season in the pines

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sturmer of Pine River Dairy Queen are observing their first anniversary of operation here, with special bargains on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 21-22-23.

50 years ago, June 17, 1971

Sherwood's Shanty, a new nature shop specializing in organic vegetables (in season), wild jellies, organic honey, nature books, bird houses and feeders, agate jewelry, original artwork, nature photography and many other items of arts and crafts, will open for business Friday, June 18.


(Headline) Lost man found in Sunday morning search

A large search party gathered in the Norway Lake area Sunday morning to comb the surrounding area for Mr. Leo Distad, who had become lost in the swampy area to the east of Norway Lake.

25 years ago, June 20, 1996

(Photo) Herbie's Love Buggy, part of the Camp Courage Wagon Train, moves out from a water stop at the Kennedy meadow enroute up County Road 112 to Pine River. The annual event raises money to send kids to Camp Courage.

(Headline) P.R. woman heading to Africa: Peace Corps volunteer to meet Clinton first

Pine River native Deanne Christensen is heading halfway around the globe this week, after a quick stop at the White House.

10 years ago, June 16, 2011

(Headline) Summer theatre performing comedy farce 'It Runs in the Family'


(Headline) Hemming is Echo Publishing & Printing intern.

- 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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