Pages from the Past: June 23, 2021

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

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60 years ago, June 23, 1961

(Headline) Governor Andersen will speak at Pequot dedication

A parade and a talk by Governor Elmer L. Andersen will mark the Pequot Lakes water tower dedication ceremonies Friday, July 7, beginning at 3 p.m.

(Headline) Backus resorters to sponsor July 4th dance at armory

50 years ago, June 17, 1971


(Headline) Mike Smith new owner of Smith's Excavating business

25 years ago, June 20, 1996

(Headline) Longville church celebrates 75th anniversary

Salem Lutheran Church of Longville invites friends from the community to join the congregation for a celebration of the 75th anniversary of its founding to be held Sunday, June 23.

10 years ago, June 23, 2011

(Photo) Miss Pine River Kellie Stranne presents the Dutchess of Duck Callie Norman, of Pine River, with a sash, crown and scepter.

(Photo) The city council ordered that the Cass County Fair Board take down this partial fence at the fairgrounds. The fence poles imbedded in concrete were placed at the fairgrounds without a building permit.

- 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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