Pages from the Past: June 25, 2020

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60 years ago, June 24, 1960

(Headline) Kangas family escapes injury in Sunday auto accident

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kangas and family were badly shaken up, but none injured seriously, in a collision Sunday west of Pine River.

50 years ago, June 25, 1970

(Headline) Ron Long signed by pro football team


Corner Bait and Tackle, Backus, last week was named the Big Fish Headquarters in the World's Largest Fishing Contest sponsored by the St. Paul Dispatch and St. Paul Pioneer Press.

25 years ago, June 29, 1995

(Photo) Reunion program master of ceremonies Ted Lundrigan injected a reflective moment into the festivities, displaying a steel Army helmet to honor veterans.

10 years ago, June 24, 2010

(Headline) School to break ground on district office

(Photo) Members of the Pine River Fire Department and their wives gathered Saturday night, June 12, to honor Dave Mongan and his wife, Wanda, for their 22 years of service to the fire department.

- 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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