Pages from the Past: June 29, 2022

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

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60 years ago, June 29, 1962

(Headline) Mayor John Rohr ill in hospital following heart attack

Automobiles driven by Sue Sherwood, of Pine River, and Gary Johnson, of Backus, were involved in a minor collision on Tuesday evening about 6 p.m. at the corner of the Clark Amy residence, south of the Lutheran church.

50 years ago, June 29, 1972

(Headline) Minnesota's duck population shows a 20% decline


(Headline) 13th annual Pine Beach Art Festival has record entries

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25 years ago, June 26, 1997

(Photo) Third grader Kayla Hamilton and fourth grader Maggie Hamilton show the ribbons they earned for participating in the Fun Run during the last week of school at Backus Elementary School.

A company is criticizing the Pine River Area Sanitary District for choosing a more expensive bid for equipment on the $4 million treatment plant project. The sewer district defends its decision by saying cheaper isn't always better.

10 years ago, June 28, 2012

Pine River police officer Shawn Birr received the Lou Jeska Steward Award from Law Enforcement Labor Services on Saturday, June 9.

- 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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