Pages from the Past: June 8, 2022

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

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60 years ago, June 8, 1962

There will be a special farewell program Sunday evening, June 10th, at 8:00 o'clock at the Lakeside Baptist Church for Rev. and Mrs. Marlowe Reinholdt and family.

A pile of rubble is all that remains of what was formerly the Spotlite Club in Nisswa, as workmen tore down the building that had been purchased by John Grgurich of Crosby.

50 years ago, June 8, 1972

(Headline) Welding operation starts fire at Rowell Wood Products Tues.


Pine River firemen were called about 11:45 Tuesday morning to Rowell's Wood Products where a fire was in progress in the sawdust pile.

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25 years ago, June 12, 1997

Jim Wolf, administrator of the Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River, announced his resignation this week.

(Headline) Jim's Off-Sale opens at last after long wait: Backus liquor business expects to flourish despite local competitors

10 years ago, June 14, 2012

(Photo) Construction workers with Thelen Heating & Roofing remove rock from the roof over Pine River-Backus High School on June 7.

(Headline) Woodland Bank-Jenkins now First National Bank


- 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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