Pages from the Past: June 9, 2021

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

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60 years ago, June 9, 1961

(Headline) Mildred school building broken into last week

Peterson Plumbing and Heating Company of Pine River was the low bidder on both the general construction and the plumbing and ventilation bids on the Pine River Elementary School building. Their bid was $12,799.60. This figure included removing the present gym floor and replacing it with a cement slab and asphalt tile.

50 years ago, June 10, 1971

(Headline) 76 seniors graduate here in Friday eve exercises


(Headline) Chamber recommends parking hours

25 years ago, June 13, 1996

(Photo) Logs are stacked and awaiting construction to begin on the new supper club planned for Wilson Township. Dale Weiss, of Pine River, is building the project, which will be located just south of Pine River on the west side of Highway 371.

(Photo) Bruce Dixon and Don Peterson inspect Dixon's collection of spearfishing decoys. Peterson is writing a book on contemporary spearfishing decoy carvers of Minnesota, and Dixon, a Backus resident, will be featured in the book.

10 years ago, June 9, 2011

(Headline) Jr's No. 19 family opens new BBQ restaurant

(Photo) Betty and Jack Thomas, owners of Mann Lake Ltd., are organizing an effort to raise funds to build an animal shelter in Cass County.

- 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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