Pages from the Past: March 18, 2021

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

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60 years ago, March 17, 1961

(Headline) Don Smith Jr. on new aircraft carrier

Donald H. Smith Jr., photographer's mate, 3rd class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Smith of Pine River, is shown on board the new U.S. Navy Super Carrier Kitty Hawk.

(Headline) Mr. A.O. Wilson killed in tractor accident Monday at his farm

50 years ago, March 18, 1971


(Headline) Pine River, Chile form firemen's brotherhood

The Volunteer Firemen Brotherhood, planned and initiated last summer as a modest goodwill gesture between the firemen of Pine River and the picturesque firemen of Chile's port city district of San Antonio, has developed this winter to a full scale international organization with a steadily widening base of interest and activity.

10 years ago, March 17, 2011

The final four of 22 brass memorial plates for area deceased veterans have been distributed, according to Jack Schmidt of Pequot Lakes. Schmidt was contacted by family and friends of the four individuals after a story was recently printed in the Lake Country Echo and Pine River Journal on March 3.

- 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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