Pages from the Past: March 25, 2021

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

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60 years ago, March 24, 1961

(photo) Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McLean, well-known Pine River citizens, are shown with M.-Sgt. G. M. Ryle of Brainerd, who is presenting them with a certificate of appreciation for their interest in the recruiting program of the U.S. Air Force.

The Pine River Lanes ladies bowling team made a most creditable showing in competition with a number of teams at a tournament held at Cuyuna Range Bowling Lanes, at Crosby on March 4-5 and 18.

50 years ago, March 25, 1971

Doug and Dick Dabill, 9- and 6-year-old sons of M. and Mrs. Don Dabill, west of Pine River, emerged happily from a wintry ordeal experienced late Sunday afternoon and evening, when they were lost in the woods.


(Headline) Randy Smith named to all-conference basketball team

25 years ago, March 18, 1996

(Headline) Deep Portage owl, hawk release draws crowd of bird watchers

About 100 people gathered Saturday at Deep Portage to watch three of nature's most deadly hunters take flight.

10 years ago, March 24, 2010

(Headline) Action Entertainment's Doug Taylor works on murder mystery shows

(Headline) Backus OKs contracting with Pine River for police coverage

- 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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