Pages from the Past: March 31, 2021

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

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60 years ago, March 31, 1961

Contrary to their usual procedure of extinguishing fires, members of the Pine River Fire Department chose to set one Wednesday evening in the village and did just as fine a job with their burning as they always do when they are called on to put one out.

Galen Filsmeyer and Steve Patton will sing and play guitars on the Slim Acres program on Saturday, noon, April 1 on Channel 7.

50 years ago, March 25, 1971

(Headline) Smith Hauling institutes change in garbage service


(Headline) Kevin Doty, Julie Bristow win Pine River School spelling contest

25 years ago, March 28, 1996

There are no plans to expand, but the Pine River-Backus School District may be hiring an architectural firm to help it use its existing space more effectively.

10 years ago, March 31, 2011

(Headline) CLC, PR-B partnership discussion moves forward: College classes offered in Pine River a possibility

Central Lakes Rotary Club has reached its goal of raising $10,000 in matching funds to buy playground equipment for the Pine River Dam Park.

(Headline) Bites Grill & Bar to open in mid-May

- 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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