Pages from the Past: May 19, 2021

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

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60 years ago, May 19, 1961

(Headline) Ground breaking ceremonies observed Sun. at Good Samaritan Home

50 years ago, May 20, 1971

Herman Weiss, incumbent, and Archie Shamp won posts on the board of Independent School District 117, in the election held Tuesday at the Pine River School.

DFL State Representative Bill Walker, of Pine River, today expressed reservation about zoo proposals now before the legislature.


25 years ago, May 16, 1996

(Headline) Good Sam looks to buy part of park

Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center is again looking to get bigger. There is one major problem, however - there's no place to go.

10 years ago, May 19, 2011

(Photo) Diane Johnson is this year's Pine River Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award winner.

(Headline) Depot interior work underway, should be completed by Summerfest

- 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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