Pages from the Past: Nov. 24, 2021

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

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60 years ago, Nov. 24, 1961

(Headline) New Pine River school to be dedicated here Sunday

(Headline) New gymnasium to be initiated with first basketball game tonight

50 years ago, Nov. 25, 1971

(Headline) Pine River firemen complete course in firemanship training


(Headline) Local school board reduces '72 tax levy

25 years ago, Nov. 28, 1996

(Photo) Destruction of a black southern church by a firebomb inspired Bruce Dixon, Backus, inset, to help the congregation rebuild.

Protecting "one of the most pristine ... water systems in the world" is the goal of the newly formed Pine River Watershed Protection Foundation, according to its chairman.

(Headline) Seven inducted into first PR-B Hall of Fame

10 years ago, Nov. 24, 2011

(Photo) Pictured are Matt Bradley and Jessie Sawyer, both Pine River-Backus graduates. Bradley witnessed Sawyer's Oct. 29 rollover accident, called 911 and comforted her until the ambulance arrived.

(Headline) Healthy Green Communities Partnership recounts accomplishments, sets goals for coming year


- 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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