Pages from the Past: Nov. 7, 2019

60 years ago, Nov. 6, 1959

(Headline) Mr. and Mrs. Harry A.C. Olson are now owners of coffee shop

Pine River will have another new business that will open in the spring. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sturmer, formerly of Rush City, have purchased property along Highway 371 and expect to begin construction this fall of a brand new building that will house the popular Dairy Queen store.

50 years ago, Nov. 6, 1969

Pine River residents who viewed the “Tonight Show” on Monday evening had a chance to see Jerome (Butch) Behme, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Behme of this city, who was in the audience.


The Weather Bureau honored three Cass County men Friday for their part in warning residents Aug. 6 of the tornadoes that moved into the county. A public service award was given to John Rohr, Pine River, the county civil defense director.

25 years ago, Nov. 3, 1994

Heidi Schrupp, a Backus Girl Scout, has won top honors in a council-wide competition to design posters for the national 1996 Girl Scout calendar.

(Headline) Sunday liquor on PR ballot

(Ad) Re-elect Sharon K. Anderson, Cass County auditor

10 years ago, Nov. 5, 2009

For Spc. DV Pat Hoffman, Army enlistment meant time away from his loved ones and missing his daughter Tayler’s birth, but it also meant witnessing positive changes during a 14-month tour in Iraq.

(Headline) Mike Clayton is new accountant in Pine River


- 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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