Pages from the Past: Sept. 10, 2020

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60 years ago, Sept. 9, 1960

(Headline) Wayne DesHayes, Emily resident, died of gunshot wounds; services held Tues.

Sheriff's officers were called to Emily shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday along with the county coroner after DesHayes' body was found in the yard of a friend; a .308 caliber rifle was found near the body.

50 years ago, Sept. 10, 1970

Notices of Pine River School closings and other school emergencies will be broadcast again this year over WCCO Radio, KLIZ Radio and KNMT TV Walker.


25 years ago, Sept. 14, 1995

(Headline) Revitalizing 'Old Backus' is goal as Bunyan Trail blacktop arrives

(Headline) Doors close on Al's Bakery as Klockes move to Bueckers

(Headline) Window smashing spree halted by 911 call; Juvenile suspect: 'I just wanted to see if I could get away with it'.

10 years ago, Sept. 9, 2010

The Pine River Legion Rib Cook-off drew a large crowd Saturday as people gathered to taste ribs from a variety of competitors.

(Photo) Pictured are the new staff at Pine River-Backus Schools: Michael Dinnel, 5-7 grade social studies teacher; Jacob Mongan, dean of students; Lisa Toft, high school special education teacher; Nick Bunio, band director.

- 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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