Pages from the Past: Sept. 17, 2020

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60 years ago, Sept. 16, 1960

(Headline) Broken water main Thursday causes residence water shortage

Pine River resident and business places were without water facilities yesterday (Thursday) due to a break in the water main.

50 years ago, Sept. 17, 1970

(Headline) Annual Fall Festival Saturday in Pine River


The Durkee Manufacturing Company here was struck at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon, September 14, by members of Local 951 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.

25 years ago, Sept. 21, 1995

(Photo) A mess of junk, refuse, debris and scrap iron were dredged from the Pine River during a recent Boy Scout river clean-up campaign. Pine River Scout Hans Rinke, pictured here with the pile of collected stuff, coordinated the clean-up as part of his Eagle Scout requirement.

Water World sells, services pools, spas.: Growth in health spa industry prompts couple to open new business in Backus.

10 years ago, Sept. 16, 2010

(Photo) Cindy Stiller (left) and her longtime friend and business associate, Dixie Jansa, work throughout the year to create jewelry to sell at craft shows for Stiller's business, Jenkins Gems.

- 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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