Pages from the Past: Sept. 8, 2022

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

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60 years ago, Sept. 7, 1962

A veritable epidemic of bad checks throughout the Pine River area was brought to a standstill Friday, with the apprehension of Raymond Holetzke, age 46, of Nisswa, when he attempted to pass another one in Brainerd.

Today and tomorrow, Friday and Saturday, mark the grand opening of the local Coast to Coast Store, purchased recently by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Farnam, and remodeled to make more display space.

Harold Rice, about 24, residing north of Pine River, lost his left hand when an old muzzle loader he was firing on Sunday exploded.

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50 years ago, Sept. 7, 1972


(Headline) Sharon Roubal enlists in Army

St. John's University announced it will grant a tuitional scholarship to Fredrich E. Soukup, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Soukup of Backus.

25 years ago, Sept. 5, 1997

(Headline) Realtors pitch in to paint home of 97-year-old Hackensack resident

(Headline) Feathered friends find help at Whispering Pines: Employees at the Pine River care center weren't too busy early one morning last week to rescue a sea gull seeking medical attention

10 years ago, Sept. 6, 2012

(Headline) PR-B scores higher in state's Multiple Measurement Ratings

(Photo) Longtime friends Jeanette Wolmutt, left, and Michelle Holden started kayaking the Mississippi together in 2006.


- 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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