Pages from the Past: Feb. 16, 2022

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

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60 years ago, Feb. 16, 1962

(Headline) Tigers lose to Motley, win Backus game

(Headline) Many fish rescued

Fisheries supervisor Hjalmer Swenson reports that since last fall more than 400,000 game fish have been removed from shallow lakes deficient in oxygen and transferred to other lakes where they can survive.

50 years ago, Feb. 17, 1972

(Photo) The sweetheart ball was held at the high school Saturday, Feb. 12. Linda Anderson, chosen Sweetheart from the senior high, received a half dozen long stemmed red roses.

25 years ago, Feb. 20, 1997

(Headline) Area faces shortage of affordable housing


(Headline) Roof leaks concern of Crosslake City Council

Mayor Bob Scott remarked at the city council meeting of Feb. 10 that the roof of the new Emergency Center has been leaking for two years, since the building was moved into.

10 years ago, Feb. 16, 2012

(Photo) Josh Sweeny, seventh grade, spells a word at the Pine River-Backus Spelling Bee on Feb. 10.

(Headline) Cass County Board named final authority for Pine River Sanitary District

- Compiled by Travis Grimler, Staff Writer

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