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Pages from the Past - March 19

60 years ago, March 18, 1955

(Headline) Pine River firemen will sponsor donkey basketball at Armory March 30

Yesterday, the "wearin' of the Green" was celebrated here in many ways, with dancin' at the Legion Club, green ribbons, shamrocks, etc., but perhaps none so picturesquely portrayed the traditional Irish custom as F.R. Hughes, who once again strolled into the Lake Region Hotel wearing that green Katy, a green necktie resplendent with embroidered shamrocks and meerschaum pipes, and carryin' Begorrah, that "same old shillelagh."

50 years ago, March 19, 1965

(Headline) Father Dennis McEnery assumes duties of Catholic church here

(Advertisement) Turkey carving is an art. Any man can master it with the new electric slicing knife designed to make carving and slicing roasts and poultry easier, quicker and professional.

25 years ago, March 15, 1990

The public hearing scheduled for the March 13 Pine River council meeting concerning Paul's Fireplace Wood was cancelled indefinitely. However, Bill Sawyer of Sawyer Timber Co. of Backus met with the council to outline his proposal for acquisition of the former Durkee property.

A measure allowing Sunday liquor in Barclay Township passed by a 34-26 margin, as township voters went to the polls March 13.

10 years ago, March 17, 2005

(Headline) Foothills, Pillsbury state forests reclassified for OHV use

(Headline) Experiencing Honduras: Pine River resident's journal of 10 days on the mission field