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75 years ago, April 21, 1938 From the Pine River Journal A two-story and basement, concrete brick and tile school addition, together with remodeling work in the present building, at an estimated cost of $30,000 was started by WPA at Longville on Wednesday of last week. The dance sponsored by the Oddfellow Lodge, held at the Armory Tuesday evening, was a huge success both financially and socially. One of the largest dance crowds in some time was present. There were between four and five hundred people present.
Alicia Borman of Moments Treasured Photography is moving up in life. What originally began as a hobby run out of a space in her parents’ home is now moving from a rental space in Jenkins to a property she will own. Borman is a Pine River-Backus graduate whose interest in photography began with senior pictures of friends and families. “I started photographing all my friends’ senior pictures, and then my sister, who is a year younger than me, I did all her friends’ senior pictures,” she said.
In the April 4 Pine River Journal, the story “Backus City Council plans end to its water plant woes” said the Lakeside Baptist Church was responsible for and would be charged for a ruptured water main. The water main was on property belonging to the Pine Mountain Gospel Church and therefore is that church’s responsibility. Also in the April 4 Journal a photo on page 7 said, “Carol Norman takes photos with children from Compassion International.” The woman pictured is Marcy Miller. The Journal regrets the errors.
A Pequot Lakes man suffered second-degree burns to his hands when a fire started in the kitchen of his Pequot Lakes home Monday, April 8, totaling one apartment and leaving another with water damage. Pequot Lakes Fire Chief Tom Nelson said the cause of fire was accidental. The fire started at 2:30 a.m. when the renter of one upper level apartment, Richard Aase, briefly left his cooking unattended, Nelson said. Aase attempted to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher and sustained second-degree burns to his hands.
The Jenkins City Council on Monday, April 8, began discussion that could result in amendment or withdrawal of a lodging tax ordinance within the city. The city currently has a 1 percent lodging tax in place. The money from this tax is raised through customers at the AmericInn and other lodging establishments. The money is currently paid to Ideal Township, which takes 5 percent and then pays the rest to the Whitefish Area Lodging Association (WALA).
If you could save someone from injury, or even death, by speaking up, would you hesitate? What if, by speaking up, you risked consequences that included losing friends, losing a parent’s trust, being looked down on by your community, or even legal ramifications? Would you still speak up? That is one risk a group of students from Pine River-Backus High School took in spite of the fact that in speaking out, some of them were admitting to using drugs at one time.
Wednesday and Thursday of every week I have a regular habit of looking up stories at pineandlakes.com. When we lay out the newspapers on Tuesdays I usually keep an eye out and choose which stories I will be looking at online. Sometimes I start checking before they are even posted online, but I keep checking feverishly until they are there. This might be strange, considering I write at least a couple of the stories. I mean, what could I be looking for?
Students in Allison Reigel and Cassandra Amsden’s first-grade class used their monthly Skype session with Lt. Cmdr. Amy Lindahl as a supplement to their lessons on deserts. Lindahl and her roommate also modeled and answered questions about combat gear. “I thought it was fun because we got to see their gear,” said first-grader Aubrey Larsen.
The Backus City Council on Monday, April 1, regretfully accepted the resignation of council member James Thomas effective immediately. Thomas is moving out of state. Thomas served on the council for two years and four months. The council declared a vacancy. Interested parties should stop at city hall for information and to apply. The council will require a background check. In other business Monday, the council:
This past winter, various devices failed at Backus’ water plant, located near the water tower. To remedy these problems, the Backus City Council on Monday, April 1, decided to replace the deteriorating control system in the water plant and begin planning for renovations.