10 Years Ago, 2010
Andrew Clementson, sixth grader at Pine City Elementary, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2010 Minnesota Geographic Bee in St. Cloud. Andrew is the son of Terry and Jessica Clementson. James Pixley, the first student, participated at the state bee last year as a sixth grader.
The Pine County Dairy Association’s Little Miss Dairy Princesses include Jocelyn Bork, Audrey Harris, Leah Nelson, JayLynn Peterson, Amanda Sadler and Grace Watrin. Victoria Westman is the Pine County Senior Dairy Princess. Chosen as Junior Dairy Princess was Kayti Jo Lyseth with first runner-up Julia Westman. Junior Ambassadors are Caitlin Westman and Shelby Harris.
25 Years Ago, 1995
The Muscular Dystrophy Lockup at Car City netted $6,888 to assist the Northland Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Christopher Hanson raised $550 followed by Richard Stephens with $504; Steve Odegard, $495; Tom Gahler, $475; Roger Larson, $405; Tammy Lindquist, $402; Bill Nelson, $400; Steve Hacken, $330; Yvonne Louden, $300 and Ed Palmer, $245.
50 Years Ago, 1970
A group of citizens have gathered to form a society to preserve at least one rural school building, suggesting one as use for a historical museum.
Daniel Montague, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Montague of rural Hinckley has been named the recipient of the Grand Lodge of Masons of Pine City scholarship, and one for the recipients of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota scholarship.
The annual meeting of the Pine City Volunteer Fire Department was held last week with John Skluzacek being elected fire chief.
75 Years Ago, 1945
Verna May Sherman of Brook Park, has been appointed a Second Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps and will report for duty at Camp Carson, Colorado for the necessary period of training.
Pine City Dragons annexed the District 25 title by defeating Lindstrom-Center City High School 40-25.
100 Years Ago, 1920
R.P. Allen is in receipt of a letter from S.F. Kerfoot, president of Hamline University, thanking the association for the offer of a site for the university, but states the location committee has recommended the university be kept in the vicinity of the Twin Cities.
O.H. Ingram has moved his family and the employees of the hotel into the old Glenville house, which he purchased last fall. This gives a number of additional rooms for use in the hotel, which were badly needed as the hotel is full most of the time.
125 Years Ago, 1895
We understand that A.E.Webster has about closed a deal for a steam launch that will carry about 30 passengers.
Two new settlers that are about to locate on land at Brown’s Hill were there is already upwards of 20 families located. In the course of another month, 15 more Scandinavians will be here to help swell the number of that fast developing country. As we have not yet named our town we shall not give any name, but town 39 range 20 in Pine County. We are starting our settlement on the east side of Bear Creek, well divided between farming and meadow land.