Kim David

10 Years Ago, 2010

A break-in at the American Legion on April 18 is the latest in a string of  burglaries hitting local drinking establishments. Since mid-March, the Beroun Saloon, Time Out in Rock Creek, the Pokegama Lake Supper Club and the Pine City American legion have all been broken into – and the thieves seem to be using the same kinds of methods to get what they’re after.

Thanks to the warm, dry weather several local farmers, including Tom Hansen, are already getting their fields ready for the growing season ahead.

Ten-year-old Jonah Bergstrom of Pine City skated out to center ice at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul as the flag bearer for the Minnesota Wild for this home game, and led the crowd of 18,000 in cheering on the Wild. His family is certain this is a day Jonah will never forget.

Laura Kotsmith, an art teacher at Pine City High School and potter, admired Barb Dreyer’s work at Dreyer’s opening at Pine Center for the Arts. Dreyer, who lives and works in the Grasston area, works in stoneware and porcelain and uses native plants from the woods and fields around her home to imprint the clay to create unique pieces.

25 Years Ago, 1995

Mary Sauser characterizes herself as having been naive to the ways of the teaching world during her first year as a teacher at Pine City High School. “At the end of the year,” recalled Sauser, “my roommate told me, ‘Wow! I never thought you’d make it!’ But she made it through that year and 14 more and this year has been named Pine City Teacher of the Year.

It was a little chilly for baseball on Monday, but the Dragons put on a fine showing with an 8-2 victory over Isle. The win brings their record to 1-1 this year.

50 Years Ago, 1970

Two teenage boys turned up safe at their homes in Minneapolis Tuesday evening of last week, but only after a full scale search had been organized when it was thought both were lost and possibly drowned while canoeing down the Snake River east of Pine City.

Congressional efforts will begin this week to add Minnesota’s 53 mile long Kettle River to the national wild, scenic and recreational river system.

Mr. and Mrs. David Nicoll of Pine City wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shirley, to Larry Stransky, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stransky of Henriette. An August wedding is being planned.

75 Years Ago, 1945

Jean Buselmeier, valedictorian of the graduating class of Pine City High School, has been given the Sixth Annual Award of The Readers Digest Association for students, who by their successful school work, give promise of attaining leadership in the community.

Now appearing at the Family Theatre, “Mrs. Parkington.” It’s lusty, gusty and glorious! Starring Greer Garson and Walter Pigeon. This issue of the newsreel is devoted entirely to the life of F.D. Roosevelt.

100 Years Ago, 1920

W.A. Sauser has a crew at work remodeling the store. They will tear out the partition between the room he now occupies and the one formerly occupied by the Stacke Jewelry store, which he recently purchased. This will give him a big increase in floor space.

Harold Buzzard and Howard Wentworth arrived last Friday on the train. Harold went down to Iowa for his car but only got as far as Cedar Rapids on the trip back, owing the bad condition of the roads. Mr. Wentworth expects to remain until the roads are passable so that he can get back to Iowa in his car.

125 Years Ago, 1895

NOTICE: All farmers having teams belonging to W. M. O’Brien are requested to wash and oil the harnesses used by them during the summer, before returning in the fall. This is little enough for the use of the team.

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