Years Ago: Cologne a cure for the common cold in 1894

Pine City history made!

Capturing the first-ever Conference Championship in volleyball for Pine City in 2009, the Dragon squad made it official on Monday night with a win over Braham. Front row: Kara Husnik, Haeley Braden, Jenna Williamson, Paige Pogones and Kim Shuey. Back row: Jenni Hussong, Emily Camp, Laura Linzmeier, Gretchen Linzmeier, Holly Staples, Kayla Pavelka, Andrea Wiener and Baylyn Pangerl.

10 Years Ago, 2009

Pine City Council Member Brian Scholin received the city’s third annual “Citizen Planner” award at the third-annual planning open house on Oct. 28. Scholin was honored by Mayor Jane Robbins for his commitment to planning for the City of Pine City and his contributions to the city’s comprehensive plan adopted in 1998 and municipal development ordinance (M.D.O.) adopted in 2006. Scholin’s leadership is recognized in the various committees he serves on: Ordinance/Policy Review, Insurance, Executive Committee, Net Plan Joint Powers Board and Library Board/Web Page.

25 Years Ago, 1994

Jamie Fedder placed 4th at State in tennis. She boasts a 31-8 record this year, playing a tough schedule, many ranked teams and top individuals, and is the only player in Pine City’s long and successful history to place at State in both singles (4th) and doubles (3rd). Her 106 career wins are the most ever by a girl for Pine City. “We are very proud to have had Jamie play for Pine City. She is a complete player and a terrific individual. Her drive and dedication have been a tremendous asset to a really wonderful young lady. The #1 singles position will be different next year and tough shoes to fill,” said coach John Eberhart.

The first official meeting of the newly named Pinewatana County Kids 4-H club was held Monday, Oct. 17. Officers elected were: President Faith Egerdahl, Vice President Melissa Dehkes, Secretary Gina Valvoda, Treasurer Chanda Kara and Reporter-Historian Dana Johnson. The club will meet the third Monday of the month. Meetings will be held at the Phil and Mary Egerdahl residence.

50 Years Ago, 1969

One of the bright and useful additions to the Pine City athletic field this year was the tower at the north end of the 50 yard line. Spectators appreciate the scoreboard that was placed on the face of the tower.

Obtaining the Great Northern Railroad depot in Askov as a museum and cultural center was listed as a major project of 1968-69 in the annual report of the Pine County Historical Society at its annual meeting. Jim Clark reported that the Minnesota Historical Society will arrange to participate in the dedication of the restored Connor’s Fur Trading Post to be completed next summer.

75 Years Ago, 1944

A War Production suspension order was issued against a Mora man, Compliance Commissioner Wilbur H. Cherry announced today. Without authorization from the WPB the man began and carried on construction of a building consisting of a combination dance hall, roller skating rink and tavern on property owned by him and located on the shores of Fish Lake. The estimated cost of this construction was $2,862.69, which exceeded the limit of $200.00 permitted by Conservation Order.

100 Years Ago, 1919

Harvey Reed of Hinckley made the county an offer of $45 per acre for approximately 200 acres of the county poor farm, presenting a check for $1,000 to bind the deal providing it was accepted by the board.

A party of three men from Hibbing, traveling in a Jordan sedan car, had a serious accident between Pine City and Rush City, on the Federal highway last Saturday evening when the car struck a rut in the road and upset. One of the men suffered severe injury to one of his legs from the glass, and the limb was nearly cut in two. He was rushed to Pine City and was taken to his home at Hibbing on the night train.

125 Years Ago, 1894

We are pleased to see that Tom Henderson is rapidly recovering the use of his hand which was so badly burned in the great fire near Sandstone.

One of the lowest, meanest tricks that was ever perpetrated by a sore hear or an opposing candidate is being carried on throughout the county at the present, by tearing down a candidate’s card and putting his favorite’s card in its place. We do not speak of anybody in particular as we do not know who did it but somebody did it and that somebody is a mean, contemptible sneak.

A short time ago a physician recommended that cologne water be inhaled through the nose and mouth for curing short colds in the head and chest. Fifty drops on a handkerchief inhaled four or five times a day is said to have a good effect.

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