10 Years Ago, 2009
On Oct. 12, the No. 3-seeded Dragons fell to No. 2 Pequot Lakes, 5-2, in the team tennis tournament at Gold’s Gym in Sartell. Therefore, the team did not move on, but one individual, Shauna Jahnz, has more to play for. She was one of the bright spots of the day with a 6-2, 6-4 win. The others were Jamie Dickey and Brooke Olson, who won their second doubles match, 2-6, 6-1, 6-1. On Oct. 20, Jahnz will play at Hinckley and vie to be one of two to make a trip to the State Tournament. “Shauna has been playing tennis at a high level all year,” said coach Seth Sauter. “It truly is a joy to watch Shauna play tennis. She is a great athlete with a great attitude.”
At the annual Pine, Kanabec and Mille Lacs County Youth Leader Training Event on Oct. 15-16, young volunteers spent many hours bagging Thanksgiving food they had gathered from their local communities. All together the youth made nearly 50 Thanksgiving bags. They will distribute the meals to the local food shelves within their communities. “This was the second year we did the Thanksgiving food bags and once again it was a huge success,” said Lorelei Finley, Pine County 4-H program coordinator.
25 Years Ago, 1994
Mark Printing, Pine City’s newest business, is owned and operated by Kent and Darlene Larson. Kent brings to the business over 20 years experience in full service printing. The son of retired printer Clifford Larson, Kent is a former Pine Citian. He began Mark Printing in 1983 in Isanti, offering printing service for both commercial accounts and for individuals. Mark Printing in Pine City will hold its grand opening Oct. 27-28. It is located on the corner of 5th St. and 2nd Ave. in the former Bixby Bridal store.
Leadership in Educational Excellence awards went to four teachers from Pine City. Merrilee Eberhart, Julie Anderson, Lisa Nentl-Bloom and Doug Trampe were selected by local school district officials to receive the awards which come from the Central Minnesota Educational Cooperative Service Unit. The awards were presented at a recent banquet.
50 Years Ago, 1969
Though there is little interest in the Red Cross County Chapter, the six board members met and voted unanimously not to consider closing the chapter until local boys are home from Vietnam to keep a line open between them and home.
According to vital statistics released by the Department of Health, Pine County’s population is down 103, to 16,901 residents. Minnesota’s estimated population is 3,647,000.
There was standing room only at the first meeting of Parents Without Partners held in the social room of the Five County Mental Health Center at Braham on Oct. 22.
75 Years Ago, 1944
The purchase of milkweed floss gathered in Pine County the last six weeks is just about completed. When all bags are in, it is estimated we will have about enough floss to make 500 life belts.
There will be a Republican rally at the Hinckley High School auditorium on Nov. 3. Gov. Ed Thye and Harold Knutson will speak.
100 Years Ago, 1919
The raise in salary asked for by the teachers of the Pine County rural schools, while attending the teachers’ institute held at Hinckley last month, is still unsettled. The matter of gaining more pay to the teachers is up to the different school boards.
Thomas France and Florence Hady were wedded by Rev. Young of the Methodist Church at the home of the bride’s parents.
An increase in salary was granted for the clerk in the County School Superintendent’s office. The clerk has been receiving $35 per month but hereafter the salary will be $50 a month.
The Pine City Fuel and Ice Co. received a contract to furnish Hocking Valley lump coal for the courthouse at $8.50 per ton.
125 Years Ago, 1894
A representative of the Minneapolis Tribune was in this village on Monday of this week on business connected with that prosperous paper.
A team owned by Mr. Schufeldt of Stanchfield caused some excitement by running away on Monday evening of this week. They started from Berg & Ihle’s store and ran down Main Street and landed in a ditch in front of the German Lutheran Parsonage. The wagon was completely demolished but the horses were not hurt.
Some of the town people are beginning to discredit the report that there is to be plenty of work and big wages the coming winter when they are offered $12 a month in the woods.
Married– Louise Kick to Wm. Engler at the German Lutheran Church on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. C. Abel.
Born– To the wife of Frank Madden, on Thursday of this week, a girl weighing 10 lbs. Mother and child are doing well.