10 Years Ago, 2010

Baseball, America’s favorite past time, has been in the forefront of dreams for many little boys.  A boy in Pine City is making an early start to the career he feels is his dream. Drew Steele, son of Jeff and Karen Steele of Pine City, is an 11-year-old, fifth grader at Pine City Elementary School. A lifelong baseball fan, Drew is an avid listener of ESPN and is a book of knowledge when it comes to baseball. What is Drew doing that is a jump start to his dream? “I’m a kid reporter for a baseball show with kids on it called ‘Kid Pitch,’” Drew said. Kid Pitch is a program linked with Fox Sports News that allows young kids from around the country to be commentators with baseball greats and to choose their favorite teams to represent.

Cargill Kitchen Solutions made a recent donation to Ruby’s Pantry of $25,000. Ruby’s Pantry is in its seventh year of serving 20 rural communities. They cover 16 underserved counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin, distributing food to 4,000-5,000 families per month.


25 Years Ago, 1995

Pine City School Board incumbents Paul Janssen and Dick Lindig lost their seats in the Tuesday, May 16 election. School district voters chose Bonnie Menigo, with 448 votes, and Nancy Mach, with 405 votes, as the new school board members.

Sheri Shoberg has been selected HealthEast Bethesda Lutheran Care Center’s “One of Our Best” for April. She has worked as an R.N. at the care center since May 1993. Her co-workers say she goes above and beyond her expected job responsibilities to meet others’ needs, and she is fair to her coworkers. She is also known for going out of her way to make sure the residents are comfortable and in good care. Shoberg is a 1988 graduate of Pine City High School and a 1992 graduate of Winona State University.

50 Years Ago, 1970

The Rural School Restoration association is now negotiating for the purchase of the school house in former District 69, presently owned by Albert Wanous. At the last meeting of the village council approval was given to the placing of the building on village property behind Holstein Brothers Electric service. It is felt it should prove a good site since picnic tables and restrooms are already maintained there by the Lions Club.

75 Years Ago, 1945

Approximately 54 children from surrounding counties received medical examinations and advice at the Clinic for Crippled Children held at Moose Lake on Saturday.

The midnight curfew has been lifted as of Wednesday May 9th at eleven o’clock a.m. Thanks to all employers who have cooperated in this particular way of assistance to the war effort. 

This week at the Family Theatre, the dramatic thriller, “Hangover Square” crime’s most shocking story...the dramatic revelation of a man’s fury unleashed by a woman’s scorn.

100 Years Ago, 1920

Wm. Challeen and Clark Pennington will give a dance in the Armory Saturday evening May 22. Yotti’s orchestra has been engaged for the evening and those who have danced to his music claim it is first class.

BEROUN: The directors of the proposed cooperative creamery held a meeting in the bank last Saturday, and decided to send out a man to sell the balance of the stock for the new concern. About 65 shares have been sold up to date and they expect to close the deal for the purchase of the creamery as soon as 100 shares have been sold.

125 Years Ago, 1895

There is no spot in the state of Minnesota better suited for the location of the fourth asylum for the insane of the State of Minnesota, than at Pine City, on the shores of Cross Lake. Perfect drainage could be had, the finest and most healthful drinking water, unlimited water power for electric lights, baths, cooking and everything needed, besides being located half way between St. Paul, Minneapolis, Stillwater and Duluth, within two hours easy ride of any of these places, and there are many other advantages which Pine City can offer, and the asylum should be located in this part of the state.

Frost did considerable damage in this vicinity Saturday and Sunday nights.

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