10 Years Ago, 2013
Pine City water rates will creep up a big higher in the first months of 2013, and may be raised again later this year. Pine City administrator, Holly Wilson, said prices would raise by $1 per 1,000 gallons. Water will be sold by loads per 1,000 gallons for $15, up from $12,50. Cemetery rates are also going up. At the regular January city council meeting, city council members also voted to raise the rates for grave openings and closings in 2013, Between May and October, grave openings went from $200 to $250.
Wolf hunt called success across county, state. Minnesota’s first wolf season came to an end on Jan. 3, and DNR officials are saying the hunt went well in Pine County and around the state.
First Light Health System is excited to announce that speech therapy services will now be offered in Pine City. Speech language pathologist evaluate an individuals ability to comprehend spoken and written language. They treat a variety of communication disorders including word finding difficulties, slurred speech and stuttering disorders.
25 Years Ago, 1998
Not just another education fad. Statewide standards of learning are here to stay. If we are unable to teach kids basic reading and math in 12 years, the public shouldn’t forgive us. Cheryl Ostrom of the Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning told Pine City teachers last week that Minnesota’s schools can guarantee that all students who graduate have the skills necessary to live and work in today’s world.
72 Pine City High School students age 17 or older took the opportunity to donate blood during a Red Cross Bloodmobile Drive especially for them. The St. Paul chapter of the American Red Cross came to Pine City to collect blood from the students, many of them first time donors.
50 Years Ago, 1973
Interesting statistics were released this week by the office of Case Nieboer, Clerk of Court, Pine County births and deaths for the past year. The statistics show that the total number of babies born to Pine County parents went down by 37 this past year and that the number of deaths increased by the same number, 37. There were 26 fewer marriage licenses issued than the previous year.
Brook Park: Another sorrow came to our community while the passing of Henry “Hank” Hippen. He served the public in the capacity of mayor, stopping only because of ill health.
75 Years Ago, 1948
J.J. Madden last week sold his seed house and business to Merle Hanson of Pine City, who will continue to operate the business with the same lines, adding a full line of feed. Mr. Hanson was formerly connected with the Fuller Brush Company and is quite well known here.
Brook Park: In spite of the severe cold last Wednesday evening, Jan. 21, a fairly good crowd attended the school carnival at the town hall. Mrs. Gruver reports the school cleared about $150 and they are very grateful and appreciative to all the merchants of Pine City, Hinckley, Mora and Brook Park for their kind and generous donations.
100 Years Ago, 1923
Pine City now has a first class toboggan slide with about a half mile run on the ice out on the lake, thanks to Dr. Olsen, chairman of the committee appointed at the last Pine City Development Association meeting to other interested hard-working citizens.
Lowest priced quality automobile. Every Chevrolet is fully equipped when sold. It has electric lights and starter, gasoline tank in the rear, demountable rims and extra rim and tire carrier, three speed transmissions and reverse, speedometer and all necessary indicators on the instrument board, curtains open with doors of open models; all closed models have high grade glass windows. There is nothing more to buy but the license. Cost of car $525.
125 Years Ago, 1898
A buckwheat party was given at the Kruse home on Monday evening, last. It was doubly entertaining because of the novelty theme.