November 11, 2023 at 10:42 a.m.

Looking Back - Do you remember when...



  Information for 100, 75, 50 and 25  year news briefs was researched and gathered by Renee Geving and Cec McKeig from Cass County newspaper archives at the Cass County Historical Society.    

100 Years Ago

November 16, 1923

   Playing a better brand of basketball, the Remer High School boys’ and girls’ teams captured both of the games played at the Walker Opera House last Friday night.

   The Boy River basketball team played Federal Dam at Boy River Monday night. The score was 30 to 28 in favor of Boy River.

   Chas. Wheeler has just finished his well which is 65 feet deep and one of the best wells in the county.

75 Years Ago

November 12, 1948

   Robert Beals hauled cement from town for his foundation for his house and barn at Blind Lake.

   Donald Johnson, county maintenance man for the Remer area was found unconscious in the cab of the grader on the Boy River road. He had been overcome by carbon monoxide gas.

   Mr. and Mrs. George Collier have purchased the Olaf Johnson store at Boy River. They formerly had a store at the 11-Mile Corner north of Remer. They also built the new grocery market in Remer, now owned by R.J. Horton.

50 Years Ago

November 16, 1973

   Square dance lessons are held every Tuesday night at the old school house building in Hackensack at 7:30 and are sponsored by the Sweetheart Swingers Club.

   Robert Francis Neururer, 67, passed away at his home in Federal Dam on November 7. He is survived by one son Robert C. of Federal Dam.

   John Blais arrived home Wednesday night for a visit with home folks. He had to leave his car which had gone in the ditch.

25 Years Ago

November 17, 1998 

  A 58-year-old Grand Rapids man spent the night in the woods near Remer when he fell from his 4-wheeler. The Cass County Mounted Posse found him Sunday morning.

   Vonnie’s Bottom Dollar is now Secondhand Bill’s Thrift Store. They are located next to Remer Spur.

   Knute B. Salvhus was born February 14, 1909 and died November 12th. He lived in Remer and worked for the US Forest Service in Walker.



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