20 years ago (1991)
Stefania Sepich never expected to see her 100th birthday. Now that it's here she isn't particularly excited. There will be a party for her at Bethany Good Samaritan Village where she has lived for three years, the result of a broken hip suffered while shopping.
30 years ago (1981)
(Photo) Col. Duane Kunde of Brainerd recently received the Minnesota Distinguished Service Medal from Major General James Sieben. The award honored his outstanding 38-year career with the National Guard, including service in WWII and Korea.
40 years ago (1971)
Two Brainerd Golden Glove boxers scored wins on a card held in Wadena. Mark Herron took a split decision over Mark Baron, Wadena, in the featured bout and Paul Streiff scored a unanimous decision over Tim Bayerl, Little Falls.
60 years ago (1951)
In the first match of the season for the Brainerd Rifle and Pistol Club, the local No. 1 team went down to a close, eight-point defeat to Deerwood. Cliff Newton led the winners with 379 of 400. Louie Favrou led Brainerd, shooting the night's high score of 384.
80 years ago (1931)
(Adv.) Free Theatre Tickets! Tickets to the Palace Theatre to readers and users of the Brainerd Dispatch Want Ads. Each day a name will be printed among the ads. If you see yours, clip it out and bring it to the Dispatch and we'll give you 2 tickets to the Palace.
100 years ago (1911)
“I wish those road fellows would let me give a speech about roads and streets in Brainerd,” said O. G. Graham, the water wagon man. “I drive over more ash piles in the streets of this city. Something should be done to stop using the streets as a dumping ground.