20 years ago (1992)
Lakeshore property owners with glazed eyes converged on the courthouse; the problem was sticker shock from new property valuations. Gull Lake is at $650 a front foot, Gilbert $250, Whitefish $750, Round and Pelican $500. And valuations will be higher next year.
30 years ago (1982)
(Photo) Harvey Shew, who refers to himself as “an old traditionalist” in education, will retire July 1 as principal of Franklin Junior High School. Prior to becoming principal in 1967, Shew was a teacher, counselor and coach in a career spanning 40 years.
40 years ago (1972)
District Judge Gordon McRae has granted a temporary injunction which will prevent the fluoridation of Brainerd water at least until a trial is held early next fall. Fluoridation equipment has been installed but will not be turned on until a ruling from the trial.
60 years ago (1952)
Frank LeRoy Carlson, Washington High School senior, was one of six Upper Midwest students to gain the top six in the World Affairs contest in Minneapolis. Carlson, one of 50 finalists from a field of 10,000, will fly to Washington in June for the national contest.
80 years ago (1932)
The Brainerd Dispatch was the only newspaper here to carry information to citizens in this area of the discovery of the body of the kidnapped Lindbergh baby. A direct wire hookup to United Press brought the news and an “EXTRA” was on the streets in 20 minutes.
100 years ago (1912)
Mike Jenesky, of Virginia, inspected the Barrows town site today and the available lots. He will go into business in Barrows with a general merchandise store. He and his partner are merchants who will establish a Polish community there, having reserved 49 lots.