20 years ago (1992)
John Beard, who teaches music in Brainerd and Little Falls, is the new music director of the Heartland Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra also announced they are searching for area musicians to join, especially those with skills in oboe, bassoon and strings.
30 years ago (1982)
(Photo) Brainerd Dispatch youth carriers and their families gathered at Lum Park for a get-acquainted picnic. About 30 carriers from the West District and 34 from the East District attended and, with their families, totaled some 250 in all.
40 years ago (1972)
(Photo) A 16 pound muskie and a 10.5 pound northern, held by Kevin Koep of Nisswa, were caught by his dad, Marv, while speed trolling at Leech Lake using Bomber lures on 12-pound test line. Says Marv, “We saw many muskies rolling that day.”
60 years ago (1952)
A new business is booming in Brainerd, with the patenting and manufacture of a lighter for pot-type oil burners. Andy Theisen used to be a serviceman and knew of the need. He got his patent on July 29 and the lighter is now being sold in Brainerd for $1.25.
80 years ago (1932)
(Adv.) Visit the Ford open-air salon. Under the city water tower on Aug. 22 and 23. You are cordially invited to view the new Ford V-8. All new Ford cars will be on display. Arrangements have been made for you to ride and drive if you wish. Mills Motor, Inc.
100 years ago (1912)
According to E. R. Hetting, manager of the Brainerd City Band, there will be no more summer concerts and the delightful melodies it made will be stilled. Subscriptions of $436 fell far short of the $800 needed to continue, and the band may disintegrate.