20 years ago (1992)
The nation’s oldest musical organization, the United States Marine Band, traces its roots to the Revolutionary War. It will appear at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Brainerd High School gymnasium. A few free tickets remain at the Brainerd Dispatch, sponsor of the event.
30 years ago (1982)
(Photo) Volunteer efforts this weekend made possible the collection of 14 cords of firewood for the homes of low-income seniors in the area. Pat Krueger of the Jaycees cuts logs to size while Pat Bock of Brainerd’s Army Reserve unit runs an endloader.
40 years ago (1972)
The law firm of Ryan, Ryan and Ebert, 217 S. 4th Street, Brainerd, announces that Max J. Ruttger III has joined the firm. Ruttger received his bachelor of arts degree from Yale College and his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
60 years ago (1952)
A 22-man Brainerd Junior College football team invaded South Dakota State’s field and fought their junior varsity to a standstill in the first half. But the Bunnies exploded in the second half to put the Raiders down to a 44-18 defeat. Injuries hurt Brainerd’s chances.
80 years ago (1932)
Marooned on Pelican Island in Leech Lake for three days and two nights by tempestuous waters churned to mountainous heights by high winds, five hunters, including S. H. Hickerson and sons Lester and Frank, navigated to safety this morning, hungry and bearded.
100 years ago (1912)
Schlange & Coleman are now producing cigars with two labels. The cigars are union made and the boxes containing them are union made. This shows the energy and progressiveness of the local cigar firm. Their best brands are Goodhead and Perfecto.