20 years ago (1992)
Ski Gull workers are dreaming of a white Thanksgiving. The board has planned on a Dec. 5 opening but needs a real snow base before cranking up the snow-making machine. According to Tom Burton, president, they aren’t too optimistic of their chances.
30 years ago (1982)
Rumors that the S & L department store downtown is moving to the Brainerd Mall are only half true, since only half the store is actually going. Phil Riley, manager for the past seven years, says the downtown store closes Feb 1 but he doesn’t know what will move.
40 years ago (1972)
The debate over late activity buses came to an end last night when the school board voted to fund five such bus routes. The buses will run Monday through Thursday and cost $14,400. Rural students will pay 25 cents per ride and city students will pay 10 cents.
60 years ago (1952)
Red clad men by the hundreds invaded this city, enroute to their favorite deer camp. Restaurants were jammed. Up and down every street red caps, red coats and some in red head to foot could be seen. Hunters stopped at the court house to see about a license.
80 years ago (1932)
Funeral services were held Monday at the 1st Baptist Church for Washington Adair, a Civil War veteran. He was born in Pennsylvania and, when 12-years-old, he enlisted in Co. K, 42nd Regiment of Indiana. In 1897 he moved to the Brainerd area and farmed.
100 years ago (1912)
(Adv.) Tomorrow is pay day. As I am going west next month I must reduce stock, and am going to give people the benefit of cheap millinery. I am not giving stamps or any other bait, just millinery at absolute cost. Two hundred hats to pick from. Mrs. J.K. Pearce.