20 years ago (1993)
Actual lightning didn’t strike the Bemidji-Brainerd football opener this year like it did in 1992. This year the Warriors struck with lightning-like ferocity in a 49-6 win over the Lumberjacks here. Brainerd hung up 36 points and 233 yards in the first half alone.
30 years ago (1983)
The dedication of the Crow Wing County Historical Society Museum will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. – public welcome. Nina Archabal of the Minn. Historical Society will be the speaker. Work to renovate the old jail into the museum began in 1979.
40 years ago (1973)
The city council’s call for bids to restore the historic water tower went unanswered, as the city engineer said no bids were received. Earlier bids had been turned down at the July 16 meeting when they surpassed the engineer’s original $70,000 estimate.
60 years ago (1953)
A total of 286 girls enjoyed a camping period at Camp Vanasek, the Camp Fire Girls facility on Whipple Lake, this year, according to a report to the Lions Club by Mrs. Paul Read. Walt Doran, Lions president, said a broom sale will be held, with proceeds to the camp.
80 years ago (1933)
More than 6,000 boys and girls in the county – 2,300 in Brainerd alone – today trooped back to school in 82 schools in the county. Only 15 rural schools remain to open in early October. The total will be 7,000 students, the largest enrollment in history.
100 years ago (1913)
When it comes to catching fugitives, the sheriff’s office beat out the police last night. Given word that a Greek was coming from Jamestown, N.D., charged with attempted murder, Deputy Theorin had him in jail before the police started searching.