20 years ago (1993)
(Adv.) “The New” Brainerd Golf Club! Come play our newly renovated course. Early Bird Special – tee off before 9 a.m.: 2 – 18-hole Green Fees and Power Cart – Weekdays $30, Weekends $49.99.
30 years ago (1983)
Petrice Dosh and Lisa Spreiter earned the only first-place finishes as Alexandria swamped Brainerd 103.5 to 66.5 in girls’ swimming. Dosh led diving with 171 points and Spreiter took the 100 backstroke in 1:09.56 for the Warriors.
40 years ago (1973)
(Photo) Russ Norberg, art teacher at Staples, gives a watercolor demonstration on the floor at Brainerd Community College during an art seminar of the Minn. Rural Artists Assn. Norberg had one of his paintings in the Northwestern Bell calendar last year.
60 years ago (1953)
(Adv.) Fall Decoration Sale! Glidden Duck Boat Paint – quart $1.57; Glidden House Paint – gal. $5.35; Wallpaper – Buy a single roll at regular price of 19 to 80 cents – get a second roll for 1 cent. Colorcraft Co. – 505 Washington Street.
80 years ago (1933)
Rallying to the cause and showing the way for other organizations in Crow Wing County, the Daggett Brook Ladies’ Aid today swelled the iron lung fund with a donation of $25. $562 of the needed $1,600 has been raised to help the 19-year-old polio victim.
100 years ago (1913)
William Murray was the object of an attempted holdup a mile west of Brainerd as he motored out of the city accompanied by his wife and son. The footpad pointed a rifle at him, but Murray turned on the juice and the car leaped away at high speed.