20 years ago (1993)
The Nisswa Women’s Club recently honored three ladies who have each been members for 45 years: Clara Trask, Betty Quillen and Lillian Anderson. The club was established in 1920 with a membership of 14 ladies and now has a membership of 200.
30 years ago (1983)
Seeking an end to the forced fluoridation of its water supply, a Brainerd City Council committee outlined an alternate dental health plan it hopes will get approval of the governor and health commissioner. It involves an optional fluoride tablet program.
40 years ago (1973)
(Adv.) Harvest of Values! Pure Ground Beef – lb. 89 cents; Extra Lean Ground Beef – lb. $1.09; Lean Meaty Spare Ribs – lb. 69 cents; Golden Bananas – lb. 13 cents; Red Delicious Apples – 3 lb. bag 69 cents. Super Valu – Tyrol Hills and Brainerd Mall.
60 years ago (1953)
Verner Anderson, manager of the Civic Association, said that the Crow Wing County Blood Donors Club closed its membership drive Oct. 1st with 1,269 members. This went well beyond the goal set of 1,000 members, said Anderson.
80 years ago (1933)
Camp Ripley, the National Guard camp near Little Falls, once sold for as little as 3 or 4 cents an acre, according to letters and account books of David Fuller and Sam Abbe. In 1857 they bought the old Ft. Ripley reservation, the best land going for 25 cents an acre.
100 years ago (1913)
Forty thousand fans witnessed the first game of the World Series to see Philadelphia trounce the New York Giants 6 to 4. Albert “Chief” Bender, born in Brainerd, was on the mound for the Athletics. New York scored 3 in the 5th in a comeback effort.