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100 years of Brainerd Dispatch Headlines from today's date.

FEBRUARY 26 20 years ago (1992) John Ward, a Franklin Junior High School special education teacher who is himself handicapped, was named Brainerd teacher of the year.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 3:58pm

FEBRUARY 24 20 years ago (1992) Warrior senior Kirk Hayes won his second Section 8AA wrestling title and Jake Jensen finished second to head to the state tournament. Hayes has a 23-2 record at 140-pounds.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 10:53pm

FEBRYARY 23 20 years ago (1992) At the turn of the new year, Jack Ruttger turned over operations of Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge & Conference Center to his son Chris.

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 8:40pm

FEBRUARY 22 20 years ago (1992) Three one-hundredths of a second is comparable to the length of a hangnail, said Warrior swim coach Joe Vrudny. That's the distance and time by which Lance Hoff finished 2nd in the state 50 free swim finals.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 6:22pm

FEBRUARY 21 20 years ago (1992) The Warrior girls, ranked 7th in Class AA, managed a 64-42 conference win over Rocori despite some ragged play, improving to 18-1.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 5:32pm

FEBRUARY 20 20 years ago (1992) (Photo) Chuck Pearson, executive chef for the Holiday Inn, will be one of the many sweet tooth experts to donate their wares to the Chocolate Lovers Extravaganza this Sunday.

Sun, 02/19/2012 - 4:44pm

FEBRUARY 19 20 years ago (1992) Crow Wing county personnel coordinator Sig Stier confirmed that complaints have been filed for a man once again using the women's restroom at the court house.

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 8:47pm

FEBRUARY 17 20 years ago (1992) The Brainerd High School Mock Trial Team is 3-0 so far this season. Shown are adviser Doug Johnson, mock trial coach May Gandrud Aakhus and team members Tracy Hoffman, Ryan Foss, LeAnne Bartishofski and Kara Kirkeby.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 5:24pm

FEBRUARY 16 20 years ago (1992) Brainerd senior Lance Hoff won the 50 and 100-yard free races at the Section 8 swim meet at Grand Forks, both in meet-record time. He successfully defended his 50 free title in 21.30 seconds and won the 100 free in 47.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 11:34pm

FEBRUARY 15 20 years ago (1992) The Potlatch Foundation awarded a donation of $8,000 to the Paul Bunyan Arboretum, accepted by director Dick Beal, Kim Klein and Wayne Damerow.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 5:24pm