20 years ago (1981)
Sheila Smith of Brainerd was crowned Queen yesterday as part of the Brainerd Community College's 1981 Winter Wonderland Celebrations. Mike Erholtz of Brainerd is the new king..
30 years ago (1971)
The Legislative Building Commission comprised of members of both the House and the Senate, has approved $475,000 for a new building at Brainerd State Junior College and $166,000 for additions and remodeling at Brainerd State Hospital.
40 years ago (1961)
Crow Wing County would be included in a vastly changed Sixth Congressional District under Congressional reapportionment bills introduced in the State legislature.
60 years ago (1941)
In Miss Strachan's Senior English classes the students were asked to write a rhymed couplet. Here are a few of the best ones:
James Fall produced this:
"The child who studies alone day
will grow to be a man that's
Dorothy Engel produced this:
"Be thy own self and follow
each day's rule,
For then the world will soon
80 years ago (1921)
"I often wonder why Jenks is not more popular, for he's the politest man I know."
"That's just the trouble. He's so confoundedly polite he gives the impression that he wants to borrow money."
100 years ago (1901)
It is understood that a bill will be introduced in the Legislature providing that the sheriffs throughout the state shall hereafter receive a stated salary instead of fees as at present. The measure will not be a popular one with the sheriffs.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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