20 years ago (1984)
The Brainerd High School production of "Escurial," a tri-comedy set in Spain during the late 1500s, has earned a place in regional competition next Saturday.
30 years ago (1974)
Jackie Arvison participated in one of her first royal acts as Miss Brainerd 1974 this morning, as official ribbon-cutter for the opening of six new drive-in Lanes at the First National Bank of Brainerd.
40 years ago (1964)
Franklin Junior High School's eighth- and ninth-grade basketball teams marked up their sixth wins Thursday. Coach Jim Kuelb's eighth-graders winning 53-16 over Aitkin, and Coach Neal Moede's freshmen trampling the Aitkin freshmen 54-39.
60 years ago (1944)
Shipments of 10,000 cigarettes a month to the boys overseas in the air service are being made by Machinists Local No. 197.
80 years ago (1924)
Farmer, "Be this the Woman's Exchange?"
Farmer, "Be ye the woman?"
Farmer, "Well then. I think I'll keep Maggie."
100 years ago (1904)
I pay no taxes, I pay no rent, often busted, without a cent;
But a king among men, from disease I'm free.
It's better than wealth, Rockey Mountain Tea.
--Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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