20 years ago (1983)
A total of 502 students completed programs at Brainerd Area Vocational-Technical Institute last year with 89.7 percent of them employed.
30 years ago (1973)
Dean Trzpuc, head of the Brainerd Music Department met with school board members to outline recommendations for improvement of the program. Trzpuc recommended that all the instructors become full time and that eventually, a full-time elementary band director be hired.
40 years ago (1963)
Work will likely begin this spring on four new patient buildings at the Brainerd School and Hospital.
60 years ago (1943)
-- Miss Betty Sedlock left yesterday afternoon for Duluth to spend the weekend with friends.
-- Miss Peggy O'Brien and Miss Marilyn O'Brien left yesterday for Duluth to spend the weekend.
80 years ago (1923)
Joe "Bullet" Bush will arrive in Brainerd on the night train from St. Paul and it is fitting that our citizens meet and greet Brainerd's pitching ace and his accomplished wife when they arrive in our city tonight.
100 years ago (1903)
-- We understand there is to be a party at the Welsh home next Friday evening.
-- L.D. Arell has had a very bad spell of sickness but his many friends will be glad to hear that he is able to be out again.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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