20 years ago (1984)
Gregory Park will display brighter colors and new concepts this spring in recreation for children of all ages. A new playground system with colorful wall structures supporting slides, ladders and decks will be set up.
30 years ago (1974)
An interesting possibility to beat the energy crunch in this resort area was raised at a Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting this week. Discussed was the possibility of using special trains or buses to bring tourists from the metropolitan areas to the Brainerd resort area.
40 years ago (1964)
Cox's Retail Bakery specials: Hot Bread 6 for $1, Glazed Donuts 20 doz, Sliced Bread 5 loaves 95, Large Angel Food Cake 49.
60 years ago (1944)
Jokes by Twila Harris from Washington High School:
Twila, "What's the difference between a dog, a tree, and a river?
Victim, "I don't know."
Twila, "A dog barks and a tree has bark."
Victim, "What about the river?"
Twila, "That's where I catch all my suckers."
80 years ago (1924)
Model Meat Market Friday Specials: Halibut 30 lb., Silver Salmon 25 lb., Walleyed Pike 10 lb., Fresh Cod Fish 22 lb., Bacon 20 lb., Cured Ham 20 lb.
100 years ago (1904)
Special for Saturday: Good Dairy Butter 20 lb., Oranges and Navals 12 doz., Cabbage, new 3 lb., Pork-fresh 10 lb., tomatoes 3 lb. can 10. L. J. Cale, Front & 7th Streets.
--Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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