20 years ago (1980)
Because West Washington is considered an especially hazardous stretch of highway, the city of Brainerd is about to get a federal windfall. The improvement project from the Mississippi River bridge to the city limits at West 8th Street will qualify for Federal Hazard Elimination Funds.
30 years ago (1970)
Brainerd area residents will receive their census blanks in the mail. But they are to fill them in and hold them until a census taker calls at their homes.
40 years ago (1960)
Curtis Hansen, Washington High School Choir Director, was elected National Vice President of the American Choral Directors Association at Atlantic City, N.J. yesterday.
60 years ago (1940)
Club LaGuyal, next Wednesday evening will be the scene of a class reunion for members of the Washington High School Class '39. Members of the ticket committee are Miss Helen Fox, Miss Elizabeth Hoffman, Robert Hoffman and Frank Little.
80 years ago (1920)
-- "But didn't you get off once before to attend your grandmother's funeral?"
"Yes, sir, she came near being buried alive that time, sir."
-- "Do you suppose any tax is popular?"
"Sure, a tax on luxuries is always popular with people who haven't any."
100 years ago (1900)
A.F. Ferris of Brainerd, will be elected by acclamation as one of the district delegates to the National Republican Convention, and a good man will thus be complimented.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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