20 years ago (1985)
Jenny Gross, 12-year old Brainerd girl, may flinch every time she sees candles for a while. Jenny, the daughter of Bob and Judy Gross, was tripped-up on the word "Candelabrum" and finished second in the statewide spelling contest.
30 years ago (1975)
National Volunteer Week was marked April 20-26 across the country and nowhere more appreciatively than at Brainerd State Hospital where some 3,000 and more hours are averaged monthly by over 300 volunteers.
40 years ago (1965)
The Brainerd Rotary Club decided at its meeting that it would launch a "paint up, clean up, fix up" campaign in Brainerd during the entire month of May. Les Hage is serving as general chairman of the event.
60 years ago (1945)
Dispatch Classified Section: Wanted: Used golf balls, suitable for reprocessing. $1.50 dozen. Ship American Express, C.O.D., Dave's Sport Store, 11309 So. Michigan, Chicago 28, Tel.
80 years ago (1925)
Every man expects to wake up some day and find himself famous. And as a rule, he really does get as far as the waking up part.
100 years ago (1905)
The Sisters of St. Joseph's Hospital are making preparations for their annual entertainment to be given this month sometime.
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