20 years ago (1980)
The Brainerd School Board bailed out a hard-pressed High School Choir by donating $7,975 to offset a last minute shortage of funds for the Choir's European concert tour next week.
30 years ago (1970)
Brainerd High School's first Mid-Minnesota Golf League Championship team: Leo Marchel Jr.; Rick Feriancek, Brad Knight, Bill Harris Jr., and Mike Spielmann. Coach is Vern Moore.
40 years ago (1960)
We salute Ed Gray. One of the best records in the history of Minnesota's Future Farmers Association activities is being rounded out here this spring by E.A. Gray, agricultural instructor at Washington High School since the Fall of 1945.
60 years ago (1940)
-- Earl Hardy of Minneapolis was a guest Wednesday of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Turcotte.
-- Gilbert Tuttle left today for Minneapolis to attend an Auditor's Convention. He is an employee of the First National Bank here.
80 years ago (1920)
Kids fishing on a raft at Boom Lake, party including Hilmer Hoff and two friends. A pickerel jumped on the raft and it was too much for Hoff, he fell into the lake.
100 years ago (1900)
Stranger: "I noticed your advertisement in the paper this morning for a man to retail imported canaries."
Proprietor of bird store: "Yes, sir. Are you looking for a job?"
Stranger: "Oh no, I merely had a curiosity to know how the canaries lost their tails."
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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