20 years ago (1983)
Nina Borgwarth, Brainerd High School's state champion hurdler went on to set a new South Region 8AA Tournament record in the 100-meters of 14.34 seconds and also won the 200-meter hurdles in 28.9.
30 years ago (1973)
The graduation of the Brainerd High School Class of 1973 will be held in the school gymnasium starting at 8:15 p.m.. Thursday. The speaker for the evening is Fred Casey, assistant county attorney. It is a change from graduation programs of recent years when the students were the speakers.
40 years ago (1963)
Northern Pacific Railway, in 1963, is spending approximately $11,424,000 for new freight cars. Freight cars built and scheduled to be built at the company's shops in Brainerd will total 561 cars at a cost of approximately $6,000,000.
60 years ago (1943)
The annual maintenance fund appeal of the Salvation Army in Brainerd for a quota of $3,000 will be launched June 8, under the direction of C.R. Gorham, general campaign chairman. Mr. Gorham is manager of Nash Finch Co.
80 years ago (1923)
-- Don't sew the flag on a sofa pillow.
-- Don't use it as a silk handkerchief.
-- Don't use it in any form of advertising.
-- Don't let it drag in the dust.
-- Don't use the flag as a tablecloth.
100 years ago (1903)
"I feel happy today," said the club woman. "I haven't a thing in the world to do, not a club to attend. I'm going to clean house and have a good time."
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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