20 years ago (1980)
Faced with what it called "too many unanswered questions," the Brainerd School Board indefinitely postponed plans to start a proposed all-day alternate-day Kindergarten class.
30 years ago (1970)
A Hot Rod and Custom Car Show will be held at the Brainerd National Guard Armory tomorrow. The show will feature 20 of the top hot rods and custom cars in Minnesota.
40 years ago (1960)
An 11-year-old girl riding her bicycle on Front Street yesterday found a canvas bag containing $2,300 in cash and checks, the bank deposit of Earle Akre, owner of the Dutch Oven in Nisswa. Getting the money home to her mother was the first thing in Pauline Kucera's mind. Mrs. Raymond Kucera, 808 South 3rd Street immediately informed Akre of the find.
60 years ago (1940)
-- Dr. and Mrs. Melvin Carlson, 424 North 4th Street, are enjoying a trip to California, where they will attend the San Francisco Exposition.
-- John Chalberg, a member of the Washington High School faculty, left yesterday for the Cities, where he will attend summer school at the University of Minnesota.
80 years ago (1920)
-- Nels Johnson went to Hubert on Tuesday.
-- Mrs. Herbert Peterson went to Nisswa Tuesday afternoon.
-- Bad roads is checking tourist travel in Central and Northern Minnesota.
100 years ago (1900)
"Good-bye," said the pale, determined man, as his wife flung her arms about his neck and gave way to a flood of weeping.
"Do not go into unnecessary dangers," she said. "I know you will be brave and return with honors."
And he was gone. He was not off to war. No, he was a baseball umpire and he was leaving home for the opening game.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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