20 years ago (1987)
The Brainerd High School Class of 1937 will have its 50th class reunion at Madden's on Gull Lake July 8. Dinner is 6:30 p.m. and dancing to the "The Memories" band from 9 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
30 years ago (1977)
Brad Vold of Brainerd finished in the top 1 percent of the children who completed the 1977 Multiple Sclerosis read-a-thon. Vold, a student at Franklin Junior High School, read 14 books and raised $125.30 for the benefit. More than 10,000 students completed the program.
40 years ago (1967)
Brainerd's new Gregory Park Rainbow Fountain is to be unveiled this weekend. The fountain will send streams of water shooting up to 30 feet in the air. In the evening the water will be illuminated by colored lights.
60 years ago (1947)
Sweet juicy watermelons, 4.5 lb.
Cantaloupe, 18 each.
Sugar, 10 pounds, 98.
Spring chickens, 45 lb.
80 years ago (1927)
Without a doubt the greatest display of flowers ever to be seen at one showing in the county was the feeling of the hundreds of Brainerd and county people who visited the third annual peony show at the courthouse.
100 years ago (1907)
Local news notes:
Frank Hall was a Staples visitor yesterday.
F. W. Merritt was in the city today on his way to Deerwood.
F.W. Hall of Aitkin was in the city today between trains.
Dean White went to Gull Lake to spend the Fourth.
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