20 years ago
Despite early signs of an upturn, employment figures for last month indicate that the Brainrd area has not recovered from the three-year job slump.
30 years ago
The 1938 graduating class of the Crosby-Ironton High School held its 35-year class reunion recently with Berger Aulie serving as master of ceremonies. A total of 79 persons were present.
40 years ago
A 50-mile swim and stay-fit program has been announced at Lum Park. Purpose of the program, according to Lois Yde, one of the lifeguards there, is to encourage individuals to swim regularly and frequently until 50 or more miles are reached.
60 years ago
Specials at Fidelity Store
-- Watermelon 4 cents a pound.
-- Sweet, juicy oranges - 39 cents a dozen.
-- Fresh, churned butter - 42 cents a pound.
-- Hills Brothers coffee - 33 cents a pound.
-- Lean slab bacon - 27 cents a pound.
80 years ago
"Hear you had in an efficiency expert."
"What does an efficiency expert do?"
"Well, he comes in and looks your establishment over. Then, for instance, if you have a lot of marbles that won't move he tells you to bore 'em, string 'em and sell 'em for beads."
100 years ago
He -- "Yes, I'm sure you'd like my brother. He's so different from me."
She -- "Oh, then I'll like him immensely."
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