20 years ago (1982)
Actor Paul Newman has competed in just about every form of sports car racing there is, but he'll be trying a new series on for size this weekend in the Brainerd round of the Pepsi/CRC Chemicals Trans Am.
30 years ago (1972)
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Strobel of Brainerd will observe their 25th wedding anniversary at an open house Sunday, Aug. 6 at the Park United Methodist Church, Brainerd.
40 years ago (1962)
What promises to be one of the biggest Crazy Day Events ever in Brainerd will begin Aug. 3. Included on the list, in addition to the bargains offered by local merchants, are an ice cream social and music by the Si Zentner band.
60 years ago (1942)
Attorney General J.A.A. Burnquist in an opinion today said that the city of Brainerd may invest city sinking funds in U.S. Government War Bonds.
80 years ago (1922)
"What will become of our young people?" wails a reformer. "Oh, they'll grow old and worry about the young people."
100 years ago (1902)
"I hope they don't give my little boy any naughty nicknames in school."
"Yes, ma, they call me 'corns.'"
"How dreadful! And why do they call you that?"
"'cause I'm always at the foot of the class."
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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