20 years ago (1980)
The roofs of Brainerd's schools need $400,000 worth of repair work within the next year. If the work isn't done soon, the contractor told a Brainerd School Board, "You're going to get a little wet."
30 years ago (1970)
Leaders in the St. Joseph's Hospital expansion fund drive met at Lassig's this morning to make final plans for a stretch effort to raise the $500,000 needed to carry out an expansion and remodeling project.
40 years ago (1960)
Crazy Days Ad:
Sampson's Shooz Shtor hacross frum Tall Paulz slu futed shooz shtor. Kim Kwik ad nyne thurty Fryday, Haugust fift to ve got Krazy Daze ... Shooz Zale.
60 years ago (1940)
Ralph J. Engebretson, athletic director of Washington High School for the past three years last night asked for a release from his contract in order to accept a position in a larger Minnesota school.
80 years ago (1920)
Monday is losing its prestige as a Wash Day. People blessed with electric washers start them any old time. Washing has lost more than half its terror and labor since the electrics were introduced into Brainerd.
100 years ago (1900)
-- As soon as a married man gets a comfortable home built he begins to worry his wife by talking about selling it.
-- There is nobody quite so busy as the editor who tries to publish a ten page newspaper in a four page town.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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