20 years ago (1981)
It is decision time in Brainerd on the fate of the Summer Johnny Inkslinger Celebration. Johnny Inkslinger is broke. The problem is not a serious one if local residents rise to the occasion. The question before the house is whether they want to.
30 years ago (1971)
Four Brainerd High School students have been named semi-finalists in the 1971-72 National Merit Scholarship competition. They are: Herschel Elijah, James McArthur, Kristine Meyers and Cheryl Molby.
40 years ago (1961)
Rubinoff (without his violin) made a brief call at The Dispatch office this morning during a stop in Brainerd en route from Little Falls to Silver Bay.
60 years ago (1941)
-- Fremont Turcotte left today for Thief River Falls to spend the weekend chicken hunting.
-- Joseph Cibuzar left today for St. Cloud where he will take an examination for entrance into the United States Army.
80 years ago (1921)
Salesman (lately promoted to Antique Department): "This chair, madame, was originally made for the Duke of Buckingham, who gave it to Anne of Austria. We're selling quite a lot of them."
100 years ago (1901)
Rev. M.L. Hutton, pastor of the First Congregational Church, will speak tomorrow evening on a very timely subject, "Our Country." The subject has been selected in view of the recent calamities and will be interesting throughout.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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