20 years ago (1980)
Brainerd Dispatch headlines:
-- Reagan by a landslide
-- Races close in area vote. Herb Thiesse, Don Samuelson, Dave Rued, Mary Koep and William Hudson were winners in their races.
30 years ago (1970)
-- City bus subsidy wins by vote of 2,804-1,542
-- Borden defeats Rosenmeier, Samuelson, Miss Gorman win
-- Schalow named to county board
40 years ago (1960)
Brainerd Daily Dispatch headlines:
-- Polls disagree in predicting vote results
-- Dispatch to join with AP in gathering vote returns
-- Confident Kennedy in N.Y. as Nixon woos Californians
-- Paper reports unemployment up in month
60 years ago (1940)
Mrs. Henry F. McCollough entertained at a five o'clock birthday tea honoring her daughter, Miss Katherine. Among the guests were Shirley Johnson, Shirley Marchant, Marilyn Ribbel, Margaret Fox, Dorothy Schubert, Betty Wells, Lois Smith, Lois Jean Anderson, Betty Schierholtz, Jeanne Turcotte, Nancy Hitch, Jacqueline Konshak and Donna Conzet.
80 years ago (1920)
"Anymore weather like this," said a Brainerd man, "and I'll be blamed if I go to California." It's been so warm that coal and wood fires are not needed to any extent.
100 years ago (1900)
My, how bad Charley Towne feels! He emits a wail that is heart-rendering. Charley can see no salvation for the country unless he is called on to save it so much per save, but the people generally don't agree with Charlie. How sad!
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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