20 years ago (1983)
Stacy Hoff, who earned a first try to the State High School swimming meet and Gregg Steiger, who led the Central Lakes Conference in pass catching are the latest players of the week in Brainerd.
30 years ago (1973)
Downtown Brainerd businessmen and women yesterday took the first of what could be many positive and constructive steps toward improving downtown Brainerd. Rice Lake Wis., did simple things.
40 years ago (1963)
Duane Roberts, president of the Brainerd Exchange Club and Junior High Principal Ed Tonish examined the New Freedom Shrine which has been established in the Junior High. Included in the documents are copies of the Constitution and other famed historical documents.
60 years ago (1943)
Two Brainerd High School football players, Ray Martinson and Meyer Skoog, were named to the Central 8 All Conference Team.
80 years ago (1923)
"Young man," said the boss, "You told me yesterday afternoon you had an engagement with your dentist."
"Yes, sir, I did."
"Well, I saw you at the ball game."
"Yes, sir, the tall man sitting next to me was my dentist."
100 years ago (1903)
"Didn't your old employers recommend you?"
"Their word should have been enough."
"It was. They announced me as the best man they ever turned out."
--Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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