20 years ago (1983)
Gay Gunsbury of Brainerd sang to some elderly residents in Middleboro, Mass., during a recent performance of "Up with People," a traveling student group to which Ms. Gunsbury belongs. The group is currently traveling in Europe.
30 years ago (1973)
Should the city of Brainerd join with the 450 American cities and 87 Canadian cities to date who have city flags? The city fathers here think so and have initiated a contest as the first step in adopting an emblem.
40 years ago (1963)
May your heart...and your table...be filled with every good thing this great holiday. Happy Thanksgiving! Brainerd businessmen and women.
60 years ago (1943)
Elks Ladies' night, including dinner and dance at the Elks Lodge drew an attendance of approximately 200. Fried chicken was served. The "Harmonaires" played for the dance.
80 years ago (1923)
The Brainerd Foundry Company, the city's youngest industry and one of the most promising in this section of the state, put on its first heat and poured the first molds on Saturday, Nov. 24.
100 years ago (1903)
Miss Keedick, "Mr. Gilley actually offered himself to Miss Darley on a postal card."
Miss Gasket, "What did she do?
Miss Keedick, "Refused him. She said she preferred sealed proposals."
--Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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