20 years ago (1988)
Jackie Bye of Brainerd, first runner-up in the Miss Teen of Minnesota Pageant in July, recently participated in the sixth Miss Teen of America Scholarship Pageant in Hilo, Hawaii. Judged as the winner in poise, personality and formal wear competition, Bye brought home a plaque.
30 years ago (1978)
Brainerd area residents this morning began the arduous task of dragging themselves out of yesterday's 6-inch snow fall.
40 years ago (1968)
The Lowell School fifth grade Camp Fire Girls have selected the name Ta-Wan-Ten-Ya (willing for anything) for their troop. There are now 16 members in the troop.
60 years ago (1948)
• Farm Run Eggs - dozen, 39 cents.
• Bananas - pound, 17 cents.
• Chocolate covered cherries - 1 pound box, 67 cents.
80 years ago (1928)
We know a bright woman of Brainerd who changes her weekly calendar to put the Monday washing into the electric washer at the end of the week instead of on a blue Monday. And on Saturday she also gains the help of the children who have no school duties.
100 years ago (1908)
A very pretty line of mottos:
The Lazy Man's Dream!
Now I get me up to shirk,
I hope I will not have to work.
If I should die before the night,
Thank God there'll be no work on sight.
Losey and Dean
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