20 years ago (1982)
Final approval of a $2.5 million revenue note for a home, farm and general merchandise retail center in Baxter was granted at last night's council meeting.
30 years ago (1972)
Yule "Chemist Tree" was made by the chemistry students at Brainerd State Junior College. The tree, assembled entirely form chemistry laboratory paraphernalia, is the chemistry department's contribution to the overall Christmas decorating scheme at the college.
40 years ago (1962)
It was Feed Bruce Gross Night Friday as the unbeaten Brainerd High School Warriors eased into a half-game lead over St. Cloud Tech in the Central Six Conference with a 75-55 fifth straight triumph at Little Falls.
60 years ago (1942)
The Brainerd Dispatch Editorial!
-- Presumably in an attempt to demonstrate that the Army is doing its part in self-denial, the War Department reports that soldiers get coffee with only one meal a day.
80 years ago (1922)
Happy is the news boy
As he travels on his way,
To give the village people,
The latest for the day.
People often wonder,
Why news boys never pout
When rain and snow and thunder
Often greet them on their route.
For it makes them strong
Just to face the wind and snow.
They don't get very wealthy,
For it's easy work you know.
100 years ago (1902)
Santa Claus must be a Samson, Else he'd surely break his back bearing up the mighty burden Of his ponderous Christmas pack. When I think of all the presents That he hung upon our tree And the many, many children What a giant he must be!
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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