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This Was Brainerd - Nov. 23


20 years ago (1997)

Tim Bogenschutz, Baxter, has been named advertising director at In-Fisherman, Inc. He will be responsible for advertising in all print, radio, TV and Internet divisions. Bogenschutz, who joined In-Fisherman in 1992, was formerly ad director for the Dispatch for seven years.

30 years ago (1987)

Guy Henkensiefken has started as a new agent for Farmers Insurance Group Agency. Henkensiefken had been a claims adjuster in Minneapolis before taking extensive training courses in insurance. He will represent the agency in selling both personal and commercial lines.

40 years ago (1977)

Fluoridation of city water, a highway 371 bypass and a public safety building highlighted a "Meet the Candidates" program at city hall. The two-hour program sponsored by Community Action was moderated by Tom Rohr of KLIZ Radio. A total of 13 candidates participated.

60 years ago (1957)

Four Brainerd high school boys, Leonard Erickson, Len Eriksen, Duane Doty and Randy Akre, said they saw a mysterious white light over Gull Lake last night beginning at 6 p.m. They said it was the size of a car, about 3,000 feet up and would move, stop and go up and down.

80 years ago (1937)

(Adv.) Entertainment this week: Dance at Reed's Tavern to the Traveling Tramps Band; Roller skating at Gardner's Hall on Wed., Sat. and Sun. evenings; Dance at the Moose Hall sponsored by NP Railway Sheet Metal Workers. Admission 40 cents - Extra ladies 25 cents.

100 years ago (1917)

(Adv.) Prepared Lutefisk - ready to cook - lb. 15 cents; Spiced Herring - $1.25 per pail; Brer Rabbit New Orleans Molasses - Gold label 50 cents for 5 lb. pail, Green Label 40 cents per 5 lb. pail. Larson's Grocery - 618 Laurel Street - Brainerd.