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This Was Brainerd - May 23


MAY 23

20 years ago (1994)

Minnesota Gopher runner Jennifer Imsande, a Brainerd High School graduate, finished sixth in the 400 meter hurdles at the Big Ten track and field championships. Michigan won the team title and Minnesota finished seventh.


30 years ago (1984)

(Photo) Ethel Hess smiled as beautician Debbi Pappas styled her hair for her 107th birthday party today. Hess, a resident at Woodland Acres, was born in 1877, and remembers an Indian attack on St. Anthony Falls (St. Paul) when she lived there as a girl.

40 years ago (1974)

Frosty Skeesick, 6-0 hurler for Brainerd Community College, will be the starting pitcher as the Raiders clash with defending champ Normandale in the state tournament. Carl Hendrickson leads the Raider bats with a .365 average. Brainerd is 12-6 for the season.

60 years ago (1954)

Johnny Bates of Brainerd blasted 22 of 25 windswept clay pigeons in the main event, and the same number in a 3-way shoot-off to win the WCCO Junior Capt. Billy Fawcett trap shoot title. Bates was one of 145 top junior Minnesota trap shooters competing.

80 years ago (1934) (Adv.)

Speaking of Close Shaves! Wards quality ball-bearing lawn mower. Clips your lawn clean the first time over - just $6.95. This five-blade mower cuts velvety smooth, clips a 14-inch swath. Locked cutter bar means perfect alignment. Montgomery Ward.

100 years ago (1914)

(Adv.) Milk and Cream. Produced under the most sanitary conditions from Tuberculin tested cows only. Will deliver milk to north, south and southeast sides of town. Our dairy and farm is open to inspection. Special prices to hotels and restaurants. Cloverleaf Dairy.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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