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This Was Brainerd - Oct. 25


20 years ago (1997)

Before we lay people off or increase class sizes, we want people to tell us first. That's the message from Supt. Bob Gross as the district prepares for its excess levy vote on Nov. 4. The levy would raise $315 per pupil, or a total of $2.5 million to balance the budget.

30 years ago (1987)

The Warrior girls' swim team remained unbeaten with a 111-61 victory over Moorhead. Brainers's record is now 9-0, its best season start since 1976. Event winners were Kyung Endres, Tony Walker, Shane Kiefer, Kari Casey and both relay teams.

40 years ago (1977)

(Adv.) As our Grand Opening gift to the community, JC Penney proudly presents "An Evening with Joe Plut." Free admission. Sunday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. at Tornstrom Auditorium. Everyone is invited to hear Joe's philosophy on "Love and the Need for Affirmation."

60 years ago (1957)

(Adv.) "The year's most hilarious movie," Time Magazine. See Jayne Mansfield and Tony Randall in "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter" at the Brainerd Theatre. At the Paramount Theatre its Dane Clark in "Outlaw's Son," plus Rex Allen in "Shadows of Tombstone."

80 years ago (1937)

Richard Broach, son of Mrs. Henry Mills, Brainerd, was in a hospital in Faribault today recovering from injuries sustained in the prep football game between Shattuck and Blake academies. Broach, a Shattuck guard, has x-rays showing no broken bones.

100 years ago (1917)

Sheriff Claus Theorin has jailed Steve Bosnich and Laura Durkovich of Ironton on charges of adultery. Both were bound over on $500 bond, which they could not pat. John Durkovich came from Michigan and had the two arrested, charging his wife left him to live with Bosnich.