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This Was Brainerd - Oct. 26


20 years ago (1997)

The sale of the Holiday Inn on S. 6th Street in Brainerd is expected to close in late October. Owner Brad Davis said the prospective buyer is Perry Platisha of Northern Hospitality and a former VP at Ruttger's Resort on Bay Lake.

30 years ago (1987)

(Photo) First-grader Troy Holsapple is the first person to receive a grant from a scholarship fund established by Dutch and Irma Cragun to reward excellence in the arts. The boy will receive $500 for violin lessons. The fund is administered by Brainerd Area Arts Alliance.

40 years ago (1977)

Dean Rieck pleaded guilty today to a charge of kidnapping and sexual misconduct in the third degree in the case involving a minor girl. He made the plea before either prosecution or defense could make statements or any evidence presented. He was sentenced to 3-20 years at St. Cloud.

60 years ago (1957)

(Adv.) Sunday Dinner! Just $1.00 for a full Sunday dinner - your choice of Roast Turkey, Baked Ham or Roast Beef. Served with soup, salad, potatoes, rolls and beverage. Children's Portion - 60 cents. The Oyster House - Merrifield - serving 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

80 years ago (1937)

To date the Dispatch circulation department has handled and disposed of about 3,000 bushels of potatoes. This means that about 500 farmers have renewed or purchased new subscriptions to the newspaper. The guaranteed price quit is 60 cents per bushel through Nov. 8.

100 years ago (1917)

Here is an SOS call to the public to remember the boys who are fighting our battles on the front lines across the ocean. The Brainerd chapter of the Red Cross has received word it must provide 160 Christmas packets for the boys. Follow the directions and make a packet now.