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This Was Brainerd - Nov. 1


20 years ago (1997)

The Warriors knew they had a tough game in the Class 8AA North Subsection volleyball tourney against Moorhead, last year's state champs. But they won 3 games to 2 behind the strong serving of Sarah Bogenschutz with 30-of-30 serves and three aces, and sister Laura with 19-of-19.

30 years ago (1987)

The Brainerd girls' swim team added one more jewel to its undefeated season, taking its first conference title with 319 points to runner-up Alex's 243. Named all-CLC in diving was Mary Houle, with swimmers Kari Casey, Amy Schmitz, Mindy Hoff and Kyung Endres also all-CLC.

40 years ago (1977)

The little town of Crosslake, which has never had a bank, will now have three. A bill authored by Sen. Win Borden, Brainerd, allows banks to open a "detached facility" up to 25 miles away. Brainerd National Bank, Lakeland State Bank and 1st National of Brainerd will all open facilities.

60 years ago (1957)

Some 21 years ago, before Wayne Tank was born, his parents saved dimes to pay for the hospital bills. Wayne started saving pennies awhile back to help pay for his honeymoon trip. When he and Donna Mae Ryan were married recently he had 10,000 pennies, or $100, toward the trip to Mexico.

80 years ago (1937)

With about 650 boys and girls spending the evening near Gilbert Lake on a treasure hunt organized by the YMCA, plus youth parties hosted by the VFW and the Salvation Army, police say this was the tamest Halloween in many years. Only two minor incidents occurred.

100 years ago (1917)

Little Falls has kept an interesting record, that of the first date each year on which the Mississippi River has frozen over from bank to bank. Last night's freeze over was the earliest since records started in 1890, the previous early date being Nov. 6 in 1894.