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This Was Brainerd: June 17


20 years ago (1994)

After one win and two disheartening losses in the state Class AA baseball tournament, it may be hard for the Warriors to take solace in the fact only five teams had better seasons. The Warriors lost to Irondale 12-2 in the fifth place game to finish their season at 24-6.

30 years ago (1984)

When the bell rings at this week's Junior National Boxing Championships at Saginaw, Mich., Brainerd's Dan Davis will come out fighting. Davis, 16, and coach Tom Herron leave today for the tournament.

40 years ago (1974)

The Brainerd Braves rocked Motley 14-0 in seven innings as Mike Bialka showed continued improvement from a wild opening performance against Nisswa-Pequot Lakes. Bialka fanned ten and walked two while allowing only a scratch single in the sixth.

60 years ago (1954)

Summer rec director Kermit Aase has four brother combinations in his Pee Wee baseball program: Roger (11) and Dennis (14) Converse; David (11) and Donald (9) Gunderson; Glenn (11) and Ted (13) Peterson; and Dick (13) and Bob (10) Rofidal.

80 years ago (1934)

(Adv.) Notice to the Public! Starting Friday Night we will keep open all night - 24 hour service. Try our tasty Steaks, Chops and Sandwiches. Noon Plate Dinner - 30 cents. Beer on Tap. Waldorf Cafe and Bus Depot.

100 years ago (1914)

While playing with a track torpedo to see what it was made of, young sons of Guy Woods and Frank Houle were seriously injured. The torpedo exploded, hurting the Woods boy in the ear and head, and striking the Houle boy in the kneecap.