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This Was Brainerd - Aug. 26


20 years ago (1994)

(Photo) Brainerd Police Office Brian Brewer inspects damage after a car driven by a Deerwood woman crashed through the doors of the former Thrifty White Drug store at the corner of 6th and Front Streets. The damage occurred after a two-vehicle collision at the intersection.

30 years ago (1984)

Coming back from a hyper-extended elbow suffered two weeks ago, Tony Veith pitched Fort Ripley to a 3-1 win over Meier Grove in the state amateur baseball tournament. Veith struck out 10 and gave up just five hits, and helped his cause with three hits.

40 years ago (1974)

(Adv.) Bar Harbor - Open every day at Noon! Steak Sandwich Special - $2.95 - served until 5 p.m. Live Entertainment every night: Merle Lemon and the Night People. Also, Pat Lee.

60 years ago (1954)

A despondent 27-year-old mother threw her six-weeks-old baby into Pelican Lake yesterday afternoon, while her two other children, ages four and five, waited on shore. She made her confession to Sheriff Roy Wicklund after first saying the baby was missing after she awoke from a nap.

80 years ago (1934)

(Adv.) Special on All Permanent Waves! It's new - the Shirley Temple wave for school girls - just $3.00. Mary Lou Beauty Shop - in the Elks Hotel Building - Phone 567-W.

100 years ago (1914)

On Tuesday evening the playgrounds were opened at the Harrison School and the event was marked by an ice cream social hosted by ladies of the Stitch and Chatter Club. An estimated 536 children, 500 adults and 25 babies attended, an argument for more playgrounds.