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This Was Brainerd- May 6

20 years ago (1991)

(Photo) Brainerd High School student council member Amber Engen and prom-goer Russ Alholm dance to the sounds of the Nocturnes at the senior citizens prom in the high school gym. Attendance this year was estimated at nearly 400.

30 years ago (1981)

Seventh straight victory for coach Lowell Scearcy's Warrior baseball team, a 5-2 victory over Grand Rapids, was the closest game of the season thus far. Bruce Bialka pitched five strong innings before Scearcy went to his bullpen for the first time this season.

40 years ago (1971)

Lyle Mattson was elected commander of American Legion Post 255 in Brainerd, succeeding Fred Fisher. Other officers elected were Wally Schmoll, John Maxe, Ron Crocker, Roy Best, Stu Kunde and Walt Kunow.

60 years ago (1951)

State Guard battalions at Olivia and Madison were inspected by Brig. Gen. Henry Mills, commander of Group Two, and his staff over the weekend. Clothing and equipment issues were discussed with officers of both units by Gen. Mills.

80 years ago (1931)

Brainerd's new city council reappointed all former city officers and confirmed all but one of the board appointments made by Mayor Creger. By a vote of eight to two the council rejected the appointment of Schnell to replace Bredenberg on the Water & Light Board.

100 years ago (1911)

(Adv.) Opening Sale of lots in the Town of Barrows is Monday, May 8th, 1911. Here is a chance to get your choice of lots in the first town on the South Cuyuna Range. One-third cash, easy payments. E. C. Bane and John Krekelberg, Agents.