This Was Brainerd- Aug. 12
20 years ago (1991)
A solo home run by Mike Caughey and a three-run homer by Andy Hess — both in the third inning — led the Brainerd Bees to a 6-4 win over Sobieski in the Region 8C amateur baseball tourney and a trip to the state tournament. They will open against Starbuck.
30 years ago (1981)
(Adv.) California Head Lettuce — ea. 49 cents; California Avocadoes — 3 for 99 cents; Folger's Coffee — 3 lb. can $5.79; USDA Choice Chuck Roast - lb. $1.19. Schaefer's Model Market — Sportland Corners.
40 years ago (1971)
A “last chance” call has been issued by the Brainerd Community Theatre to see its final play of the season. “Any Wednesday,” an adult comedy, is now showing at the Holiday Inn. Tonight is a sellout, but Bob Dryden says a few tickets remain for the next two days.
60 years ago (1951)
(Adv.) The Brainerd Playgoers Assn. presents: Chevi Colton, Josephine Nichols and Stratton Walling in Noel Coward's “Blythe Spirit,” tonight through Saturday at the Pine Beach Playhouse at Madden's on Pine Beach at Gull Lake.
80 years ago (1931)
Sheriff Frank Little today warned merchants in Crow Wing County of a man and woman working as a team in passing fraudulent checks, urging them to seek positive identification. The pair got away with considerable money in Aitkin County.
100 years ago (1911)
The Unity Band left today for Pequot where they will give a concert this afternoon and a dance this evening under the auspices of the Young Men's Amusement Club. S. V. Long is the leader and there are 16 musicians in the group.