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This Was Brainerd- Aug. 23


20 years ago (1991)

If menu planning is — as Mae Kavanaugh says — her forte, cookbook writing can't be far behind. Mae's third cookbook, “Kavanaugh's: A Cookbook of Menus,” blends both of her specialties beautifully. It combines recipes to make breakfast, lunch or dinner.

30 years ago (1981)

Thirty-two young hockey players were evacuated from the Brainerd Area Civic Center on Saturday after a leaky valve spewed deadly anhydrous ammonia into the building. The youngsters were evacuated without injury and the leak was fixed in an hour.

40 years ago (1971)

(Adv.) The kitchen is a homemaker's dream in this beautifully terraced home on a 150-foot lot. Two tiled bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, living room and huge recreation room with 21-foot fireplace. Just $27,500 from Laurian-Hoffman, the Results Agency.

60 years ago (1951)

(Adv.) Save More Money! Home Grown Cabbage - lb. 6 cents; Green Peppers - 2 for 9 cents; Home Grown Corn - doz. 29 cents; Home Grown Potatoes - 10 lbs. 34 cents; Chuck Roast - lb. 69 cents. Schaefer's Model Market - Brainerd.

80 years ago (1931)

(Adv.) “Roll Your Own!” Genuine Bull Durham Tobacco, formerly 8 cents - Now 5 cents. A booklet of 24 leaves of imported cigarette paper attached to each sack of tobacco. The fine quality and popularity of Bull Durham is always a source of pride.

100 years ago (1911)

Little Falls wore blue suits and they certainly were blue in their 10-5 loss to Brainerd last night. Leslie Bush hit a two-bagger on the first pitch thrown to him, starting a parade of Brainerd hitters that routed the pitcher in the first inning. Darkness ended the game in the seventh.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.