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This Was Brainerd- Oct. 27

20 years ago (1991)

(Adv.) Due to the disastrous fire on October 21, we had a week's worth of income destroyed. If you patronized our salon from Oct. 14-19, we'd appreciate reimbursement of monies spent. To reward you, you'll receive a gift certificate. The Cut Above.

30 years ago (1981)

(Photo) Nisswa Elementary School last night invited parents and students to an open house celebrating the school's 100th year of operation. Elementary school principal Robert Hurst blew out 100 candles on a cake to mark the occasion.

40 years ago (1971)

(Photo) Bill Rivers of Brainerd brought down this 199-pound buck with his first shot on his first day ever of bow hunting. He hunted at Camp Ripley and fired his arrow from 25 yards. The deer was entered in the contest at Perry's Sporting Goods.

60 years ago (1951)

The Brainerd Junior College press club, with Miss Esther Schroeder as adviser, will publish an independent bi-weekly newspaper, “The Collegian,” this year with a staff of 17. Previously, “The Collegian” was distributed as a part of the Brainerd Dispatch.

80 years ago (1931)

(Adv.) Meats offered at Special Prices! Fancy Sugar Cured hams - lb. 10 cents; Lean Pork Steak - 2 lbs. 25 cents; Armour Bacon - 2.5 lb. pkg. 19 cents; Sirloin Steak - lb. 17 cents; also, Lifebuoy Soap - 4 bars 25 cents. A & P Food Stores - Brainerd.

100 years ago (1911)

The Grand Theatre has moving pictures with manager Thomas Brown as lecturer. One of the best to be shown this evening is “The Cowboy and the Outlaw,” a dramatic sketch of western life. Also, the “Fall of Troy,” which cost $30,000 to produce.