This was Brainerd - Dec. 26
20 years ago (1991)
What happened to Joe Eide? His sister thinks he may have been slain in the old Paramount Theatre building in downtown. County Attorney Jack Graham isn’t sure, but asked for a police investigation to the possibility of an occult slaying. It drew a blank.
30 years ago (1981)
Tom Bercher, of Bercher Construction in Brainerd, has been elected secretary of the Minnesota Builders Assn. Bercher is also a national director and will represent the Mid-Minnesota Builders Assn. at the national convention in Las Vegas.
40 years ago (1971)
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Perkins of Crosslake have received holiday greetings from their son, Maj. Glendon Perkins, who has been held prisoner by the North Vietnamese for 4-1/2 years. Maj. Perkins wife said several letters came through, written in the past few months.
60 years ago (1951)
Twenty-three jurors have been summoned to serve on the grand jury called for January 3, County Attorney Art Sullivan announced. The jury will hear five cases, one of which is the Charles Isle murder case, where he is charged with killing a Deerwood policeman.
80 years ago (1931)
Scores of needy families in Crow Wing County told of a joyous Christmas through the generosity of people of this community. Miss Eula Michael, city nurse, and Lottie Odell, of the child welfare board, distributed baskets with clothing and good things to eat.
100 years ago (1911)
Christmas packages and letters very nearly swamped Letter Carrier Walter Northrup. But the resourceful man pressed his baby cutter into service, strapped a wash basket to it and piled it high with parcels. He looked like a modern edition of Santa Claus.