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This was Brainerd-Jan. 18


20 years ago (1992)

If the Brainerd Warrior boys hope to advance in post-season basketball this winter they must dominate near the basket and defeat metro teams. Led by Kyle Smith’s 34 points and 10 rebounds, they did just that with a 75-56 win over highly regarded Park Center.

30 years ago (1982)

Jim Caughey and Craig Bergren won individual titles at 128 pounds and 157 respectively, as Coach Bruce Thompson’s Warrior wrestlers again won the Columbia Heights Invitational tourney. Brainerd also picked up four seconds, two thirds and two fifths.

40 years ago (1972)

Brainerd is experiencing a flu epidemic, with St. Francis School reporting 25 percent of its students out of school and public schools showing 12 percent absenteeism. Dr. Arden Anderson confirmed the epidemic, saying symptoms are similar to several flu types.

60 years ago (1952)

Cpl. Bill Newell, son of the Ralph Newells of N. 7th Street, owns a rattlesnake skin where he works with the 31st Division at Ft. Jackson, S. C. The snake was hiding in a tank he was driving. When startled, it bit him three times. An officer shot it and Bill skinned it.

80 years ago (1932)

The huge size of the army of duck hunters that invade the marsh and lake regions was never better revealed than by the discovery that ducks on a certain Minnesota lake are dying from lead poisoning. Investigators say the lake bottom contains tons of lead.

100 years ago (1912)

(Adv.) In buying meats, take advantage of the Reductions Offered! Sirloin and Porterhouse Steak – lb. 15 cents; Pork Chops – lb. 15 cents; Leg of Lamb – lb. 15 cents. We deliver to all parts of the city. C. W. Koering – 117 Kindred St. – Phone 106.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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