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This Was Brainerd - March 6



20 years ago (1992)

(Photo) Joel Clough, Keith Wroolie and J. J. Kidder found a new use for pompons – on their heads – as they cheered the Brainerd girls’ basketball team to a 55-30 victory over St. Cloud Tech in the South Subsection 8AA semi-finals yesterday.


30 years ago (1982)

(Photo) Crystal Savage of Brainerd is shown during her first-place performance on the uneven parallel bars during the Minnesota State Gymnastics Meet. Savage won the event with a score of 9.36.

40 years ago (1972)

“We’re disappointed, but pleased,” said coach Don Thompson after Brainerd Junior College wrestler Steve Borders took sixth place in the National Junior College Wrestling Tournament. Borders suffered injuries to his ankle, shoulder and knee, limiting his effectiveness.

60 years ago (1952)

Getting a parking ticket is bad enough, but County Sheriff Roy Wicklund got one on a borrowed car. He was hurt when his own car was smashed. His doctor visit took longer than expected and he couldn’t walk down the stairs to put another nickel in the meter.

80 years ago (1932)

“Baby bonds,” the medium through which President Hoover hopes to entice idle money not already deposited in banks to be invested, went on sale today. The bonds, in amounts of $50, $100 and $500, are available at the post office and at both Brainerd banks.

100 years ago (1912)

John Humphrey, of Deerwood, returned today from the Twin Cities where he purchased a five-passenger automobile. He will use it on his Cuyuna Range stage line in the spring.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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