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This was Brainerd-April 30


20 years ago (1992)

Named Warrior girl and boy athletes of the year, they are a shining example to future athletes. Shelly Breen started as an 8th-grade basketball player and became a three-sport standout. Al Stier moved from Alexandria as a sophomore and had an impact on three sports.

30 years ago (1982)

“It was nice to open our conference season with a win,” said Warrior baseball coach Lowell Scearcy, after a 13-1 win over Cambridge. Bruce Bialka tossed a 3-hitter, striking out five, and was backed by a 13-hit assault by his teammates.

40 years ago (1972)

Twelve fire hydrants were opened by vandals last night, resulting in a serious loss of water pressure according to police. The first open hydrant was found at 9 p.m. and the last at 4 a.m. Had there been a fire there might not have been enough pressure to fight it.

60 years ago (1952)

(Adv.) Fun Week at Schaefer’s Model Market! See the largest piece of cheese to hit Brainerd – a 2,000 lb. block of Kraft Cheddar. Pork Loins – lb. 44 cents; Kraft Mayonnaise – pint 39 cents; U.S. Choice Chuck Steak – lb. 69 cents.

80 years ago (1932)

With the unofficial season inaugurated several weeks ago, but each golfer abiding by the rule not to use the greens, official opening of the Brainerd Country Club will take place Saturday. George Trent, club president, said the course is in near perfect condition.

100 years ago (1912)

“Boy Pitcher Shines in 4th Game of Series.” This was the headline in the Daily Missoulian, which went on to say: “The final score was 6 to 1. Missoula played perfectly behind Leslie Bush, the phenom from Brainerd, Minn., in his first complete game as a pro.”

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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