This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1992)
In Darien DeRocher’s words, “once a Warrior, always a Warrior.” The 56-year-old Brainerd native will retire after 34 years in athletics and education at Foley High School. But he’ll never forget being a reserve on Brainerd’s 1954 championship basketball team.
30 years ago (1982)
(Photo) Brainerd Bowling Assn. officers for next season include: Loren Herlich, VP; Bob Elg, past-pres.; Gordie Gessner, director; LeRoy Dahl, secretary; Mike Hanson and Lloyd Weise, VPs. Not shown are new president Ray Corner and treasurer Marv Winson.
40 years ago (1972)
Gerald Vanek, a Hopkins native who has built a 125-30 record in high school basketball coaching at Wood Lake and Renville, is the new cage mentor of the Brainerd Warriors. He succeeds Corky Johnson, who left coaching to take a business position at Willmar.
60 years ago (1952)
Police chief Louis Rofidal, school patrol chairman, said today there are still six vacancies unsponsored for the school patrol camp to be held at the fairgrounds starting June 1. The goal is 40 members and Rofidal hopes more groups will step up with the $18.50 fee.
80 years ago (1932)
A petition, signed by 400 property owners from the northern part of the county, was presented to the county commissioners asking that the tar on the Merrifield road be extended from Young’s Lake to the Cross Lake Dam. Cost will prevent it this year.
100 years ago (1912)
Leslie Bush, of Brainerd, playing for the Missoula, Montana, professional baseball team, came on in relief against Ogden, Utah. Bush pitched 7-2/3 innings, striking out five, and Missoula rallied in the ninth to win a wild game, 15 to 14.