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This Was Brainerd - May 21

MAY 21

20 years ago (1992)

(Photo) The fifth annual celebration of sound at Brainerd Community College features “Diane Saumer and Friends,” including: Jim Hanson, Lyle Kline, Bob Guidi, Tom Rohr, Diane Saumer, Wes Menton, Roger Awsumb and Cleo Kuelbs.

30 years ago (1982)

(Adv.) Strip Night at the Holiday Inn (New York Strip Steak, That Is)! Includes soup, salad bar and potato. USDA Choice Steak: 8 oz. - $6.95; 10 oz. - $7.95; Paul Bunyan Size 14 oz. - $9.95. Friday and Saturday nights are “Strip Night” at Holiday Inn.

40 years ago (1972)

Fred Casey, assistant county attorney, has been named speaker for the annual Memorial Day program at Evergreen Cemetery next Monday. The Memorial Day committee elected Hans Holm, chair; Dick Cornman, vice chair; and Bea Ross, secretary.

60 years ago (1952)

Determined not to let the Central 6 Conference baseball championship slip away, the Warriors put on a last-ditch rally in the 7th inning to nip St. Cloud Tech 7-6. Heroes of the “big game” were first baseman Len Hildebrandt and right fielder George Montgomery.

80 years ago (1932)

Heroic efforts of Chester Carlson, Deerwood, were hailed as having saved the life of his neighbor, Lloyd Bordwell, who was trapped up to his neck in sand after a well caved in on him. Carlson wedged his body in to prevent suffocation while 300 men dug Bordwell out.

100 years ago (1912)

On Sunday at 11:45 p.m., Jim Tempels and Steve Kurus, the two Greeks in charge of the American Pool Hall on Front Street, claim they were assaulted by 6 or 7 men. One had asked for peanuts and popcorn on credit and, when refused, the fight started.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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