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This was Brainerd - August 14


20 years ago (1992)

Gretchen Smith didn’t have much time to celebrate her first women’s club championship at the Brainerd Golf Club. Just minutes after becoming the youngest champion (age 22) over Sandy O’Day, Smith returned to her job waiting on customers at the club.

30 years ago (1982)

Marv Campbell, president of Citizens State Bank here for the past 11 years, will retire next June. Warren Williams has been elected as new president and CEO. Lee Mielke has been elected president of First National Bank, replacing George Peterson, who retired.

40 years ago (1972)

Schaefer’s Owls captured the runner-up spot in the State Pony League baseball tournament at St. Louis Park. Jim Phleger struck out 12 to win one game and Tony Veith fanned 11 for another win. Key hits came from Kurt Stunek, Veith and Phleger.

60 years ago (1952)

(Photo) Largest fishing catch of the season in this area was made last week at Foley Lake by a Crosby man, Arnold Stillwell, who is shown here holding his prize 19 pound, nine ounce northern pike. Stillwell used a Daredevil lure.

80 years ago (1932)

Joe Ryan, Brainerd golf strokester, added another trophy to his growing list with his successful defense of his title as Pine Beach golf champion. The Brainerd shotsmith defeated C. M. Odell, of Minneapolis, 2 and 1 over 36 holes.

100 years ago (1912)

The secret vote taken by the Federation of Federations of railway shop employees west of Chicago decided not to support a sympathy strike for the Harriman line workers now on strike. Conditions and wages have never been better at the local shops than now.

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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