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This was Brainerd - Aug. 19


20 years ago (1992)

For the seventh time since 1967, Brainerd voters will be asked whether there should be Sunday liquor in the city. The Brainerd City Council decided to let voters decide the question in the Nov. 3 election. The last time, in 1977, it failed 1,162 to 662.

30 years ago (1982)

(Photo) Alan Hudalla, son of Mr. and Mrs. Iven Hudalla, Brainerd, makes a metal ball float behind a scarf during a performance he staged last week. The 15-year-old is known as Minnesota’s youngest magician.

40 years ago (1972)

(Photo) Chuck O’Day uncorks a drive deep to center field as Nutting’s Homes beat Eddie’s Arrow 6-2 to win the Brainerd Slow Pitch Softball playoff. He held Eddie’s to five hits. “Booper” Hanson is the catcher and Bob Davis is doing the umpiring.

60 years ago (1952)

The Water and Light Department on Monday submitted to the city council a budget for the year 1952 – the first such budget ever presented to the council. An accompanying letter spoke of the need to consider reserves for replacement of buildings and equipment.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) Saturday’s One-Cent Sale on good things to eat, fresh from the oven! White Bread – 1st loaf 10 cents, 2nd loaf 1 cent; Cinnamon Rolls – 1st doz. 20 cents, 2nd doz. 1 cent; Cookies – 1st doz. 15 cents, 2nd doz. 1 cent. Kam’s Bakery – 606 Laurel Street, Brainerd.

100 years ago (1912)

The ladies of St. Francis Catholic Church will give one of their noted suppers in the church basement tomorrow evening. It promises to be as successful as all preceding suppers and more than 400 are expected to attend at 25 cents per ticket.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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