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This was Brainerd - Dec. 23


20 years ago (1992)

Brainerd Community College basketball players Matt Pecarich and Andrae Bellfield were chosen to the all-tournament team in last week’s Northern Conference Classic at Vermillion. Bellfield scored 54 points and Pecarich 39 in the three games.

30 years ago (1982)

A race matching all-staters Joe Vrudny of Brainerd and Curt Jenkins of Staples highlighted the first ever swim meet between the two schools, Brainerd winning 74-51. Vrudny and Jenkins met in the 500 freestyle, with Vrudny touching out in 5:07.84 to 5:07.86.

40 years ago (1972)

Dave Bailey, 175-pound Golden Glover from Duluth, has fight fans wondering why he hasn’t won an Upper Midwest title. For the second time in two years, Bailey knocked out veteran Mark Herron of Brainerd, this time with a whistling left hook in the first round.

60 years ago (1952)

(Photo) Marine Major H. Leverett Jacobi, 32, whose parents are Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jacobi, Route 4, Brainerd, climbs from the cockpit of his Skyraider attack-bomber. His Wolfraider squadron flies missions over North Korea.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) No Down Payment, Just Bring Wood! #133 Ford Coupe: 9 cords green soft wood, 7 cords dry soft wood, 7 cords green hard wood or 6 cords dry hard wood. Fourteen others to choose from at various cord wood trades. Lively Auto Co. / Mills Motor.

100 years ago (1912)

In perusing the Brainerd city directory issued by John Ley, one finds the Andersons predominate in the city. There are 92 Andersons, 91 Petersons, 67 Johnsons, 56 Ericksons, 37 Smiths and 26 Swansons.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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