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This Was Brainerd - Feb. 18


20 years ago (1994)

The Warrior Way carries on, leaving behind the historic but politically incorrect Indian head logo, and bursting into the next century with a more kinetic icon. The new logo was revealed in a brief ceremony, and reaction was mixed, and overall lukewarm.

30 years ago (1984)

An unbeaten 12-0 season in dual meets was closed out by Coach Dave Maras’ Warrior girl gymnasts with a 130.05-119.9 triumph over St. Cloud Tech. Leigh Draves won bars at 8.7, Jennifer Knippel the floor exercise at 8.55 and Kristi Kilgore won vault with 8.3.

40 years ago (1974)

Six of Brainerd’s Golden Gloves boxers will be fighting for regional titles at Wadena. Earning decisions were heavyweight Al Houck, welterweight Mark Olson and featherweight Chris Kelm. Lone loser was junior welterweight Kerry Palmer.

60 years ago (1954)

(Photo) Largest northern reported speared in this area during the winter season was this 30-pounder taken from Gull Lake on Feb. 6 by H. M. Evans of Brainerd. He is shown here with his husky prize.

80 years ago (1934)

(Adv.) Two Week Special! Permanent Waves - $2.00 and up; Oil Permanent Waves - $3.50; Shampoo and Fingerwave – 35 cents; Hot Oil Shampoo and Fingerwave – 50 cents; Manicure – 25 cents. Broadway Beauty Salon – Next to O’Brien’s.

100 years ago (1914)

(Adv.) Columbia Theatre – Special Coupon for Children under 12 Years of Age. This admits you for 3 cents. This coupon runs for three days. Cut them all out and give one to a friend. Matinee Saturday at 2 p.m. – the big picture – “Indian Don Juan.”

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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