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This Was Brainerd - Feb. 26

20 years ago (1994)

Many Brainerd hockey followers were relieved when the Warriors moved from Section 8AA to 7AA. But the new section was tough this year with five ranked teams. Brainerd traveled to Duluth Denfield and lost their section opener 5-1 to finish at 18-4-1.

30 years ago (1984)

Two Warrior wrestlers were champs and two were runners-up in the Region 8AA tournament, with all four going to state. Jim Caughey won at 132-pounds and Bull Smude at Heavyweight. Greg Whiteman at 98 and Bob Waytashek at 145 placed second.

40 years ago (1974)

(Photo)Former Minnesota Viking Karl Kassulke traveled to Brainerd to speak at the annual Law and Order banquet. Shown with him are Sam Dahl, VFW; John Langerud of the Elks; Bob Anderson, Legion commander; and Jim Falconer, of the Brainerd Moose.

60 years ago (1954)

The Northern Pacific today completed part two of its three-part promise to Brainerd of a year ago, putting into operation the first railroad crossing gates ever to operate here. Flasher signals are already at Oak and 13th Streets, and gates at 4th, 6th and 8th Streets,

80 years ago (1934)

Brainerd’s reorganized hockey team continued its victory march, but not at the expense of Bemidji. That team cancelled due to -42 degree temps in that city. C-I was the substitute foe and Brainerd took them by a score of 3-1 with fast skating.

100 years ago (1914)

George Sargent is very sick at his home, and the various orders to which he belongs, including the Elks, Eagles, Redmen, Workmen and United Commercial Travelers, have united to provide a nurse at his bedside.

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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