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This Was Brainerd - Feb. 27


20 years ago (1994)

Brainerd’s Adam Albrecht turned in the best diving performance of his high school career at the Section 8 meet to finish second and earn a trip to state. The Warrior senior amassed 320.75 points at the Hyslop Pool at the University of North Dakota.

30 years ago (1984)

(Photo) Jennifer Knippel, whose trio of first places and a second led Coach Dave Maras’ Warrior gymnasts to their third straight 8AA title, prepares to receive a medal. She won the all-around, the balance beam and the parallel bars, and was second in floor exercise.

40 years ago (1974)

“I just couldn’t miss,” said Erma Feriancek, smiling happily after the 643 blistering she gave LaGuyal Lanes. Bowling with her husband Paul, they won the Mixed Doubles Tourney, with Paul counting 178-177-202 for 557 and Erma a 178-223-242 count.

60 years ago (1954)

Louis Hostager’s bequest to the Brainerd YMCA, for a building and swimming pool, will be at least $100,000 and perhaps above $125,000, according to Hilding Swanson, attorney for the late businessman. Hostager’s business on Front St. must be sold first.

80 years ago (1934)

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100 years ago (1914)

Near the mine of the Canadian-Cuyuna Ore Co., six miles east of Brainerd and a mile south of Loerch station, a St. Paul judge and his son have surveyed a townsite to be named “Woodrow.” President Wilson has sent a letter agreeing to this use of his name.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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