This Was Brainerd
20 years ago (1992)
Jim Anderson and Anderson Brothers Construction were presented the Tower Award by the Brainerd City Council for their dedication to improving the city. Anderson, the CEO, and his firm donated paving for the Kiwanis Park Trail around Boom Lake and much more.
30 years ago (1982)
Roy Knott, at the age of 52, recently took up woodcarving and to him it’s a fascinating hobby. A former Brainerd postmaster, he retired earlier this year due to a disability. He’s now carved 11 figurines modeled after liquor decanters supplied by Esser’s Liquors.
40 years ago (1972)
(Photo) Brainerd Dispatch, which won the Brainerd City Bowling tourney team title with a 3,058 total, received this towering trophy. Team members are Harvey Erckenbrack, Jerry Rivers, captain Lawrence Holman, Virgil Skarloken and Larry Specht.
60 years ago (1952)
With no limit of players on their rosters, managers in the YMCA Church Softball League gave everyone a try, resulting in some high scores. Methodists rapped First Baptist 20-16, and veteran South Long Lake drubbed the newcomer Nazarenes by a score of 40-2.
80 years ago (1932)
Expansion of clubhouse facilities at the Brainerd Country Club will practically double its present accommodation at a cost of $1,000. The new addition will include locker rooms for men and women, a wash room, expanded kitchen and a fireplace in the lounge.
100 years ago (1912)
The payroll of the NP Railroad Shops reached a record $73,000 disbursed today. This exceeds by $20,000 some of the short paydays of the winter months. The effect of these wages is noticeable in Brainerd as the shops are the mainspring of industry here.