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This was Brainerd — Dec. 7


20 years ago (1992)

Sandy Smith of Baxter enjoyed his first two-goal game of the season this past weekend in leading the Cleveland Lumberjacks past Fort Wayne in the International Hockey League. Smith, who also had an assist, has played in all 25 of Cleveland’s games this season.

30 years ago (1982)

The rift between the city council and Acting Police Chief Ken Bjerkness grew even wider as he broadened his attacks to include two city aldermen, the city clerk and a member of the Civil Service Commission. The council proceeded with the process of hiring a new chief.

40 years ago (1972)

Stewart C. Mills, Sr., was honored yesterday at a luncheon at the Holiday Inn to commemorate his 50 years in business in Brainerd. A scholarship in his honor has been set at Brainerd Junior College by his sons, Henry Mills II and Stewart Mills, Jr.

60 years ago (1952)

Forward Ron (Gup) Hess, who passed up Luther College to play with his hometown Brainerd JC Red Raiders, made a spectacular debut as Brainerd beat the Itasca Vikings 85-68. Hess tossed them in from all angles as he totaled 28 points.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) Starts tomorrow at the Paramount Theatre, “3 on a Match,” starring Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak, Bette Davis and Warren William. At the Palace Theatre, see Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell starring in “Tess of the Storm Country.”

100 years ago (1912)

Gothfred Swanson has formed a partnership with his brother, Hilding Swanson, for the practice of law in the Iron Exchange building. Hilding recently graduated from Yale Law School. Gothfred was recently elected county attorney and is also a special judge.

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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