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This Was Brainerd — Feb. 25


20 years ago (1993)

Don and Char Dwyer, who are spearheading a petition drive to oust County Attorney Jack Graham, said they have about 4,000 signatures thus far. The Dwyers say they will continue until they have 5,200 signatures. They need about 5,000 to file the petition.

30 years ago (1983)

(Adv.) Dance the night away on the area’s largest dance floor! Fri. and Sat. bring the gang to see “Mountain Fever.” Monday thru Friday Dining Specials: Jumbo Shrimp - $8.25; Steak Sandwich - $5.95. Harold’s Club – Hwys 371 & 210 West – Brainerd.

40 years ago (1973)

(Adv.) This Week’s Montgomery Ward Auto Specials! Complete Brake Job - $39.88 (disc brakes extra); Wheel Alignment - $5.88; Oil Change, Lube and Filter - $6.88; Tune-up Special, includes plugs, points and timing - $17.88. Wards – Brainerd Mall.

60 years ago (1953)

Plans for construction of a swimming pool at the Madden Pine Beach Inn and golf club were announced by Jim Madden, general manager. The pool – 16 feet wide and 38 feet long – will be the first in the Brainerd area. It will feature a diving board.

80 years ago (1933)

(Adv.) Gas and Oil Reduced! Your Farm and Labor Omar Station again leads the way – High Test 67 to 72 gravity gasoline – 14 cents per gallon. High Grade Lubricating Oil – prices slashed – Quart 10 cents, Gallon 35 cents, 5 Gallons $1.50. East of the Creamery.

100 years ago (1913)

C. A. Price, general organizer of the Order of Owls, has made arrangements to come to Brainerd to form a charter class in this city. Brainerd is one of the last cities in the state to be organized. Frank Keen will assist Price in formation of the local nest.

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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