NOVEMBER 27 20 years ago (1994) It was the Year of the Quarterback. In a position loaded with pressure, the Dispatch chose to pick three QBs for its All-Area Football Team. Justin Kieffer, Brainerd; Hans Albrecht, C-I; and Brad Czech, Little Falls, each produced 15 TDs for their teams. 30 years ago (1984) Paul Thiede of Pequot Lakes was named one of five assistant majority leaders in the Republican caucus at the Minnesota Legislature. Thiede, now serving his third term in the House, was selected by Speaker-elect Dave Jennings. 40 years ago (1974) Mrs. Henry F.
NOVEMBER 26 20 years ago (1994) Documents filed in federal court by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe include proposed regulations for commercial harvesting of deer, bear and game fish by band members in a large section of east-central Minnesota. Historian Joe Fellegy says, "this is going too far." 30 years ago (1984) Brainerd Golden Glovers Troy Herron and Tim Kelm won titles at the 8th Annual Dakota Territory Championships at Grand Forks.
NOVEMBER 24 20 years ago (1994) Gotfried Olson of Baxter found a different way to use one-gallon plastic milk jugs. He fills them half full of water, lines them up in four rows on his friend's lawn and puts different colored lights in each jug to make a unique Christmas lighting display. 30 years ago (1984) (Adv.) Brainerd Super One! Potato Chips - 8-oz. box 59 cents; Morrell Hot Dogs - lb. 89 cents; Tide Detergent - 84-oz. box $2.98; U.S. Choice Round Steak - lb. $1.69; Regular Ground Beef - 5 lb. pkg. - lb.
NOVEMBER 23 20 years ago (1994) At birth, Audrey Clair Lothspeich weighed about as much as a pumpkin pie. Or three sweet potatoes. The pint-sized, 1 pound 13 ounce bundle of joy, was born three months early to parents Dennis Lothspeich and Pat Gimbel, and if she continues to improve she'll be home for Christmas. 30 years ago (1984) Mark Mathews has quietly received acclaim the last two years at Hamline University. The Brainerd grad, and Warrior boy athlete of the year in 1981, has earned All-American honors the past two years in Division III cross country.
NOVEMBER 21 20 years ago (1994) Darrell Sears of Brainerd, well known as the music director of the Geritol Frolics and a former judge, died yesterday after a short illness at age 69. Music was his life outside of his law practice and judicial work. Some would even say it was the other way around. 30 years ago (1984) A "very happy" Oscar Kristofferson is back at work in his 26-year job as Baxter's building inspector. The 80-year-old, who claimed he was forced out by "dirty politics," is back after the Baxter council voted unanimously to rescind their action.
NOVEMBER 20 20 years ago (1994) What can the Brainerd Skate Center (in the former Brainerd Theatre building) be used for besides roller skating? Mike Ross, coach of the Brainerd Hockey Assn. Pee Wees B team, knows. He uses the center for a training ground for his 6th and 7th graders, skating on roller blades. 30 years ago (1984) To paraphrase the commercial, it's a long way from Canterbury Downs racetrack to Brainerd - but not to Steve Park and Mike Linn of RADCO Industries.
NOVEMBER 19 20 years ago (1994) St. Joseph's Medical Center is close to completing a deal that would give it control of the Pine and Lakes Clinic in Pine River, currently owned and operated by Dr. David Laposky. St. Joseph's already has similar arrangements with clinics in Pierz and Pequot Lakes. 30 years ago (1984) (Photo) Members of the Madden family, representing Madden's Resort, have donated 50 acres of land to the City of East Gull Lake for use at its airport. Jim Madden and Peg Madden (widow of the late Jack Madden) signed over the deed. 40 years ago (1974) Dr.
NOVEMBER 18 20 years ago (1994) The merger of Brainerd Community College and Brainerd Staples Technical College meant a new name was needed. From 150 suggestions, students and staff voted on five finalists and chose Central Lakes College. Now the state board thinks it might want to change it. 30 years ago (1984) Overall better height, improved shooting ability and greater quickness are assets the Warrior girls basketball team will bring to the court this year, says Coach Roger Nibbe. Tri-captains are Jane Williams, Sherri Kappes and Melanie Schissel. 40 years ago (1974) Capt.
NOVEMBER 17 20 years ago (1994) The calendar may say it's Thanksgiving week, but Christmas lights will shine in Gregory Park in Brainerd on Tuesday night. The annual tree-lighting is at 5:30 p.m. There will be free cookies, cider and sleigh rides. City skating rinks open Dec.10. 30 years ago (1984) (Adv.) Open a savings account at First Federal for $5,000 or more and get a stuffed "Baby Paul" - Free! Savings accounts pay 9% interest. Also, a 6-month savings certificate of $500 earns 10.11% interest; a 60-month certificate earns 11.19%.
NOVEMBER 14 20 years ago (1994) (Photo) Bill Sincock, a Kinship Partners volunteer, shows off a jacket during the Coats for Kids project last week. Kinship Partners, WJJY Radio and Crystal Cleaners co-sponsored the event that brought in 1,000 jackets, and Sunrise Sertoma donated 1,000 pairs of mittens. 30 years ago (1984) A former inmate in the Crow Wing County Jail has filed a $150,000 lawsuit against the county board for "pain and suffering" he underwent during a summer heat wave in 1983.