JULY 28 20 years ago (1996) In an investigation into numerous check forgeries, Brainerd police and sheriff's deputies raided a residence at Stoneybrook Trailer Park and another on Barbeau Road. They found stolen checks and check-imprinting equipment. A 20-year-old was arrested. 30 years ago (1986) Glenn "Chico" Resch, the Philadelphia Flyers goalie who lives here during the summer, defeated Gary Kohls of Pequot Lakes to take the 2nd Annual Over-35 Tennis Tourney at the Brainerd high school. Susan Pomerleau and Paul Milloy won the mixed doubles.
JULY 27 20 years ago (1996) It's on to district competition for Brainerd's American Legion baseball team. Brainerd advances with an 8-2 win over Little Falls which was a combination of Luke Weiland's stellar complete game pitching, plus horrible defense by Little Falls. 30 years ago (1986)
JULY 25 20 years ago (1996) The Brainerd VFW baseball team won the Subdistrict 6 North Half championship with a 6-1 victory over Menahga. Blake Platisha had two hits in the championship game and Matt Parker was the winning pitcher. Earlier, Brainerd defeated C-I and Wadena. 30 years ago (1986)
JULY 26 20 years ago (1996) Airports nationwide have been on alert after Pres. Clinton urged an increase in security in wake of the TWA Flight 800 explosion. Steve Sievek, Brainerd airport manager, says we are unaffected as there are no commercial interstate or international flights here. 30 years ago (1986)
JULY 24 20 years ago (1996) Has Jade O'Brien been eating his Wheaties? No. Actually he had Chinese and Mexican yesterday before leading Brainerd to a 7-3 win over Little Falls in American Legion tournament play. He went 3-for-4 with two homers and drove in four runs. 30 years ago (1986)
JULY 22 20 years ago (1996) Becky Tilbury always thought she'd be the one to save her daughter's life, if needed. But two weeks ago, Becky fell and lost consciousness. Her daughter, Madelyn, 4, calmly called 911 as she'd been taught. First responders said that phone call saved the mother's life. 30 years ago (1986) (Photo) A worker loads railroad ties from the BN tie-treating plant on the Brainerd-Baxter border onto waiting railroad cars. This will be the last season for the plant, which will close in August, resulting in the loss of 14 of the 24 jobs.
JULY 21 20 years ago (1996) Expanding the job base and economic health of Crow Wing County has led to some notable success stories for Brainerd Lakes Area Development Corp. and Cuyuna Range Economic Development. The two have combined efforts to attract higher paying jobs here. 30 years ago (1986)
JULY 20 20 years ago (1996) Steve Fellegy of Aitkin is in third place and Bob Hanson of Pequot Lakes is in fifth place following first-day competition at the Professional Walleye Trail tournament in Lake Huron. Dean Springer leads with 49.50 pounds, Fellegy has 46.42 and Hanson has 45.07. 30 years ago (1986) (Adv.) We have 19 entrees priced from $3.95 to $7.95! Plus many other delicious dinners such as: Broiled Split Shrimp - $10.95; Filet Mignon - $11.95; Sweet and Sour Chicken - $7.95. Pauline's Restaurant - Across from Mills Fleet Farm.
JULY 19 20 years ago (1996) Nisswa officials asked residents of East Linden Boulevard to please be patient one more month after living with foul odors from the city's sewer system, installed in 1991. City engineer Bill Cheney is testing chemicals that may eliminate the rotten egg smell. 30 years ago (1986)
JULY 15 20 years ago (1996) Is a $3.5 to $4 million expansion project in Pillager School's future? Several Pillager citizens attended the school district's town meeting as Neal Gaalswyk presented the findings of a comprehensive study done by a team of consultants. 30 years ago (1986) The county board voted 4-1 with Mary Koep opposed to get into the liability insurance business. The insurance committee had recommended self-insuring for general liability and auto insurance because cost of such insurance has escalated rapidly in recent years.