AUGUST 20 20 years ago (1997) If she were a left-hander the Twins might give her a look. But pro prospect or not, 103-year-old Anna Saabye of rural Deerwood will bring new meaning to the term veteran pitcher when she throws out the first pitch on Lutheran Night at the Metrodome. 30 years ago (1987) A committee has recommended to the full school board that the Brainerd High School Kixters be allowed to attend the 1988 national danceline championships in Florida. They won the title in 1987. Coach Cindy Clough said the 45 girls would each pay their own way.
AUGUST 18 20 years ago (1997) Rain may have hampered races, but an estimated 110,600 race fans still spent their money in the lakes area during the Champion Auto Stores Nationals at BIR. Spending an average $100 a day for food, lodging, etc., they pumped $11 million into our economy said the Chamber. 30 years ago (1987)
AUGUST 17 20 years ago (1997) Marsh Airhart's 1932 Pontiac Sport Coupe, one of only four such vehicles still in existence, won four major auto awards in the past month. The car has won more than 150 first place and best of show awards in the past five years. Airhart lives in rural Brainerd. 30 years ago (1987) The Brainerd Braves went to the Region 8C baseball tournament in Avon this weekend and now they're making reservations for the state tournament. They beat Flensburg 4-2 behind two, two-run homers by Gary Revenig, and then stopped Holdingford 2-0.
AUGUST 16 20 years ago (1997) More people are flying from Brainerd in response to reduced airfares from Northwest Airlines. Compared to last year, boardings were up 19 percent in April, 31 percent in May and 35 percent in June. Officials here hope those numbers will push Northwest to increase flights. 30 years ago (1987) (Photo) Pete Musty and Mike Wood, both of Brainerd, combined to win the boys' 18-and-under tennis championship at the Junior Open sponsored by Brainerd Community Education. In singles play, Musty edged Wood 6-3, 6-4 for the title.
AUGUST 15 20 years ago (1997) The Emily branch of the 1st National Bank of Crosby was robbed at 9:25 a.m. by a man reportedly armed with a small revolver. Mike Flanagan, 13, was across the street from the bank when a car pulled up and a man with a ski mask got out. The same bank was robbed at gunpoint in 1995. 30 years ago (1987)
AUGUST 14 20 years ago (1997) Brainerd resident Chuck Halsted was one of 12 charter members inducted into the Two Harbors High School Athletic Hall of Fame last weekend. The former football coach and athletic director for the Agates graduated from Brainerd High School in 1946. 30 years ago (1987)
AUGUST 13 20 years ago (1997) As negotiations continue between the school district and Potlatch on a 330-acre parcel of land in Baxter for a possible school site, Crow Wing Township offered another possibility. The site, located in a proposed 65-acre industrial park, is just a half-mile from the proposed bypass. 30 years ago (1987)
AUGUST 11 20 years ago (1997) More than $45,000 was raised this past weekend as part of the Relay for Life, a team event to fight cancer. More than 300 people participated in the walk, which began at 7 p.m. and finished at 7 a.m. at Don Adamson Field. More than 10,000 illuminaries were lighted. 30 years ago (1987)
AUGUST 10 20 years ago (1997) (Adv.) Our 3rd Annual Chardonnay Sale! Gallo Sonoma County Chardonnay with an 87 rating - $6.97; J Lohr Chardonnay - $10.57; Corbett Canyon Chardonnay - $6.97; Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay - $8.97. Esser's Warehouse Liquors - Baxter & Brainerd. 30 years ago (1987) (Photo) SGT Larry Britton and Staff SGT Tom Swanson, both of Brainerd, prepare a meal in the field for soldiers of the 1/194th Cavalry Squadron. National Guard units from Brainerd and Aitkin are just completing two weeks of summer training at Camp Ripley.
AUGUST 9 20 years ago (1997) Granny's Pub and Channel Inn on the Gull Lake narrows has been purchased by the owners of Zorbaz Pizza and Mexican Restaurant. The new owners said they could not disclose future plans for the facility. There are Zorbaz in Crosslake, Pine River and Detroit Lakes. 30 years ago (1987)