OCTOBER 9 20 years ago (1995) (Photo) Grant Haglin of rural Brainerd became the youngest dog handler in the United States to win a licensed field trial. Haglin, 16, won the event with Cadillac Jack and placed fourth with Pine Shadows Kodiak. Both dogs are English springer spaniels. 30 years ago (1985) A special county panel is being set to examine the future of the position of treasurer, now that Doug Anderson has resigned. One possibility is to combine the treasurer and auditor's offices.
OCTOBER 8 20 years ago (1995) If you've coached football for 34 seasons you think you've seen everything. But Brainerd's Ron Stolski saw a first when St. Cloud Tech beat the Warriors 7-6 without gaining a first down or passing for a single yard. They fell on a fumbled punt attempt in the end zone for their score. 30 years ago (1985) More than three months after the conclusion of the high school baseball season, it was announced that the Warrior's Travis Peterson was named to the all-state team, though as an outfielder - a position he never played.
OCTOBER 7 20 years ago (1995) The owner of a local supermarket is now a super owner. Steve Quisberg, of S & R Quisberg Co., has been named 1995 Grocer of the Year by the Minnesota Grocers Assn. Steve and his wife, Ruth, own and operate County Markets in Brainerd and Baxter, and Garrison Super Valu. 30 years ago (1985) Ten property owners in southwest Brainerd have brought suit against the city, charging that "arbitrarily" rezoning two tracts of land in their neighborhood for apartments would adversely affect their property values.
OCTOBER 6 20 years ago (1995) The East Gull Lake wastewater treatment system, currently inundated because of heavy rains, has other problems. Its Pine Beach plant, which serves two large resorts, plus residences, is almost at its Minn. PCA permit capacity. The city is seeking an expanded permit. 30 years ago (1985) Dale Nathan, retired vice provost of Brainerd Community College, received the college's second annual Distinguished Service Award at the BCC Homecoming festivities.
OCTOBER 5 20 years ago (1995) The Heartland Symphony Orchestra, which serves central Minnesota with several concerts a year, is in real need of violinists. Their newsletter says though they gained several string players after an appeal through the media, they still are in great need. 30 years ago (1985) (Photo) George Callahan, who celebrates his 109th birthday today, shared a smile and a handclasp with Lana Damm, activity assistant at Bethany Good Samaritan.
OCTOBER 2 20 years ago (1995) The vote came down to Mayor Bonnie Cumberland. She voted no. The issue was a salary increase for Brainerd city elected officials. She is only asked to vote to break a tie, and this is the first time that's occurred since her election as mayor in 1990. 30 years ago (1985) It's worthy to note that, this week, the color guard and escort of Brainerd's American Legion Post 255 celebrates 50 years of continuous service. They are believed to be the only units in the state with this record.
OCTOBER 1 20 years ago (1995) Cousins Subs defeated Dettbarn's 8.5 to 7.5 to win the Men's Twilight League golf championship at Pine Meadows. Team members were Rick Harms, Vern Moore, Jack Fish, Tom Broekemeier, Mike Nelson, Mel Olson, Will Stoxen and Denny Martin, who scored a hole-in-one. 30 years ago (1985) County treasurer Doug Anderson, who has worked in the county treasurer's office for nearly 40 years, told the county board he wants to retire on Nov. 8. Because of health issues, the 63-year-old would like to spend winters in a warmer climate.
SEPTEMBER 30 20 years ago (1995) Opponents think a new runway at the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport will cause environmental ruin and economic ruin. Proponents say it's necessary to keep the airport and the lakes area viable into the 21st Century. A public hearing will give both sides a chance to speak. 30 years ago (1985) Brainerd High School teacher Guy Doud, who feels that education should "make us feel better about ourselves," was named the 22nd Minnesota Teacher of the Year at a conference in Bloomington.
SEPTEMBER 29 20 years ago (1995) (Photo) Two members of the Brainerd High School A Capella Choir ask fans at a recent Warrior football game to "buy a cush for your tush." The seat cushions are a fund raiser to finance the choir's trip to England. They also did car washes and a helicopter bean bag drop. 30 years ago (1985) (Adv.) For Sale or Lease! Prefer a local investor to continue a long standing tradition.
SEPTEMBER 28 20 years ago (1995) A suspect in four Minnesota bank robberies, including Brainerd, was killed in a police shootout in Grand Rapids. The suspect, who robbed banks in Medford, Princeton and Montgomery, may have been the lone gunman who robbed the Northern National Bank on S. 6th Street on Aug. 16. 30 years ago (1985) The Warrior football team, which darted to a 14-point lead last week against Alexandria, only to lose by seven, went up by 14 against Hibbing last night. This time a goal-line stand saved a 20-14 win.