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This Was Brainerd - Aug. 10


  • 20 years ago (1998)

The Mighty Gulls ended their season with a 4-2 win over the Grand Forks Channel Cats on Aug. 8. Brainerd's Josh Smith won the team's MVP award, named after the late Brainerd baseball booster, Maynard Ketterling.

  • 30 years ago (1988)

Musicians Grant Wilcox and Greg Theisen believe in their current project, a tape of 14 songs for families. To accomplish this they rented equipment from Minneapolis and set up a full 16-track recording studio in the Wilcox living room.

  • 40 years ago (1978)

The Bill Svendsens, owners of Earl's Furniture in Nisswa, are happy that a thief had a change of heart. On Aug. 5, Mrs. Svenden's purse was taken from the store. It contained $2,500 in checks and a quantity of cash. Yesterday it arrived in the mail with every check and cent of cash intact.

  • 60 years ago (1958)

C-I and Nisswa, the Great Central League's strongest teams were both victorious in the playoffs. C-I pounded out 19 hits to stop hapless Aitkin 26-0. Brainerd committed no errors while Nisswa made eight, but Nisswa won it in 10 innings, 8-7.

  • 80 years ago (1938)

The Crow Wing Co-op Power and Light Co. has been assured that an additional grant of funds will be made by the federal Rural Electric Assn. This will allow power lines, which now terminate at Breezy Point, to be extended north to Whitefish and Trout Lakes and west to Pine River.

  • 100 years ago (1918)

Louis Klun, Cuyuna, is an alien Austrian charged with running 48 quarts of whiskey into Indian country. He was apprehended at the "Four Corners" on Oak Street by Special Indian Agent Boyd. Klun is a former offender, arrested in January and released on his promise of good behavior.