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This Was Brainerd - Aug. 22


  • 20 years ago (1998)

Around the time the city of Brainerd was established, a pioneer church was established on Aug. 13, 1872. And more than 125 years later, the 1st Congregational United Church of Christ is still thriving, boasting a strong congregation of 250 members.

  • 30 years ago (1988)

Bang Printing employees have called for a union vote Aug. 24 in hopes of creating job security. Voting will take place at the post office and polls will close at 4:30 p.m. General manager Con Bye said Bang is experiencing cash-flow problems because of rapid growth in the past six years.

  • 40 years ago (1978)

(Adv.) Try our Daily Specials! Monday: Double cheese burger and fries - $1.10; Tuesday: Double burger and fries - $1.00; Wednesday: California burger and fries - $1.00; Friday: Fish and chips - $1.20. Lou's Dairy Way - 1202 S. 6th Street.

  • 60 years ago (1958)

(Adv.) Everything Must Be Sold! Slightly Used 16-foot Pen-Yan Boat, with 25 HP Evinrude, battery, boat cover, spotlight, trailer and more - $995; 1958 Evinrude 50 HP electric start demonstrator - $675; Huge list of boats and motors. Brainerd Marine Supply.

  • 80 years ago (1938)

The Brainerd swim team climaxed the season with the Red Cross swim meet held at Lum Park. The meet featured a large delegation from C-I, whose Happy Abrahamson won the diving by a large margin, despite sustaining a head injury on a practice dive.

  • 100 years ago (1918)

County agent Colquhoun has arranged with the Dupont Powder Co. for a series of stump blowing demonstrations across the county from Aug. 29-31. Purpose is to show how to properly use dynamite to blow stumps, a practice that is often done incorrectly.