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This Was Brainerd - Aug. 28


  • 20 years ago (1998)

Sandy O'Day repeated as women's golf champion at Pine Meadows Golf Course in Brainerd, capturing her fifth title overall. Her previous titles were in 1982, 1994, 1995 and 1997. Verna Miller was second, with Joni Meyer and Tammy Olson tied for third.

  • 30 years ago (1988)

Arla Bollig and Darlene Palmer have been friendly rivals on the golf course for years. Yesterday they matched up again, this time for the women's club championship. Bollig won for the fourth time, having been champion in 1979, 1983 and 1984. Palmer is a two-time champ.

  • 40 years ago (1978)

Brainerd area youngsters trek to the classroom in August for the first day of school. But a funny thing happened over vacation: 84 students disappeared. Officials anticipated 6,064 students to show up but, when all registrations were in, only 5,980 will be there.

  • 60 years ago (1958)

Zonta, a Brainerd women's service club, was chosen in a drawing to send a member to Detroit this fall to take part in a consumer panel on automobiles conducted by the Gallup organization. Panel members will meet with Ford executives and with Henry Ford II.

  • 80 years ago (1938)

A telegram received here from Washington, DC, says a federal PWA grant of $128,655 will fund 45 percent of the cost to build new Whittier and Harrison grade schools. Earlier in the day the school board set Sept. 16 as the day when voters will be asked to approve bonds for the local share.

  • 100 years ago (1918)

The Gull Lake road, known also as State Road 7, has been under construction for 70 days and in spite of labor shortages has made good progress. Three very good reinforced concrete bridges are complete and the road should open at the end of the season.