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This Was Brainerd - April 4

State Champion was this Brainerd amateur baseball team of 1894, which later saw two of those players advance to the major leagues. Pictured here are (front row) Frary, catcher; Phyle, rf-pit.; Howe, pit., rf; C. McCarthy, 1st; (middle row) Burgum, shortstop, W.P. Buckley, manager; Hill; 3rd; (back row) W. McCarthy, cf; Blandy, lf; Warner, 2nd. Source: 'Brainerd Minnesota 1871 - 1971'. Reproduced from the Centennial Edition of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Copyright 1971.

APRIL 4 

  • 20 years ago (1999)

Iowa State Univ. Junior, Jade O'Brien of Brainerd leads the Cyclones baseball team in RBIs and home runs, and has the second best batting average. He's hitting .320 with 5 homers and 25 RBIs. O'Brien is a three-year starter and has appeared in 94 consecutive games.

  • 30 years ago (1989)

As far as Mayor Bob Olson is concerned, time has run out for Colin Hall and his BITC project. The due date on $325,000 in loans to Trailer Systems 2000 came and went last week without payment. Olson claims that city losses on Hall's project could exceed $1 million.

  • 40 years ago (1979)

(Photo) Drivers at Glendenning Motorways in Brainerd held picket signs as Local 544 joined the nationwide Teamsters Union strike and lockout. The shutdown by 500 major trucking firms has caused only slight disruption thus far.

  • 60 years ago (1959)

The 300,000 cords of wood harvested in the Brainerd area each year are worth about $5 million, but the value jumps to $25 million when the wood is converted to finished products, according to the Northwest Paper Co. here. The wood is cut from about 4 million acres of commercial forest.

  • 80 years ago (1939)

The annual young people's Easter Sunday service and early morning breakfast will be held at Gregory Park on the corner of 5th and Juniper Streets. Service is at 5:40 a.m. with breakfast to follow at the Congregational Church. Members of the group come from 10 Brainerd churches.

  • 100 years ago (1919)

(Adv.) Our first showing of Easter Millinery - the week of April 7th! An endless variety of trimmed and tailored hats, in every smart style and popular color. The largest variety ever shown in this city - and moderately priced. Grandelmeyer's Hat Shop - 208 S. 6th Street.