APRIL 23

20 years ago (1999)

After only seven games it appears this could be the Warrior baseball team's year - again. Brainerd improved to 7-0 in the conference and overall after an 11-7 win over Sartell. Jake Francis had a grand slam and Eric Bolt had his first relief appearance.

30 years ago (1989)

The murder trial of Charles Knox, 27, of Texas, went into its second week following the testimony of Richard "Wood Tick" Larson, of Nisswa. Knox is charged with two counts of second degree murder in the beating death of Michael Mahoney, 37, of Nisswa.

40 years ago (1979)

A substantial number of suspected cases of "red measles" have been reported in the past week among school children, particularly at the junior high and high school level. The absentee rate has climbed high enough to cause cancellation of a junior high band concert.

60 years ago (1959)

Voters in the Baxter school district will decide on whether to purchase additional land at the school election on May 19. If approved, the board will buy 40 acres east of Hwy 371 just north of Club LaGuyal. There is not enough land at the current school on Hwy 210 to build more classrooms.

80 years ago (1939)

A district court jury yesterday exonerated the Village of Ironton from all responsibility in the death of a 14-year-old boy who fell from the village water tank in 1937. The boy's father had sued the village for $10,000 for building the tank on a playground where children were invited to play.

100 years ago (1919)

Mrs. Ben Sheets, Ironton, demonstrated steely nerve when three big men, trying to buy liquor nearby, started using profane language. Her husband and a neighbor told them to stop that language and a fight ensued. Mrs. Sheets stuck a revolver in the men's faces and they fled. The gun was unloaded.