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This Was Brainerd - May 3

MAY 3 

  • 20 years ago (1999)

Katie Johnson, competing in gymnastics, tennis and track, is Warrior female athlete of the year. Jared Reese - competing in football, hockey and track - and Joel Clough - football, basketball and track - shared the honor for male athlete of the year at the Warrior All-Sports Banquet yesterday.

  • 30 years ago (1989)

The Warrior girls' track team did nearly everything except beat Bemidji, narrowly losing 230.5 to 227.5. Jenny Johnson won the high jump, the 100 hurdles and the 300 hurdles. Tracey Brown took both the 200 dash and the 400 dash. Two relays set school records.

  • 40 years ago (1979)

(Photo) David Imgrund, Brainerd, shows off the 2-pound, 2-ounce brook trout he caught in April, 1978 out of Stony Brook, which was the largest taken in Minnesota last year. The prize fish earned him a "Best in State" citation from Sports Afield magazine, whose awards cover all 50 states.

  • 60 years ago (1959)

(Adv.) One night only at the Gull Drive-In Theatre, see Paul Newman starring as Billy the Kid in "The Left Handed Gun." At the Brainerd Theatre see unforgettable entertainment as Anthony Perkins and Audrey Hepburn star in "Green Mansions."

  • 80 years ago (1939)

Incorporation of Baxter Township into a village was requested in a petition before the county board at its meeting yesterday. After a favorable opinion by the attorney general, the board moved to accept the petition. Baxter township residents will vote on the matter May 25.

  • 100 years ago (1919)

Just 50 years ago on May 1, Anton Mahlum left Norway for England, and then to the new world, arriving in Brainerd in September, 1870. He may justly claim to being the city's oldest citizen. He farmed, worked for the railroad, was on Brainerd's first city council in 1875 and is now city clerk.