JUNE 18 


  • 20 years ago (1999)

John Prozinski is making Brainerd proud. The local man was recently elected as the 80th president of the U.S. Jaycees at their national convention at Niagara Falls, New York. He is thankful for the support he's received from Jaycees throughout the Brainerd area.


  • 30 years ago (1989)

Mayor Bob Olson went 7-for-9 Monday night with mayoral appointments but struck out in a repeat attempt to appoint Irene Johnson to the Public Utilities Commission. When that failed, Olson put forward Ray Shortridge for a second time, but that failed on a 4-3 vote.


  • 40 years ago (1979)

(Adv.) They're Back! "Skunk Hollow" - The good times roll when the Skunks hit the stage with their special blend of Rock-a-Billy Swing. No cover on Mon. or Tues. Serving full dinner menu and Super Sandwich Bar. Waterfall Inn - 6 miles north on Hwy 371.


  • 60 years ago (1959)

(Adv.) Tonight at the Paramount Theatre see Sophia Loren and Anthony Quinn in "The Black Orchid." At the Brainerd Theatre it's a double feature: "The Party Crashers" and "As Young As We Are." Starting tomorrow see "Gigantis - The Fire Monster," it roasts anybody in its path."


  • 80 years ago (1939)

A crowd of 1,500 thrilled to the fine choral music of the massed concert of the American Union of Swedish Singers. The 200 singer group performed nine numbers in the Washington High School gym, while the Brainerd City Band played a number of selections.


  • 100 years ago (1919)

(Adv.) Announcement! The Olympia Candy Kitchen has installed apparatus for manufacturing ice cream that is the last word in efficiency. From now on we will make all our own - no substitutes. It's going to be the talk of the town. Olympia Candy Kitchen - 612 Front Street.