OCTOBER 8

20 years ago (1999)

Good teams win the close ones. Twice in one week the Warriors swept St. Cloud Tech 3-0. In the second match, Lisa Renneke had 12 kills, Julie Moran had 12, and Amber Haapajoki and Laura Bogenschutz each had 9, plus Bogenschutz had 29 set assists.

30 years ago (1989)

It's flu and bug season, and some potent strain is knocking people out of the workplace and sending kids home from school. County health officer Linda Hamilton says they don't know what variety it is as blood samples sent to be tested won't be back for 5-6 weeks.

40 years ago (1979)

Despite winning five of seven events, the Warrior boys' gymnastics team was shaded by the depth of Mounds View, 97.61 to 96.49. “It was a real heartbreaker,” said coach Paul Bloom, “but we had some great performances.” Tim Frazer took three firsts and Jeff Millam took two.

60 years ago (1959)

Dispatch city editor Bill Zickrick is eating crow (duck) today after his prediction of a poor duck opener turned into one of the best in years. Zickrick says he doesn't know where the birds came from, but he, like many others had plenty of shooting.

80 years ago (1939)

Brainerd outplayed Staples in the opening quarter, marching 78 yards for a TD. After that it was all Railroaders as they went 86 yards to score, with the Warriors leading 7-6 at the half. The stronger Staples eleven scored a TD and safety in the second half for a 15-7 win.

100 years ago (1919)

Axel Saunders, who enlisted in the Navy on April 12, 1917, visited relatives here last week. He has made 14 trips across to France and was on the San Diego when she was sunk, being lucky to be rescued. His sister is the celebrated Signe Saunders from Brainerd, who was with the Salvation Army in France.