20 years ago (1999)

For three summers Kyle Berg has been a promising baseball catcher who got the eye of college recruiters. But this football season the Brainerd running back blossomed with 1,800 yards of rushing and scored 168 points. He had at least one TD and rushed for 100 yards in every game.

30 years ago (1989)

A year can make a difference. Last year, the Warrior boys' hockey team opened the season with a 1-0 conference win over St. Cloud Cathedral. This year, they opened again against Cathedral, but skated away with an 8-0 victory. Brainerd coach Chuck Whalen said the difference was Cathedral's outstanding goalie last year.

40 years ago (1979)

Brainerd school district voters overwhelmingly rejected the thought of electing school board members by precinct rather than the current at-large system, defeating the measure by a 6-1 margin, 1,252 to 229. In Garrison, voters defeated the measure by a resounding 165 to 3.

60 years ago (1959)

San Cristobal, an island in the Galapagos group off the coast of Ecuador, has beckoned and a former Brainerd man and his family will move there with 100 other families to settle the 375 square mile island. Arnold Zak, 28, was born in Brainerd and in school here until age 17.

80 years ago (1939)

The state attorney general told the city council that they must rescind the 11th liquor license they had recently granted because Brainerd is authorized only 10. Two of the licenses are for the Elks and Moose, but allow sales to club guests. These could be changed to member-only licenses.

100 years ago (1919)

At its grand opening on Thanksgiving Day at 1 p.m., Fred Cook's bowling alleys were crowded all afternoon and evening. Some of the furnishings are yet to be installed, but the six alleys were in superb shape. The fat turkey offered for high score was won by two men who tied with 200.