FEBRUARY 26

20 years ago (2000)

The Warrior gymnastic team scored 142.55 points to finish in 7th place in the state meet. Mollie Smith had Brainerd's highest score on floor with a 9.225, and her 9.6 on vault tied her for 3rd place. Amanda Rau stuck her dismount on bars for a 9.65, which is a Brainerd school record and tied her for best score in the meet.

30 years ago (1990)

After graduating 11 of 13 starters and finishing second at state in 1989, no one thought the Warrior wrestlers could contend for a return trip this year. But Brainerd made dramatic strides during a rebuilding season and wrestled Rocori for the Region 8AA championship, falling just short at 27-19.

40 years ago (1980)

Peer pressure – the kind that encourages student athletes to drink or use drugs – sparked a school board decision to dramatically change its suspension policy. As of March 1, athletes can be suspended for “being in the presence” of those using drugs and alcohol, even if they themselves do not use them.

60 years ago (1960)

(Adv.) Double Feature – Ends Tonight! From a teenage rebel . . . to a mad-dog slayer, it's “Cry Baby Killer,” starring Harry Lauter and Carolyn Mitchell, plus Jack Nicholson. Also, youth on the loose in “Hot Rod Girl,” starring Lori Nelson and John Smith, with Chuck Connors. Paramount Theatre.

80 years ago (1940)

“Gone with the Wind,” adapted from Margaret Mitchell's novel of the Old South, and the most talked-about motion picture in decades, will open at the Paramount Theatre on April 7 for one week. Manager August Kubiak had to out-bid theaters in larger towns to get the movie this early.

100 years ago (1920)

Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615 will initiate the first of several large classes, this one being 50 new Elks, on March 4. The present officers have perfected themselves in ritualistic work. The area of the local lodge stretches to Walker, Staples, Aitkin and Fort Ripley. They hope to bring in 500 new members by summer.