OCTOBER 8

20 years ago (2000)

The Warrior girls' swim team won five events and ran up 663 points to win its own invitational meet. Brainerd's Tara Schmidt took the diving event and Katie Lykins won the 100 free in 57.57. Also winning were the 200 free relay team, the 200 medley relay team and the 400 free relay team.

30 years ago (1990)

Another Jack Graham-Steve Rathke battle was joined when Graham supporters opened a write-in campaign for county attorney. Graham ran unsuccessfully against Rathke in 1982. “If people want change, I will return to clean up the county attorney's office,” he said. The two were in a stormy struggle in a child custody case that went to federal court.

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40 years ago (1980)

A highway traffic signal was heavily damaged after a semi-truck carrying wooden trusses to Gull Lake Lumber hit it while turning west on Washington Street from 6th Street yesterday. The truck carried 16 trusses, with eight of them – at $300 each – destroyed. Damage to the signal was $1,000.

60 years ago (1960)

The monthly police report showed that $427.50 was received for parking violations, led by 369 overtime parking tickets. There were 34 accidents during the month, with one pedestrian killed and six people injured. There were 67 cars involved in accidents. In addition, a number of arrests were made for larceny.

80 years ago (1940)

(Photo) There were no human fatalities in auto accidents the last few days in this area, but there was one fatality – a 50-pound raccoon, shown in the grasp of Marv Nutting. He was riding in the car driven by Franklin (Babe) Ebner, which hit the animal. It is the largest raccoon seen here in some time.

100 years ago (1920)

Mr. and Mrs. Rich Bush, he the brother of major leaguer “Bullet” Joe Bush, have returned from an auto tour of the west. At Santa Monica, Calif., they saw Tom Wood, who is working for several film companies and managing a dance pavilion in the evenings. A film with Tom playing a heavy comedy part will soon be released.

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