20 years ago (2001)
The Warrior wrestling team defeated St. Cloud Apollo in a conference meet, 45-20. Brainerd won all but four matches. Among the noteworthy encounters were pins by Vince Sellnow at 103 pounds, Dan Jillison at 125 and Andy Pickar at 140.
30 years ago (1991)
The Warrior gymnasts weren't happy with their recent performances, so coach Dave Maras called a team meeting. It inspired the team, who then scored a new team record 144.35 to win their five-team invitational. Brainerd broke its old record of 144.1 attained last year at the Region 8AA meet.
40 years ago (1981)
(Photo) Gerry Spiess, the man who made history in a 1979 solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in his 10-foot sailboat “Yankee Girl,” will be the highlight attraction at the 3rd Annual Commerce and Industry Show in April. Spiess plans to leave California in June for a solo crossing of the Pacific to Australia.
60 years ago (1961)
(Photo) A professional diver descends under 20 inches of ice and 20 feet of water to check the bottom of the Northwest Paper Co. dam for debris that would hinder placement of a cofferdam needed for repairs. It was just 10 years ago that the spring flood washed out the paper mill dam.
80 years ago (1941)
Crosby's mayor, Dr. John Hawkinson, and theater owner Harvey Thirpe were safely back at C-I after their rescue from a lake north of Ely. They were in a party of seven that had flown there to fish, only to have a ski of the plane break through the ice. A rescue flight found them and ferried them back. All were safe and sound.
100 years ago (1921)
The Third Annual Ball of the Brainerd Musicians Union will be given Feb. 8 at Gardner Auditorium. The grand march starts at 9 p.m., led by Mayor Frank Little and his wife. The Brainerd Municipal Band will have the place of honor, followed by a 12-piece selected orchestra.