20 years ago (2001)
The Brainerd Jaycees will donate $204,458 to non-profit organizations from the proceeds of its 11th Annual Ice Fishing Extravaganza, held in January on Gull Lake. Ed Vobejda, contest chairman, said that Confidence Learning Center will receive 70 percent of the donations, or $143,140.
30 years ago (1991)
It was a stunning weekend for Warrior athletes. Gymnast Julie Beasley won the state Class AA title in vault, scoring a 9.9 of 10.0 from all judges. Lance Hoff finished second in the 50 free at the state swim meet, breaking the school record. And Warrior wrestler Kirk Hayes took third in the 140-pound state Class AA division.
40 years ago (1981)
Brainerd's most successful hockey season in school history ended in OT as Fergus Falls shocked the No. 1 seeded Warriors 5-4 in the Section 8 quarterfinals. Coach Tom Younghans said “penalties killed us” as the final three Fergus goals came on power plays. Brainerd finished the season with a 17-3-1 record.
60 years ago (1961)
A voice she remembered hearing a few weeks earlier on radio station KLIZ was correctly identified as that of Warrior basketball coach Fred Kellett, winning many prizes for Cec Wallace, wife of Dispatch sports editor Jim Wallace. The “Mystery Voice” contest grand prize was an all-expenses paid weekend for two in Minneapolis.
80 years ago (1941)
Nineteen county men will enter military service for a year starting March 17, under the draft quota for the month. There are 12 volunteers ready to step forward, so there will need to be draftees for the first time – seven of them. There were six volunteers in the first quota, eight in the second and 18 last week – for 51 in all.
100 years ago (1921)
The Dispatch has been asked to call attention to the fact that the curfew is now in effect in this city. Mayor Frank Little informs us that he has ordered the police to strictly enforce the ordinance. It behooves parents to see that their children are home directly after the ringing of the bells at 9 p.m.