APRIL 21

20 years ago (2001)

Mary (Houle) Streiff will be inducted into the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame in a sport she originally detested. Streiff, A Warrior gymnast who went to the state meet twice in the parallel bars, was dragged into diving as a sophomore. She went on to qualify three times for the NCAA Div. II diving meet, finishing 8th in the nation and earning All-American honors.

30 years ago (1991)

Kory Adair made his first start for the Warrior baseball team memorable, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning before giving up a single to St. Cloud Apollo. A batch of errors made it difficult for Brainerd to escape with a 5-4 win. But that was far better than the 24-1 pasting Brainerd took from St. Cloud Tech the day before.

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40 years ago (1981)

The city council last night gave approval for a $900,000 municipal bond for a new medical office building to be built on S. 6th Street north of the Holiday Inn. Glen Gustafson, attorney for the project, said the building will house six doctors and dentists, plus a drug store to be leased to Service Drug.

60 years ago (1961)

A move to get Brainerd's PTA groups to support fluoridation of city water started here two months ago. To date, five PTA group – Lincoln, Whittier, Harrison, Garfield and Lowell – have passed resolutions of support petitioning the city council to add fluoride. Previous efforts have died with the Water and Light board.

80 years ago (1941)

Joseph Ruttger, Sr., 81, founder of Ruttger's Lodge on Bay Lake, and one of the earliest settlers of that community, died yesterday after several months' illness. Ruttger homesteaded at Bay Lake in 1886 and founded the lodge in 1890. One of his four sons, Alex, currently operates the resort.

100 years ago (1921)

Under the direction of its leader, Charles Stadlbauer, the drum corps of the Elks Lodge is making rapid progress. Interest is high because of the addition of four trumpets to the battery of snare drums and bass drums. The trumpets are of the Gabriel kind, five feet long, and are guaranteed to wake the dead.

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