MAY 31

20 years ago (2001)

Joseph Birmingham has been appointed by the MNSCU Board of Trustees as the new president of Central Lake College. He has a lengthy career in education, culminating in his current position with the Kansas Board of Regents where he oversees 30 community colleges. He replaces long-time CLC president Sally Ihne, who retires Aug. 14.

30 years ago (1991)

Trevor Wood has been named MVP of the Warrior boys tennis team. A senior at No. 1 singles, Wood was also named an all-conference scholar athlete. Scott Revenig and Jean Pomerleau were all-conference, and Brian Setzler and Ryan Liebel were named co-captains for next season.

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40 years ago (1981)

Melrose came from behind to beat Apollo, then caused unbeaten Brainerd (19-0) fits before the Warriors put them down 4-3 to win the South Region 8AA title. Bruce Bialka blanked Melrose until the seventh when they put up two unearned runs. Gary Borg came on in relief and struck out the final batter for the win.

60 years ago (1961)

The situation on the proposal to fluoridate the city's water supply is unchanged following a meeting of the Water and Light Board at which about 40 persons argued the pros and cons. The board let the matter rest until a vote of the people is held, but did not suggest if the vote would be binding or when the vote should be held.

80 years ago (1941)

(Adv.) Where to Dine and Dance Memorial Day: At Bar Harbor on famous Gull Lake, it's Joe Billo and his Orchestra; Dine at Myrt and Art's Hide-A-Way, west side of Gull Lake between Rocky Point and Bar Harbor; In Nisswa, it's Morans Cafe for food, and The Spotlite for dancing every night to Don Lannin's Minnesota Campus Band.

100 years ago (1921)

Military funerals were given on Memorial Day to two of our heroes brought back from France. Edward Olson was with the 313 Engineers, 88th Division, and Frederick Roll, also with the Army. Following the church service, the procession moved to the cemetery where prayers were read, the firing squad fired a salute and a bugler's taps were echoed by another.

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