20 years ago (2001)
When the Warrior volleyball team played St. Cloud Tech on Sept. 18, it took them five games to win the match. In the rematch, Brainerd needed just 90 minutes to bring home a 15-10, 15-9, 15-9 victory and push their conference record to 6-5 and overall to 16-11. Coach Heidi Hahn said it was a big win over a team with three players 6-1 or taller.
30 years ago (1991)
Confidence Learning Center has been good for Brainerd, and Brainerd has been good to the Center. So says Dick Endres, founder of the outdoor camp for the mentally disabled on Sylvan Lake. He has just been named Brainerd's 1991 Outstanding Citizen of the Year. There will be a banquet in his honor Nov. 23 at the Moose Lodge.
40 years ago (1981)
A county grand jury has returned indictments charging two Brainerd Water and Light officials with six counts each of theft, bribery and failure to pay over state funds in connection with sales of scrap copper wire. Also indicted was a scrap metal buyer, charged with theft, bribery and failure to keep proper records.
60 years ago (1961)
Don Benton's 733 rolled in the Twilighters League is the highest score in Brainerd league bowling this year. He didn't record a split or an open frame in games of 258, 257 and 218. But, Benton's sparkling score isn't the Brainerd record. That honor goes to Warren Johnson of Crosby who rolled a 735 here three years ago.
80 years ago (1941)
The 1941 Homecoming Queen was Irene Jokie, crowned at the football field Oct. 9, and led to the stage by the Warrior co-captains and her ten attendants. A snake-dance line with hundreds of students wound through downtown Brainerd, followed by Brainerd's 13-6 conquest of arch-rival C-I before 6,000 screaming fans.
100 years ago (1921)
Lillian Eubank is among the rising opera stars and currently a member of the Chicago Opera Co. She will give a recital Oct. 23 at the New Park Theatre under the auspices of the Brainerd Musical Club. She was with the Havana, Cuba opera last winter, and has performed extensively in Mexico and South America.