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This Was Brainerd 0 Aug. 4

AUGUST 4 20 years ago (1995) Soon there may be a break for the owners of the Lake Hubert Store. The original store and post office was built on what was then a logging camp in 1908, before being replace by the current building in 1915. Owners Jon...

AUGUST 4

20 years ago (1995)

Soon there may be a break for the owners of the Lake Hubert Store. The original store and post office was built on what was then a logging camp in 1908, before being replace by the current building in 1915. Owners Jon and Jean Echternacht believe they have it sold to the Chuck Grillos.

30 years ago (1985)

Herb Stunek of Brainerd has retired from the Prudential Insurance Co.'s Brainerd office after 30 years with the company. Stunek, a native of Benton County, received many honors during his career and was active in the community, including as a volunteer Brainerd firefighter.

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40 years ago (1975)

Russell LaCourse has retired as vice president at First National Bank here after a 46-year career. He began at the bank as a teller in 1929, and was forced to open the vault by the Baby Face Nelson gang when they robbed the bank on October 23, 1933.

60 years ago (1955)

As part of the 10-day Brainerd - Life Magazine Festival, Front Street from 7th to 8th Streets in front of the freight depot will be roped off for square dancing. Callers from around the state will join Brainerd's H.A. Clark and Ray O'Reilly for dancing from 9 until midnight.

80 years ago (1935)

Skauge Drug holds the city kitten ball championship after last night's 9-2 win over Club Bars. P. Orvala led the Skauge attack with three hits in four at bats. Foster was the winning pitcher. Skauge advances to the district tournament scheduled here on Aug. 11.

100 years ago (1915)

(Adv.) Ladies! Darken your gray hair with grandmother's recipe of sage tea and sulfur. Look years younger! She brewed hers at home, but you can purchase Wyeth's Sage and Sulfur Compound for 50 cents a bottle. Restores natural color and stops dandruff and falling hair.

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