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This Was Brainerd - Feb. 10

A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1922.

Man holding fish at Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza.
The seventh time was the charm for Tracy Smith, 49. That's how many Brainerd Jaycee Ice Fishing Extravaganzas it took to win a prize, in his case first prize of a Ford pickup truck. The New York Mills man was watching his hole when a northern swam in. When it backed off he popped the jig, and it hit – a 9.3 northern winner.<br/>

FEBRUARY 10

20 years ago (2002)

(Photo) The seventh time was the charm for Tracy Smith, 49. That's how many Brainerd Jaycee Ice Fishing Extravaganzas it took to win a prize, in his case first prize of a Ford pickup truck. The New York Mills man was watching his hole when a northern swam in. When it backed off he popped the jig, and it hit – a 9.3 northern winner.

30 years ago (1992)

Lyle Hall and Carol Luther are going to need that Caribbean cruise. The Brainerd couple got married on the ice at Lake Edward in front of a 14-foot ice cross and a pastor's podium made of a block of ice. The bride and her party drove out by van, while the groom and his group waited in a fish house. Today they fly to Miami for a cruise.

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40 years ago (1982)

The county board put itself on a collision course with the DNR, voting to deny that body's request for permits to build a controversial public access on Round Lake. The proposed access on the lake's south shore has met with heated opposition from, among others, the Round lake Improvement Assn. The DNR, however, is already asking for bids.

60 years ago (1962)

Coach Fred Kellett put the Warriors into a stall with 2:30 to go and protecting a 10-point lead. It worked, as Brainerd scored the final 11 points for an 86-65 win over Little Falls. Dale Brown, fully recovered from his heel injury, led with 24 points, followed by Bill Laumann's 19 and Gerry Blanck's 16, both the latter two fouling out.

80 years ago (1942)

Of the three Brainerd Golden Glove fighters who fought in the opening round of the Northwest Tournament, only heavyweight Ray Windorski of Deerwood came through. He beat a soldier from Ft. Snelling as they battered each other in a spectacular bout before 4,000 fans. Windorski's superior conditioning was a factor.

100 years ago (1922)

Deputy Game Warden A.P. Cardle has seized four barrels of crappies which Minneapolis fishermen had caught at Bay Lake and were shipping to a commission house in Minneapolis. The fish had been caught in Bay Lake, which is closed to commercial fishing.

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A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.