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This Was Brainerd - Feb. 23

FEBRUARY 23 20 years ago (1994) Sandee Sergott rolled games of 246, 289 and 265 for an 800 series in her Thursday night women's league, the highest women's series in Brainerd bowling association history. Her average is well into the 190s in all t...

FEBRUARY 23

20 years ago (1994)

Sandee Sergott rolled games of 246, 289 and 265 for an 800 series in her Thursday night women’s league, the highest women’s series in Brainerd bowling association history. Her average is well into the 190s in all three of the leagues that she bowls in.

30 years ago (1984)

The Brainerd City Council went on record supporting the abolition of abortion. The action followed warnings from some members that the council had no business dealing with the issue. Four councilmen voted in favor, two abstained and one was absent.

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40 years ago (1974)

(Adv.) Bar Harbor on Gull Lake! Steak Sandwich Special - $2.95 – served until 5 p.m. Plus a full menu, featuring Charcoal Steaks, Giant Lobster, Bar-B-Que Ribs and King Crab. Live entertainment by “Everyone’s Favorite” Pat Lee at the piano.

60 years ago (1954)

Brainerd area Boy Scouts are going to be busy “from sunrise to sunset” on Saturday collecting waste paper from households. Six troops will take place in the drive that covers Brainerd and Gull Lake area. Homeowners are asked to tie or box their paper for pickup.

80 years ago (1934)

Sheriff Frank Little is enroute to Seattle where he will take into custody Lorenzo Whitmarsh, accused of first degree burglary here last May. This follows months of work by private investigator Roy Zierke, who’d been assigned the case by the county attorney.

100 years ago (1914)

Si Hall, who had charge of the Rice Lake work in putting up ice for the Brainerd Ice Co., reports that 6,000 tons of ice were harvested for Brainerd use. At the same time, farmers were cutting ice on Boom Lake for use in the rural areas.

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