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This Was Brainerd - Feb. 24

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

John Ward
John Ward, a special education teacher at Franklin Junior High, has been named Brainerd Teacher of the Year. He's shown here in an animated pose as he gives his students examples of overcoming obstacles and other people's expectations, which he has done in his own life.<br/>
Brainerd Dispatch

FEBRUARY 24

20 years ago (2002)

As the Warrior gymnasts finished seventh in team competition at the state meet, freshman Kathleen Lorenz was having a great meet individually. She finished 10th in all-around with a school-record 37.85 points. Her best finish was a school-record 9.7 on the balance beam, placing her sixth.

30 years ago (1992)

(Photo) John Ward, a special education teacher at Franklin Junior High, has been named Brainerd Teacher of the Year. He's shown here in an animated pose as he gives his students examples of overcoming obstacles and other people's expectations, which he has done in his own life.

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40 years ago (1982)

(Adv.) Hard to believe, Hard to choose, Easy to swallow! You can pick any of these three dinners and the price is just $4.99. 21 Shrimp Dinner, Special Cut Filet of Sirloin Steak, or Seafood Platter. And all three come with our salad bar. Mr. Steak – 724 W. Washington Street – Brainerd.

60 years ago (1962)

Cloquet was 15-2 on the season – then they met Brainerd. They outhustled the Warriors in the first half and only trailed by six points. But Brainerd, led by Dale Brown, poured in 30 points in the third quarter and rode it to an 86-65 victory. Brown led with 25 points, Bill Laumann had 19, Bob Rofidal 17 and Russ Akre 13.

80 years ago (1942)

You may have to keep your old 12-gauge shotgun working for a long time. Brainerd store owners will have to abide by government orders that the sale of such guns is allowed only to federal, state or local governments for use by guards and for war factory protection. All sales to hunters have been banned.

100 years ago (1922)

Joe Durant, charged with selling liquor to a minor, pleaded guilty in district court before Judge McClenahan. He was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail and a fine of $150. If the fine isn't paid, the culprit will have to serve another 50 days in jail.

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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.
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