This Was Brainerd - Jan. 18
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1922.
20 years ago (2002)
Members of the Brainerd Jaycees received numerous honors at their state convention in Austin. Linda Vobejda was named the outstanding chapter president in the state. Tom Jay received the highest honor for outstanding service to the Jaycees. And Brainerd was voted the outstanding chapter in the state.
30 years ago (1992)
Boys' hockey coach Pat Forte constantly tells the Warriors to stay out of the penalty box. First period penalties have hindered Brainerd this year. Alexandria didn't get the message as Brainerd netted five power-play goals off Alex penalties in an important 8-3 conference win. Brainerd is now 9-3-1 overall.
40 years ago (1982)
Jim Caughey and Craig Bergren took individual titles and coach Bruce Thompson's Warriors racked up four seconds and two thirds to repeat as champs of the Columbia Heights Invitational wrestling tournament. Bergren at 157 pounds, was also a champ last year. Caughey, at 128, is now 13-3 on the season.
60 years ago (1962)
Build Brainerd, Inc. directors have announced payment of a three percent dividend on all shares of stock of record as of June 30, 1961. It is a for-profit organization dedicated to bringing new industry to Brainerd as well as helping existing industries.
80 years ago (1942)
Robert Anderson, 24-year-old son of R.N. Anderson, Brainerd, landed by parachute today after the plane in which he was riding ran out of gas. He and his flying instructor could not land the plane due to heavy fog, so they bailed out at 4,500 feet and landed in a farm field near St. Joseph. Their plane crashed in a nearby field. They were unhurt.
100 years ago (1922)
County attorney S.F. Alderman has completed his report to the state attorney general of criminal cases for 1921. There were 41 cases in district court and 131 cases in municipal court. Of these, 112 were convicted, and 50 of this number were under the influence of alcohol. Out of 24 game law cases, 23 were found guilty.