This Was Brainerd - Jan. 26
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)
Happy birthday, Mike Zauhar. The Warrior senior celebrated his 19th birthday by scoring 28 points in the thrilling 74-69 win over Sartell. Zauhar, who had erupted for 30 points against Bemidji, was an eye-opening 10-of-11 from the field, and added eight rebounds and three steals. “The shots are just falling,” Zauhar said of his last two games.
30 years ago (1992)
Jenna Hanson was second in the classical race and Jaime Mueller second in freestyle to lead the Warrior girls' cross country team to a second place finish at the ABC Relays in Coon Rapids. “Our girls' finish was a nice surprise,” said Warrior coach Todd Lyscio. “To be second down here is really something.”
40 years ago (1982)
The county sheriff's office today is looking for a snowmobiler who temporarily blinded a deputy with a chemical spray last night, then fled. Deputy Greg Stenglein investigated two snowmobiles stopped on Lower Roy Lake Road. An argument ensued and one man “maced” Stenglein's face. Despite being blinded, he managed to get out an alert.
60 years ago (1962)
Prospects for another “full house” for the Rafael Mendez trumpet concert were enhanced by area schools which sent in requests for over 200 tickets, according to band director Dan Campbell. When Mendez first appeared here in 1956, so many area students came that the concert had to be moved from the auditorium to the gym.
80 years ago (1942)
A Merrifield man, age 55, was fined $100 and court costs for selling protected game fish – namely 19 crappies. Half the fine was suspended when he paid $50 plus costs. Two young Staples men were find $27 each for trapping muskrats out of season. A companion was fine $5.95 for tearing down resort signs.
100 years ago (1922)
Sheriff Claus Theorin is saving the county money on trials. He secured the confession of a Deerwood man charged with second degree grand larceny, who was then sentenced. Another Deerwood man, charged with arson in the third degree, confessed and will soon be serving his sentence at Stillwater.