This Was Brainerd - Jan. 27
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)
(Photo) Chris Jordan clears the puck from an Anoka-Hennepin player as the Warrior adapted floor hockey team scored a 7-1 victory and brought their season record to 3-2. With one of Brainerd's leading players out for disciplinary reasons, Doug Ream stepped up with a hat trick and Jordan had two goals.
30 years ago (1992)
Rep. Kris Hasskamp, DFL-Crosby, announced another hearing on the proposed Cuyuna Range State Park will be held Jan. 30. The hearing will run from 7:30-9:00 p.m. At the Cuyuna Range Elementary School. Nine legislators from environment, economic development and tourism committees have been invited.
40 years ago (1982)
No injuries were reported when an artillery round fired at Camp Ripley accidentally skipped across the impact area and landed on private property on Route 1, Fort Ripley. The 105mm round landed 2,000 meters outside the impact area and about 200 meters east of the Mississippi. All ranges at the camp are closed while an investigation continues.
60 years ago (1962)
Warrior wrestlers, now have won six of their eight matches this year, but had to drop weight to do it. They stopped Grand Rapids 24-20, ending that team's 29 straight dual victories. Jim Borg, John Faust, Tim Parker and Bill Sandison all wrestled one weight lower, though Dave Rogosheske moved from 177 up to heavyweight.
80 years ago (1942)
The all-out war effort finds the waitresses at Starrell's Cafe cooperating by wearing cotton stockings instead of silk, in the belief that sacrifices are necessary to preserve supplies of items in short supply. For a girl this is a real sacrifice, but one cheerfully made at the Brainerd cafe.
100 years ago (1922)
Joe Cunningham, who died at Gull River, was an aged veteran of the Civil War. Rev. E.J. Caldwell of Brainerd preached the funeral service. Many Pillager American Legion men attended the service and their post sent a beautiful spray of flowers.