This Was Brainerd - June 8

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

The state hospital campus on Highway 18.


20 years ago (2002)

The Warrior girls' softball team gave it all they had but came up just short in their first appearance in the state Class 3A softball tournament. Chayci Rutz singled in the bottom of the 12th inning for the winning run as Prior Lake beat Brainerd 2-1. Erin Donnelly pitched all 12 innings for Brainerd, which left 15 runners on base.

30 years ago (1992)

A city council committee hammered out a plan as to how they will proceed with the city hall renovation project after bids came in too high. They enacted a long list of cuts to bring the cost down $145,000 and agreed to spend an added $130,000 to bring the final project to $1.3 million.


40 years ago (1982)

Two Warrior baseball players have been named to the All-Central Lakes Conference team. Brainerd was 13-5 this season. Senior shortstop Rob Veith hit .460 and led the team in hits, 23, and runs 23. Pitcher Bruce Bialka went 6-2, had an ERA of 1.51, gave up 29 hits in 51 innings and struck out 62.

60 years ago (1962)

After an opening round of 73, Brainerd Junior College golfer Chuck Chalberg fired rounds of 70 and 69 to move into third place in the National Junior College tournament. His 212 total is just three strokes behind a golfer from Texas, with a final round today.

80 years ago (1942)

The Crow Wing County Red Cross chapter has received a note of thanks from children in war-torn England who received packages of gifts sent them recently. Included was a personal note from Mrs. Winston Churchill, wife of the prime minister. “I thank you all from my heart,” said Mrs. Churchill.

100 years ago (1922)

The Woodhead Motor Co. received a large shipment of Fords delivered by rail here yesterday. The company hauled them from the depot to the Woodhead display rooms by stringing them in line behind a Fordson Tractor, which hauled them through the streets.


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