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This Was Brainerd - March 23

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

Three riders on horseback stop in front of a resort on Gull Lake.

MARCH 23

20 years ago (2002)

In Don Karlgaard's classroom at Brainerd High School energetic students work together to solve math problems. Karlgaard's technique in teaching is one reason he received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching. In a ceremony last week in Washington, DC he got a $7,500 teaching grant.

30 years ago (1992)

County attorney Jack Graham has a full plate just now. He's trying to bring to court the St. Colombo road access case and his appeal of the county attorney's office 1992 budget appeal. Plus, Graham is negotiating with developer Colin Hall in an attempt to resolve charges stemming from the Brainerd International Trade Centre case.

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40 years ago (1982)

Freshman Crystal Savage, winner of the State Class AA title on the uneven parallel bars, was named MVP by her teammates, and Outstanding Performer by her coaches. She was also rated in the Top 20 in the state in every event. Kathy Doran and Jane Matthies were chosen as 1983 co-captains.

60 years ago (1962)

The Rangers of C-I went down to defeat in the opening round of the state basketball tournament, but not without a brave fight. Before a packed house of 18,000 at Williams Arena, they took St. Louis Park to OT before losing 75-73. It turned into a free throw contest as 55 fouls were called.

80 years ago (1942)

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Yovanovisch, Ironton, burst into tears of joy when they received a letter from their son, Peter, whom they thought dead for more than two years. The brief letter, brought by the Red Cross, said Sam was in a concentration camp in Yugoslavia. The parents are sending a reply.

100 years ago (1922)

Police under the direction of Chief Varner carried out a raid last night, arresting seven poker players in the basement at 514 Front Street. The pool hall above was equipped with a button to warn the players below. Five men paid fines of $25 each, including a man who had a hand of three kings, beaten by a full-house of police.

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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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A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.