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This Was Brainerd - March 27

MARCH 27 20 years ago (1994) Jackie Bye, daughter of Conrad and Carolyn Bye, Nisswa, has been named to the dean's list at the Univ. of Puget Sound. Last year, Bye took a leave of absence to tour with "Up With People." After graduation in May she ...

MARCH 27

20 years ago (1994)

Jackie Bye, daughter of Conrad and Carolyn Bye, Nisswa, has been named to the dean’s list at the Univ. of Puget Sound. Last year, Bye took a leave of absence to tour with “Up With People.” After graduation in May she plans to enter the Peace Corps.

30 years ago (1984)

It ended, as they say, not with a bang but a whimper. In an ironic twist of fate, embattled Pelican Township Clerk Bob Curtis lost his 13-year township post to the woman he had defeated in a coin toss two years ago – Florence Wick. Curtis gave Wick her oath of office.

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40 years ago (1974)

Bond was set in county court at $5,000 each for five Crosby men and one from Deerwood charged with aggravated assault in the beating of a Crosby policeman. Policeman James Peterson was called to a domestic disturbance when he was attacked.

60 years ago (1954)

For the first time in Brainerd history, the Warriors are in the finals of the state basketball tournament, thanks to a thrilling 57-56 win over the towering Austin Packers, the pre-tourney favorite. Brainerd will play Bemidji tonight in an all-northern final.

80 years ago (1934)

One of the ocean’s most awe-inspiring mysteries is on display at the local Red Owl Meat Market. It’s a jumbo deep-sea halibut with head and fins on. The head of this curious fish has both eyes on one side. Some countries forbid leaving the head on the fish.

100 years ago (1914)

Miss Emily Johnston, an English teacher at the high school, has gone to Billings, Mont., to accept a position in the schools where she will draw $1,200 this year and $1,400 next year. At Brainerd her salary was $85 a month, or $765 for the year.

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