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This Was Brainerd - March 4

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

Two men in a hospital room at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Two young men hospitalized at St. Joseph's Hospital went public with their desire for pizza. David Brown, 18, is in a bodycast, and roommate Greg Hoffman, 21, is in traction. After three weeks of hospital food they put a sign in their window: “Help! Send Pizza.” They've already had a couple pizzas sent up.
Brainerd Dispatch

MARCH 4

20 years ago (2002)

After finishing fifth as a freshman, and fourth as a sophomore, Shaun Kennedy improved to third in state Class 2A diving. On the swim side, Ty Goeman took ninth in the 50 free, the 200 medley relay placed 10th and the 200 free relay took 14th. But the big story was eighth-grader Peter Goeman in a season-best 1:01.49 for 7th in the breaststroke.

30 years ago (1992)

It was a regular season to remember. Now comes crunch time (tournaments). The Warrior girls' basketball team, ranked fifth in the Class AA poll, belted Fergus Falls 78-43 to notch their school-record 21st victory against just one defeat. The previous program record was set by the 1977-78 squad that finished 20-1.

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40 years ago (1982)

(Photo) Two young men hospitalized at St. Joseph's Hospital went public with their desire for pizza. David Brown, 18, is in a bodycast, and roommate Greg Hoffman, 21, is in traction. After three weeks of hospital food they put a sign in their window: “Help! Send Pizza.” They've already had a couple pizzas sent up.

60 years ago (1962)

Brainerd's experienced 130-pound wrestler, Jim Borg, only a junior this year, captured third place at the 1962 state tournament in St. Peter. Borg defeated opponents from Albert Lea and St. Peter before losing to a Greenbush boy 4-3 in the last 20 seconds. Borg then beat wrestlers from Robbinsdale and Tracy for third place.

Man holding a northern pike.
A fine way to end the fishing season for Art Schwendeman, Brainerd. He proudly displays this 20-pound northern he caught last Saturday at 10 a.m. off Squaw Point on Gull Lake. It actually weighed over 22 pounds, but Schwendeman removed a two-pound tullibee from its stomach before returning to Brainerd.
Brainerd Dispatch

80 years ago (1942)

(Photo) A fine way to end the fishing season for Art Schwendeman, Brainerd. He proudly displays this 20-pound northern he caught last Saturday at 10 a.m. off Squaw Point on Gull Lake. It actually weighed over 22 pounds, but Schwendeman removed a two-pound tullibee from its stomach before returning to Brainerd.
100 years ago (1922)

Another sign of the approaching spring was the appearance of the popcorn wagon on the southeast corner of 6th and Laurel Streets. It has been nicely painted and decorated and supplied with new stocks. The wagon was towed into position by the Imgrund Garage's “Red Devil” service car.

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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.
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