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This Was Brainerd - May 13

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

A man sitting behind a desk.
Harvey Shew, 63, is retiring as principal at Franklin Junior High after a 40-year career. He says he “started at the bottom” as a student and worked his way up to principal. He's taught about every possible course, coached a championship football team, and even took off three years to serve as a PT boat commander in WWII.
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MAY 13

20 years ago (2002)

After hearing testimony from both sides, the county board unanimously adopted its first dog ordinance. It requires the dog to be on its owners property, obedient to voice command, in a vehicle or on a leash. Fines for violation can range up to $300. There were a number of rural people who said the new law wasn't needed, just common sense.

30 years ago (1992)

After discussing concerns about parking and trying to define how long is temporary, the city planning commission recommended approval of a conditional use permit for portable classrooms near Washington Middle School. Two portable buildings will accommodate four classrooms and will be placed on permanent foundations.

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40 years ago (1982)

(Photo) Harvey Shew, 63, is retiring as principal at Franklin Junior High after a 40-year career. He says he “started at the bottom” as a student and worked his way up to principal. He's taught about every possible course, coached a championship football team, and even took off three years to serve as a PT boat commander in WWII.

60 years ago (1962)

The Minn. Dept. of Education has turned down five proposed plats for school consolidation from this area. These include Pequot Lakes with Nisswa, and south Nisswa with Brainerd. The commissioner of education says there are a number of irregularities that need correcting before approvals can be given.

80 years ago (1942)

(Adv.) Remember – For Fun It's Bar Harbor! Opening for the season on May 29th. Dance to “Cec” Hurst and his 10- Piece Orchestra – with dancing every night. Engage our big 25-passenger Chris Craft Cruiser for boat trips. Also, it will bring your party to Bar Harbor from any resort on Gull Lake.

100 years ago (1922)

The bird house that has been on display at the Chamber of Commerce office was recently bought by the Brainerd Musical Club. They gave it to the park board to install in Gregory Park to house purple martins. The club will purchase similar bird houses for the park board to install in other parts of the city.

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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 1922.

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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 1922.