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This Was Brainerd - May 16

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 mom and daughter.
Baxter kindergartner Morgan McKenzie, from Deerwood, couldn't do much to help her grandmother who died from cancer last year. But in her honor, Morgan, shown here with mother Jennifer, went to Fine Line Hair Design to donate 12 inches of her golden brown hair to Locks of Love, which makes hairpieces for children with cancer.
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MAY 16

20 years ago (2002)

(Photo) Baxter kindergartner Morgan McKenzie, from Deerwood, couldn't do much to help her grandmother who died from cancer last year. But in her honor, Morgan, shown here with mother Jennifer, went to Fine Line Hair Design to donate 12 inches of her golden brown hair to Locks of Love, which makes hairpieces for children with cancer.

30 years ago (1992)

Brainerd High School grad Todd Revenig earned his eighth save of the season by retiring four batters as Huntsville won 7-6 over Knoxville in Class AA Southern League baseball. In 13 appearances, Revenig sports a 1.56 ERA and opponents are batting just .136 against him.

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40 years ago (1982)

An elated coach Darlene Palmer said, “Those were the two best games of the year for us,” as her Brainerd Community College softball team stopped Crookston 12-2 and 13-3 for a trip to state. There were led by hard-hitting Tammi DeRosier who went 7-for-8. She hit .597 on the season, ranked second in the nation.

60 years ago (1962)

Area school elections showed East Gull Lake voting 94 to 8 to approve consolidation with the Brainerd district. Meanwhile, the Brainerd school board saw its largest voter turnout in ten years re-elect incumbent Ray Madison, who had been renominated by petition, and newcomer Mrs. L.O. Hart to the two open positions.

80 years ago (1942)

Brainerd's city engineer said it appears that nothing will be done to keep the municipal airport open at this time. Federal regulations require that the seven planes stored in the hangar here must be dismantled, with engines locked in a separate building for the duration of the war. All guards have been released.

100 years ago (1922)

A land clearing demonstration at the George McKay farm brought out an attendance of more than 1,500 people yesterday. They viewed brush mowers, stump pullers and big plow breakers. But the highlight of the day was blasting an entire acre of stumps with one shot. The explosive used was picric acid left over from the Great War.

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