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This Was Brainerd - May 25

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

Baseball players celebrate a home run.
Joey Tautges welcomes Chris Klabo at home plate after after Klabo's walk-off home run in the eighth inning beat Bemidji 7-6. He also hit a two-run shot in the third; they were the first two homers of his varsity career. Brainerd now has home field advantage when they take on Fergus Falls in the third round of the Section 8, Class 3A tournament.<br/><br/><br/>
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MAY 25

20 years ago (2002)

(Photo) Joey Tautges welcomes Chris Klabo at home plate after after Klabo's walk-off home run in the eighth inning beat Bemidji 7-6. He also hit a two-run shot in the third; they were the first two homers of his varsity career. Brainerd now has home field advantage when they take on Fergus Falls in the third round of the Section 8, Class 3A tournament.

30 years ago (1992)

Frost on Memorial Day weekend? Yep. Roofs were white with frost at dawn in the Brainerd area and the official low was 32 degrees in Brainerd. The lowest reported temp was at Aitkin with 26 degrees. A lot of vacationers and cabin owners packed up early and left for home.

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40 years ago (1982)

(Photos) The big walleyes are hitting. Michael Baker, Iowa, hooked this 12-1 walleye on a Lindy Rig and leech in 20 feet of water at Pelican Lake. Mark Knutson, N. St. Paul, also used a Lindy Rig and leech to hook this 11-2 walleye in 12 feet of water at Rush Lake over the weekend.

60 years ago (1962)

(Photo) students at Baxter School sing “The Star Spangled Banner” as the flag pole in front of the present school is slowly lowered to the ground by a crane. As the pole neared the ground, two students carefully removed the flag. The ceremony was part of the ground breaking at the site of the new school addition.

80 years ago (1942)

Army nurse Hortense McKay, Brainerd, with the American forces on the fortress island of Corregidor in the Philippines, was listed as “missing,” in a communication received by her parents. Her sister, Mrs. Lloyd Gilbert, said there were about 80 nurses on the island being attacked by the Japanese.

100 years ago (1922)

There is a new kind of Peeping Tom pulling stunts on the south side. The other night he took a ladder from a neighboring house and propped it against a house so he could gaze into a second floor bedroom. There were footprints around the base. Neighbors think they know who he is and are preparing an unwelcome greeting.

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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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