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This Was Brainerd - Nov. 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.

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NOVEMBER 16

20 years ago (2002)

Eldon Tharp knew he had a problem. He had intermittent internal bleeding, but doctors couldn't find the cause. Then he became the first patient in Brainerd to swallow a tiny camera – the size of a large vitamin pill. Doctors used the camera images to diagnose Tharp's problems, then removed part of his small intestine to correct it. He's feeling fine now.

30 years ago (1992)

Newton Bell, 67, of Little Falls, has a destructive habit. Drunk driving. After 13 DUI convictions over the past 34 years, Bell was arrested after leaving a bar in August. He was again charged with DUI, plus refusing to take a DUI test, driving without a license and driving without insurance.

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40 years ago (1982)

Two attempts to change the city charter were shot down last night as council members failed to reach unanimous agreement on an expanded water and light board or a public safety director. About 20 firefighters applauded councilman Frank McCarthy, who expressed his opposition to having one person head both police and fire departments.

60 years ago (1962)

(Adv.) Saturday Matinees at local theaters! At the Paramount, see this wonderful picture, “The Five Pennies,” with Danny Kaye as Red Nichols, and featuring Louis Armstrong. At the Brainerd Theatre, see the Kiddies Show, featuring “Comanche” and “Beast of Hollow Mountain,” plus 5 cartoons. Admission just 25 cents.

80 years ago (1942)

Three Brainerd boys, all former Warrior football stars, were chosen to positions on the Minn. State Teachers College all-conference teams. Fritz Bierhaus, quarterback, and Harvey Shew, guard, both from St. Cloud State, were on the first team. Gus Novotney, running back playing for Duluth, was on the second team.

100 years ago (1922)

Police Chief Erick Graff is putting on a campaign to educate the public in the correct manner to park cars as stated in the city ordinance. The rules require that all cars be parked at a 45-degree angle to the curb. There is a continued problem with cars parking parallel to the curb – thus taking up two spaces. Such cars are being tagged.

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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.