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This Was Brainerd - Oct. 7

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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OCTOBER 7

20 years ago (2002)

Real hometown heroes are often humble. That describes Brainerd Police Sgt. Becky Putske, who saved six people – including three children – and the family dog from a house fire. On patrol at 4 a.m. Sunday, Putzke saw what looked like smoke coming from a duplex. She called in the fire, then rushed into the building and got everyone to safety.

30 years ago (1992)

Beth Hadland, Warrior Athlete of the Week, is a former diver now in her fourth year of swimming. After seven dual meets and two invitationals, the sophomore has accumulated eight individual first-place finishes and been a member of 13 winning Brainerd relays. Her events include the 100 fly and the 200 individual medley.

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40 years ago (1982)

Now that former Brainerd police chief Wayne Hasty has lost his final appeal at the Minn. Supreme Court, the city council is considering a change to a public safety director in place of both police and fire chiefs. That change to the city charter would require a unanimous vote of the council or a referendum of the people.

60 years ago (1962)

Thieves broke into the Pequot Lakes High School over the weekend and made off with $500 cash from the safe. They entered by forcing a window, broke into the office and worked on the safe, breaking off the dial and hinges. The sheriff believes it is the work of an organized local gang that concentrates on schools.

80 years ago (1942)

Exceptionally good mid-season bowling form was shown last night when Joe Koering rolled the high single game and high series for the Classic League. His three games of 227, 245 and 202 totaled 674, best of the season. Koering bowls for the Sanitary Market team.

100 years ago (1922)

W.R. Celeslie, a transient back with two friends from working the Dakota harvest fields, was killed last night when run over by a train. His two friends hopped the Duluth freight at the 13th Street crossing, but Celeslie fell between two cars and his legs were severed. Both railroad guards and strike picketers came to his aid but the loss of blood was too great.

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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.