This Was Brainerd - Sept. 18

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



20 years ago (2002)

After a three-win performance at the C-I tournament, the Warrior volleyball team brought momentum to the clash with St. Cloud Apollo. Brainerd setter Lauren Kirkpatrick spread the wealth to her hitters as Brainerd pummeled Apollo 15-3, 15-3, 15-8. Brooke Rollins and Megan Arns got 10 kills each, Nikki Dehen and Haley Bower got seven each.

30 years ago (1992)

Illinois overcame Michigan's first-day lead entering the final round of the Northern BASS Federation Championship at Lower Antrim Lakes, Illinois. Minnesota is eighth in the team event. Brainerd's Chuck Steinbauer is one of the 12 members of the Minnesota squad.


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40 years ago (1982)

(Photo) The multi-million dollar addition to St. Joseph's Hospital may be modern in every way, but a centuries-old tradition of the Benedictine Sisters is still in play. Sister Vivian Arts, associate administrator, explained how seven medals of St. Benedict have been poured into the concrete columns, representing prayers of the 300 sisters of the Benedictine order.

60 years ago (1962)

(Adv.) For the Best Seats – Buy Now! The “Original” Black Hills Passion Play, with world famous Josef Meier playing Christ. At Washington High School's Tornstrom Auditorium. Sept. 22-23-24. Prices: $1.55 - $2.10 - $2.65 - $3.20. All seats reserved. (Sponsored by Brainerd Lions Club.)

80 years ago (1942)

(Adv.) Fine Quality Meats – Find us Next to the Ward's Store! Fresh Dressed Hen Chickens – lb. 23 cents; Smoked Picnic Hams – lb. 29 cents; Chuck Beef Roasts – lb. 25 cents; Narrow Back Bacon – lb. 25 cents; Bologna – lb. 18 cents. Ruff's Market – Brainerd.

100 years ago (1922)

It is reported that a special train from St. Paul brought in 40 replacement workers for the railroad shops yesterday morning, and 17 of them went on to Staples on the 11:00 a.m. train. An additional 18 men were brought in on the afternoon train and taken to the shops by truck.


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