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This Was Brainerd - Sept. 19

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 newspaper clipping shows a woman feeding a horse sugar cubes.
“Prince,” a gelding owned by Mary Jane Ausland of Brainerd, is admittedly “babied a lot,” shown here eating sugar cubes. And well he should be, after all he's 43-years-old in a world where an average horse lives to 25. He was bought from Montana as a trail riding horse, but today he just runs in the pasture.
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SEPTEMBER 19

20 years ago (2002)

Clearing brush and trees from the site of the new middle school in Baxter will begin next week. The school board will approve the name of the new school at a meeting on Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m., then announce the name at the ground breaking at 3:45 that day. Supt. Jerry Walseth said 462 names were submitted by students and the community.

Newspaper clipping with photo of two Army soldiers.
Lieut. William J. McCollough (left) and Lieut. George Fisher, both former members of the staff at the Brainerd Dispatch, had this photo taken about a year ago when they were both Army privates at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis. Today, Lieut. McCollough has arrived in a naval convoy at a port in England, and Lieut. Fisher is posted in Oregon.<br/>
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30 years ago (1992)

Swarming defense has been a Warrior trademark for years, thanks to coaches Steve Nunnink, Scott Parsons and Mark Embretson. And Brainerd swarmed against St. Cloud Apollo, winning the home opener 21-0 and holding the Eagles to just 74 total yards and seven first downs.

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40 years ago (1982)

(Photo) “Prince,” a gelding owned by Mary Jane Ausland of Brainerd, is admittedly “babied a lot,” shown here eating sugar cubes. And well he should be, after all he's 43-years-old in a world where an average horse lives to 25. He was bought from Montana as a trail riding horse, but today he just runs in the pasture.

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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.

60 years ago (1962)

Carl Megel, national president of the Amer. Federation of Teachers, said here yesterday that Brainerd has one of the best school faculties in the state, but that teachers are from $1,000 to $1,500 underpaid. He said the community has the ability to pay more. Teachers with a 4-year degree start at $4,500 and top out at $7,100 after 12 years.

80 years ago (1942)

(Photo) Lieut. William J. McCollough (left) and Lieut. George Fisher, both former members of the staff at the Brainerd Dispatch, had this photo taken about a year ago when they were both Army privates at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis. Today, Lieut. McCollough has arrived in a naval convoy at a port in England, and Lieut. Fisher is posted in Oregon.

100 years ago (1922)

The NY Yankees beat the St. Louis Browns 3-2 behind “Bullet Joe” Bush's pitching to move one and one-half games ahead of the Browns in the race to the American League pennant. It was a pitcher's battle, with Davis shading Bush. But Bush was backed by solid defense while St. Louis made four errors.

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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.