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This Was Brainerd - Sept. 30

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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60 years ago (1959) (Photo) Robert Dobson, 15, is interested in how long he can keep a kite aloft. He launched a kite at 3 p.m. yesterday near the court house and it's still flying despite a near disaster when a truck caught the kite string. The weatherman says it will remain windy today. Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
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SEPTEMBER 30

20 years ago (2002)

Roger and Joyce Pierson of Brainerd went to Roseville today to claim a Powerball prize at the Minn. State Lottery. The $100,000 was for a quick pick ticket matching five numbers in the Sept. 25 drawing. They bought the ticket at Tom Thumb.

30 years ago (1992)

About 100 ninth-graders at Franklin Junior High walked out of school this morning and roamed the northside in protest of a policy they felt was unfair. Normally, ninth-graders are let out of school to watch the homecoming parade downtown. This year the school let eighth-graders go as well. The ninth-graders said this was unfair as they didn't get to go last year.

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40 years ago (1982)

Several cases of head lice have been reported this fall in Brainerd schools. To keep these conditions under control parents are asked to check their children's hair once or twice a week. If cases are discovered at school, parents will be asked to take the children and all siblings home until they have undergone a medical shampoo treatment.

60 years ago (1962)

Ray Isackson, of 1023 S. 6th Street, went fishing yesterday but didn't have much luck. He put in at Gull Lake, leaving his car and boat trailer parked by the east access. When he returned from fishing the car was there – but the trailer was not. He had to contact a friend to retrieve his boat.

80 years ago (1942)

After a challenge to American newspapers by Don Nelson, chair of the War Production Board, the Dispatch is promoting the local scrap metal drive here. It opened this morning under the direction of S.R. Hickerson, salvage committee chair, and backed by a solid group of businessmen. It's designed to bring in tons of scrap for the war effort.

100 years ago (1922)

A movement is under way to change the course of Pelican Brook, which is now 3/4-mile north of Pelican Lake, and direct it through Pelican, Lake Edwards, North Long, Round and into Gull Lake. Game warden A.P. Cardle enthusiastically promotes this effort to raise water levels in those lakes in a continuous fashion.

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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.
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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