20 years ago (1999)
Planning to spend New Year's Eve at home in your pajamas again? Perhaps watching people celebrate as the ball drops in NYC's Times Square? Not as 1999 turns into 2000. This once-in-a-lifetime moment will be celebrated with a two-day community fest at Central Lakes College.
30 years ago (1989)
Collection plates at Brainerd's Thanksgiving Eve community church service will be filled this year with pies. Those attending the service at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church are asked to bring a pie, which in turn will be served to those attending the community Thanksgiving meal at the Moose Lodge.
40 years ago (1979)
Anyone who thinks the traditional C-I - Brainerd sports rivalry is dead wasn't at Friday's basketball game at C-I. Brainerd won the game by 15 points; no one knows who won the fight. Police said there were groups fighting everywhere. Police ran out of handcuffs but there were four arrests.
60 years ago (1959)
(Adv.) The finest turkeys for your Thanksgiving Feast! Grade A Tom Turkeys – 18 to 20 lbs. - lb. 35 cents; Grade A Hen Turkeys – 8 to 14 lbs. - lb. 39 cents; Fancy Long Island Ducks – lb. 45 cents; Fancy Geese – lb. 45 cents; Pillsbury Pie Crust Mix – 2 for 39 cents. Schaefer's Model Market.
80 years ago (1939)
Joe Marchel, Brainerd's wandering boy, is back in the U.S. What started as a pleasure trip to Europe with two buddies found Joe in a war. In an attempt to get home, the three signed as deckhands on a ship. They picked up survivors from two torpedoed ships in the Atlantic.
100 years ago (1919)
The city council referred street paving for next year to its finance committee. When it reports back, the council will decide which streets can be paved from available funds. Mayor F.E. Little asked the council to approve his appointment of Bertha Theviot as policewoman, to serve without pay.