APRIL 25 20 years ago (1999) They told Nick Marshall if he shot 280 out of a possible 300 on the archery range, he'd get a Dairy Queen Blizzard. With that incentive, the 7-year-old Riverside school first-grader shot a 284 and stormed into the record books, beating the previous state midget record of 263. 30 years ago (1989)
APRIL 24 20 years ago (1999) Five people will be inducted into the Warrior Athletic Hall of Fame at the All-Sports Banquet on May 3. They are: Trend Fields, a state hurdles champ; Ron Falenschek, a 6-11 basketball star; Willy Severson, long-time swim coach; and at-large inductees Bob Gross and Darlys Every. 30 years ago (1989)
APRIL 23 20 years ago (1999) After only seven games it appears this could be the Warrior baseball team's year - again. Brainerd improved to 7-0 in the conference and overall after an 11-7 win over Sartell. Jake Francis had a grand slam and Eric Bolt had his first relief appearance. 30 years ago (1989) The murder trial of Charles Knox, 27, of Texas, went into its second week following the testimony of Richard "Wood Tick" Larson, of Nisswa. Knox is charged with two counts of second degree murder in the beating death of Michael Mahoney, 37, of Nisswa.
APRIL 22 20 years ago (1999) A crisp breeze blew across Mille Lacs Lake as Dale and Gwen Holmes from the Mille Lacs reservation headed off from a public access as they went to check the gill net they had placed the night before. The DNR weighed and measured their 40-pound catch. Netting by the band began in March.
APRIL 21 20 years ago (1999) What do you want to see when you drive along the new Brainerd bypass into Baxter, a forest of trees or a cluster of homes? That was the question debated by the Baxter council after council member and developer Craig McDonald requested an 80-acre tract of land be rezoned.
APRIL 19 20 years ago (1999) While politicians at the state level argue about various plans to return part of a huge budgetary surplus to taxpayers, Brainerd and Baxter discussed a hike in the state sales tax. Baxter wants a half-cent hike to 7 percent to pay for the demands in city infrastructure.
APRIL 18 20 years ago (1999) Four former graduates of Brainerd High School will be inducted as the inaugural members of it's Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame on May 17. Stewart Mills, Jr. of Mills Fleet Farm, former governor C. Elmer Anderson, Broadway singer Linda Eder and newspaper publisher Jack Mehaffey.
APRIL 17 20 years ago (1999) Temps in the 40s and gusty winds didn't burden the Warrior baseball team. Kevin Ericson's 3-run homer that went 400-feet to center field was the telling blow in a 4-2 conference win over Rocori as Brainerd remained unbeaten.
APRIL 16 20 years ago (1999) (Photo) Metal sculptor Jeff Kreitz of Crosslake discusses his 12-foot tall metal peace sculpture with Sisters Helen Claire and Vivian Arts at St. Joseph's Medical Center's new peace garden. It will become the focal point of the garden, to be completed within the next two months.
APRIL 15 20 years ago (1999) After mediation in federal court, Alexa Oxley Christianson, a former employee in the county attorney's office has settled all claims against the county. Christianson, who had accused former county attorney Jack Graham of harassment, will receive $150,000 and a position in the court administrator's office.