JANUARY 20 20 years ago (1993) While most Brainerd residents have watched inauguration hoopla on their TV sets, Brainerd's 18-year-old Erika Diemert has a ringside seat.
JANUARY 3 20 years ago (1992) Vacant grocery stores are capturing the interest of school officials in Brainerd as alternate sites for education.
JANUARY 17 20 years ago (1992) Airmotive Enterprises, the general aviation company at the airport, is facing competition.
80 years - The Brainerd City Band has offered its services free for April 18, the opening of the Victory Fifth Liberty Loan campaign to Crow Wing County where a battered war tank will be the center of attraction.
20 years ago (1980) - The Brainerd Daily Dispatch won third place Saturday for excellence in newspaper makeup. Accepting the award for The Dispatch was wire editor Paul Forsberg. The Worthington Globe and Minneapolis Tribute won first place awards.
JANUARY 14 - 100 years ago (1901) The Brainerd Ice Co. has commenced filling their ice houses for next season's business and will put up between 35 and 40 thousand ton.
APRIL 22 - 60 years ago (1942) - A blazing fire, whipped by high wind spread rapidly north through brush and timber from the city dump this afternoon as forest rangers, city firemen, WPA sewer crews fought desperately against the advancing conflagration.
JANUARY 1820 years ago (1991)(Photo) Jeremy Neyens, a fifth-grade student at Riverside Elementary School, gets a boost from his classmates this morning to put yellow ribbons in a tree in support of servicemen and women serving in the Persian Gulf. 30 years ago (1981)
20 years ago (1979) - Tower Awards were recently presented to the year's outstanding city employee. This year's recipients were outgoing Alderman Frank Murray, the late Ron Johnson, and City Treasurer Nordica Thabes.
The preceding excerpt was printed in a Brainerd Dispatch column following the Sunday, Sept. 11, 1938, "organizing" of the Brainerd area Church of the Nazarene. Newlyweds Ellen and Lyle Davis were there.
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