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This Was Brainerd - Oct. 13


20 years ago (1997)

It was as if the Central Lakes College Raiders were trying to pack 50 years of history into one game. They celebrated one-half century of football with a nail-biting 45-44 win over Worthington. And that was after leading 45-8 in the fourth quarter.

30 years ago (1987)

(Photo) Earlier this year the national president of Rotary said that local clubs must consider women for membership equally with men. That led to Barbara Huso being welcomed as Brainerd Rotary's first woman member by president Peter Johnson and member Jack Ruttger.

40 years ago (1977)

(Photo) State Patrol officer Andy Ingemansen is periodically riding area school buses in an effort to catch motorists who violate the law by passing buses when lights are flashing. He is equipped with a walkie-talkie to contact patrol cars in the vicinity.

60 years ago (1957)

(Photo) Fifth graders throughout Brainerd inspected homes for safety violations and became junior fire marshals, winning movie passes for their work. Chief Ray Shortridge presented a one-year movie pass to Corliss Nelson for turning in the most inspection certificates.

80 years ago (1937)

Funeral services were held at Pequot for Henry Goldsberry, 91, one of the last two Civil War veterans in the county. He was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, in 1845 and enlisted in Company F, Regiment 48 of the Indiana Infantry in 1863. He moved to Pequot in 1903.

100 years ago (1917)

Notice was given by Postmaster H.P. Dunn that Rural Route 5 will be established beginning Dec. 3. It will run west and northwest out of Brainerd and cover 31-3/4 miles. Over 100 people petitioned for the route and must now erect approved boxes before receiving deliveries.