It Was Brainerd – April 28 – Brainerd Expedition


20 years ago (2002)

One person was arrested for assault and two men were hospitalized with broken bones after 12 men rushed into a house in SE Brainerd and attacked four men there. Police Chief John Bolduc expects several more men to be charged in what he says is an ongoing dispute between two groups, several of whom are CLC students.

30 years ago (1992)

Shelly Breen and Al Stier were honored last night as outstanding athletes – female and male – at the Warrior All-Sports Banquet. Breen was the first girl to score 1,000 points in basketball and captained her tennis, basketball and golf teams. Stier, transferred here as a soph, went on to play football, basketball and baseball.

40 years ago (1982)

Three sports stars Rob Veith and Ramona Rugloski were named Male and Female Athletes of the Year at the All-Sports Banquet at Brainerd High School. Rugloski currently competes on the track and has also played basketball and swimming. Veith participates in baseball and has also played in football and basketball.

60 Years Ago (1962)

(Adv.) Now playing at the Brainerd Theatre! A legend about the conquest of the West takes flight in heroic life. . . as two large stars appear together for the first time. It’s “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” by John Ford, starring James Stewart and John Wayne, starring Vera Miles, Lee Marvin and Andy Devine.

80 years ago (1942)

As the registration project expands to men in the 45-65 age bracket, Brainerd’s men numbering 1,741 have signed up over the past three days. Completed registration returns must be delivered to Al Mraz County Registration Board by noon tomorrow. A total of nearly 3,500 is expected.

100 years ago (1922)

Colonel Freeman Thorp d’Hubert, a well-known painter, addressed the Duluth students. He recounted his experience as a witness to Pres. Lincoln’s address in Gettysburg, where Thorp drew Lincoln and later made the famous painting that hangs in the US Senate. Lincoln later told him the charge of the 1st min. Regiment was the most notable battle charge in history.

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