It Was Brainerd – June 8 – Brainerd Dispatch


20 years ago (2002)

The Warrior girls’ softball team gave it their all, but fell short in their first appearance in the state’s Class 3A softball tournament. Chayci Rutz single in the bottom of 12e inning for the winning run as Prior Lake beat Brainerd 2-1. Erin Donnelly pitched all 12 innings for Brainerd, which left 15 runners on base.

30 years ago (1992)

A City Council committee has drawn up a plan for how it will proceed with the City Hall renovation project after bids got too high. They went through a long list of cuts to reduce the cost by $145,000 and agreed to spend an additional $130,000 to bring the final draft to $1.3 million.

40 years ago (1982)

Two Warrior baseball players have been named to the All-Central Lakes Conference team. Brainerd was 13-5 this season. Senior shortstop Rob Veith hit .460 and led the team in hits, 23 and 23 runs. Pitcher Bruce Bialka went 6-2, had a 1.51 ERA, allowed 29 hits in 51 innings and struck out 62.

60 Years Ago (1962)

After a first-round 73, Brainerd Junior College golfer Chuck Chalberg shot rounds 70 and 69 to advance to third place in the National Junior College tournament. His total of 212 is just three strokes behind a Texas golfer, with a final round today.

80 years ago (1942)

The Crow Wing County Red Cross Chapter received a thank you note from children in war-torn England who received gift packages sent to them recently. Included was a personal note from Mrs. Winston Churchill, wife of the Prime Minister. “I thank you all from the bottom of my heart,” said Ms Churchill.

100 years ago (1922)

The Woodhead Motor Co. received a large shipment of Fords delivered by rail here yesterday. The company transported them from the depot to the Woodhead showrooms by stringing them behind a Fordson tractor, which carried them through the streets.

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