It Was Brainerd – March 1st – Brainerd Dispatch

1ST OF MARCH

20 years ago (2002)

(Photo) Leonard and Carleen Koering of Fort Ripley have been selected as the Crow Wing County Family Farm of the Year. Leonard, 63, has been a farmer since he was 10 years old. He married Carleen, a native of the Twin Cities, after the two met at the old Sleepy Hollow Dance Hall. They intend to cultivate as long as they are physically able.

30 years ago (1992)

It’s almost inconceivable that the Warriors men’s basketball team has never won a conference title in the CLC’s 15-year history. Brainerd ended the drought with a resounding 97-55 victory over St. Cloud Apollo to share the title with Rocori. Their 19-3 regular season record is the team’s best since the 1949-50 Warriors went 22-1.

40 years ago (1982)

Brainerd state hurdles champion Kathy Borgwarth, now on the Wisconsin track team, helped the Badgers win the Big 10 title. She won her specialty, the 60-meter hurdles, but also took first place in the pentathalon, winning three of the five events for the first time she entered it. Her team record 3,939 points qualified her for the national championships.

60 Years Ago (1962)

Moderate temperatures, with cloudy skies and some light snow, were setting in after a brutal cold here. Temperatures, which were 32 below zero the previous night, fell to 37 below last night. Many cities across the state — including Minneapolis at 32 below — have reached or were near record highs.

80 years ago (1942)

The county’s contributions to the Red Cross war fund total $8,827 according to Richard Ebert, chairman of the war fund committee. This far exceeds the county quota which was $5,600. Brainerd led the donations with $5,027, followed by Crosby-Ironton with $1,850.

100 years ago (1922)

The high school basketball team traveled to Bemidji several days ago and overpowered them on their home turf, earning a 27-2 victory. But it was different at St. Cloud Tech. Brainerd had a six-point lead in the first half, 11-5. But Tech tied it at 12-12 and the crowd went wild. Brainerd took a 15-13 lead before Tech finished with a 23-18 victory.

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