It Was Brainerd – March 3 – Brainerd Expedition

3RD OF MARCH

20 years ago (2002)

(Pictured) Brainerd High School wrestling coach Bob Brakke gave Class 3A State Champion Andy Pickar a thumbs up after Pickar became just the fifth Warrior wrestler to win a state title . Pickar’s victory was his 110th, placing the junior just one behind Jim Caughey’s school record. He will try to repeat next year to join Caughey as a two-time champion.

30 years ago (1992)

It took the county council 14 tries yesterday to reach an agreement on the commissioner’s new district lines. After rejecting 13 possible plans drawn up by auditor Roy Luukkonen, the council moved quickly to draw its own map. If passed, four of the districts will be opened and require an election; only the Second, with Barb Uppgaard, is holding up.

40 years ago (1982)

(Picture) Dean Svenby stands among some of the wood briquettes that fuel the Pine River schools’ boilers. They are formed from scrap wood by a local company, Durkee Manufacturing. Schools buy the briquettes at $42.50 a ton and save up to two-thirds on their fuel bills instead of burning fuel oil.

In 1982, Dean Svenby stands among some of the wood briquettes that power the boilers at schools in Pine River. They are formed from scrap wood by a local company, Durkee Manufacturing. Schools buy the briquettes at $42.50 a ton and save up to two-thirds on their fuel bills instead of burning fuel oil.

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60 Years Ago (1962)

Ely, the Northern Junior College conference champion, defeated Brainerd for the third time this year, 94-77, to advance to the JC Region 13 Finals against Mankato. Bob Sheflo came off the bench to score 26 for Brainerd, but Ely’s big men dominated the boards. Ron Johnson with 18 and Roger Converse with 12 helped Brainerd.

80 years ago (1942)

Perry Hickerson, son of SR Hickerson, 704 N. 7th Street, passed tests qualifying him as a flying cadet, according to reports received by his parents. Perry, a graduate of the CAA flight course given at Brainerd, is stationed at Bowman Field, Louisville, Kentucky. He does not know where he will be transferred.

100 years ago (1922)

A meeting of representatives from various organizations in the city met to discuss the feasibility of a fiftieth anniversary celebration of Brainerd’s founding. A standing committee will be formed and the dates for the celebration have been set for July 3-8.

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