It Was Brainerd – September 7 – Brainerd Expedition

SEPTEMBER 7

20 years ago (2002)

Defense was expected to be one of the strengths of Warrior football this year as they fired seven defensive players. That proved correct as Brainerd shut down 8th-ranked Alexandria 27-14 in front of a capacity crowd here. Defensive backs Jake Phillips and Kevin Mertens intercepted passes and three Warriors picked up fumbles.

30 years ago (1992)

Franklin Junior High started their 60se year with 80 additional students compared to last year. The school inherits the large classes that have overwhelmed Washington Middle School in recent years. Brainerd High School also added approximately 45 additional students this year as it grew.

40 years ago (1982)

(Pictured) Ernest Gosse of the Meadowview Trailer Court trapped this albino pocket gopher in Sylvan Prairie, just east of Fisherman’s Bridge. The creature is the only albino Gosse has ever seen, although he trapped thousands of pocket gophers for many years, so he had it ridden by a taxidermist.

60 Years Ago (1962)

Washington High School sophomores toured the new YMCA building today. The boys will swim at the “Y” every Friday as part of their regular gym class, while the girls will swim on Mondays. During the rest of the week, the swimming pool will be used by primary school children.

80 years ago (1942)

War bond sales in Brainerd at the end of the seventh day of the September campaign, sponsored by Brainerd’s two theaters, totaled $41,127, according to Elmer Peterson, chairman of the county’s bond sale. Practice opened with a parade in theaters a week ago.

100 years ago (1922)

A group of Brainerd businessmen are reported to be meeting with the executive committee of striking railway workers at the offices of the Chamber of Commerce. The intention of the meeting is to discuss the issue of granting credit to strikers and other issues relating to the strike situation.

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