Union Looking Back for Jan. 13, 2012

Thief caught

Sheriff John Casey arrested Charles Cawood in Minneapolis Saturday charging him with the theft of the money and checks taken from the Jackson hotel safe. Cawood worked at one time for the hotel and was a barkeeper. He quit the job, by request it is understood, and was barkeeper in the Columbia for a time. He went to Minneapolis, and the authorities knowing he was in Anoka the day of the robbery, they kept him under surveillance.

Saturday the sheriff located his personal effects and a little later had him in custody. He confessed to rifling the money till in the safe, and said he burned the checks in the furnace.

– 100 years ago, Jan. 17, 1912


Zion pastor’s resignation is accepted

At the annual meeting of Zion Lutheran church Monday night, Rev. Adolph W. Dickhard, who has been its pastor since April 8, 1931, tendered his resignation to take effect Easter. The resignation was accepted because there was nothing else to do, but those present were visibly affected at the prospect of losing a pastor and his wife who have done so much for the church and community.

Under Rev. Dickhart’s pastorate the church has grown to over 300 communicant members; the Sunday school has doubled, and all church activities have advanced.

– 75 years ago, Jan. 13, 1937


New city liquor store studied by commission

Parking and rent problems had the city commission discussing the possibility of building a new municipal liquor store Monday night.

Anoka presently pays over $4,000 in rent yearly to operate an on-sale business and an off-sale store in two downtown buildings. They pay the Henry J. Wuest VFW Post 1043 $200 monthly for use of the building downstairs at 1914 First avenue S. that is used as an on-sale store.

– 50 years ago, Jan. 12, 1962


Board ups school meal price; man gives $94,000 for gifted

Saying that he was “not happy” about it but that there was “no choice,” Jim Michaelson, Anoka-Hennepin District 11’s child nutrition director, asked for and received authorization from the school board to raise school lunch prices as of Feb. 2, the second year in a row prices have gone up.

– 25 years ago, Jan. 16, 1987


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson


Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.

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