Union Looking Back for Jan. 27, 2012

Sunday theatre in Anoka looked down upon with disfavor

The giving of moving picture shows in Anoka on Sunday last has met with disfavor by a goodly per centage of Anoka people.

Announcement was made last week that Sam Dworsky, proprietor of the People’s Theatre would show Sunday afternoon and evening. In the afternoon at 3:30 and in the evening at 8:45, so as not to “conflict with hours of church service.”

– 100 years ago, Jan. 31, 1912


Commission hold session to hear views on power problem for city of Anoka

The city commission met at the city hall Monday evening, in an adjourned meeting, to consider the proposition of a Diesel, a Diesel-hydro plant, or the renewal of the present contract with the Northern States Power Co., at an increase of about 11 per cent.

It was Commissioner Dawson’s motion to ask the N. S. P. Co. to extend their contract one year to give the commission time to study all propositions.

– 75 years ago, Jan. 27, 1937


Fred Thurston sells interest in Thurston and Sons Furniture store

The family of Clayton Thurston, Gladys and Charles B. Thurston and Betty Thurston Schmidt have purchased Fred Thurston’s interest in Thurston and Sons. Thurston and Sons Furniture will continue to operate in the tradition of 75 years of service in the city of Anoka.

– 50 years ago, Jan. 26, 1962


Landfill test wells show increase in contaminants

Two monitoring wells bordering the east side of the Anoka Sanitary Landfill in Ramsey show increased findings of contaminants when compared to test results 16 months ago.

According to a report from City Engineer Pete Raatikka to City Administrator Dave Hartley, wells number seven and eight show signs of contamination.

– 25 years ago, Jan. 30, 1987


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson


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

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