Union Looking Back for Feb. 3, 2012

Passed counterfeit

Marvin Prescott and Anthony Prescott were arrested Friday morning by Sheriff Casey. It seems that Thursday the two men were in Anoka, and Thursday evening Marvin tried to pass a bill at the Columbia and was advised it was no good. They went to the Degree of Honor entertainment and handed the bill to Mrs. Hesli, who did not have the change and Mrs. Bird made the change for her. It was found later that the bill was a counterfeit. In fact it was a couple of Confederate bills pasted together back to back.

– 100 years ago, Feb. 7, 1912


Playshop gives ‘Florist Shop’

An appreciative audience filled Library hall on Thursday, Jan. 28th, as the guests of the Community Playshop. Mrs. Alfred Mortenson spoke a few words of welcome and announced the debut of the Community Playshop orchestra, a new activity of the club which will be managed and directed by Jerry Bryan. This group of musicians played two numbers appropriate to the evening’s entertainment, and the success of their first effort proves that the Playshop may present their own orchestra with pride on the occasion of future dramatic productions.

– 75 years ago, Feb. 3, 1937


Anoka-Ramsey committee to study annexation

The Ramsey town board was assured Monday that Anoka has no design on annexing their area… either in part of all… at least for the time being.

Furthermore, the Anoka city commission and Ramsey town board can “work together” and look over mutual problems and the advantages and disadvantages of annexing, Mayor Donald Gregerson said.

– 50 years ago, Feb. 2, 1962


‘Woman of all seasons’ plans ski trek to help lung drive

A 57-year-old Anoka homemaker and mother of 11 children will join over 40 other trekkers for a four-day, cross-country ski trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area to help the American Lung Associations of Minnesota and Ramsey County.

“I thought I better do it now while I am still in the Fantastic 50s,” said Alice Wagner.

– 25 years ago, Feb. 6, 1987


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson


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

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