Fire this morning
Fire was seen by Hiram Willman, night watchman at Reed & Sherwood’s issuing from the roof of J. B. Brennan’s home at 2:30 this morning. Willman pulled the box at the factory and then blew the big whistle. Brennan was asleep in his chair and heard the whistle. He went out doors to see where the fire was, and found it was his own home. The firemen made a quick stop and only a part of the roof was destroyed.
– 100 years ago, Feb. 28, 1912
Fourteen hundred farmers, wives, children enjoy Commercial Club’s second annual dinner and program
The Anoka Commercial club’s second annual farmers’ day celebration doubled the attendance of a year ago.
Serving started at noon at the high school auditorium, where long tables were set, at each end of the parquet and two lines formed to “come and get it.”
– 75 years ago, Feb. 24, 1937
St. Francis township hearing for incorporation Tuesday
A fact-finding hearing on a petition to incorporate St. Francis township and a portion of Oak Grove township as a village will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Anoka county courthouse Feb. 27.
The hearing will be held before the Minnesota Municipal Commission, composed of Joseph Robbie, Minneapolis attorney, F. Robert Edman, Mendota Heights and Robert W. Johnson, Anoka county attorney.
– 50 years ago, Feb. 23, 1962
Burglars his four Andover businesses
Burglars broke into four business places housed in 16191 Round Lake Blvd., Andover, it was discovered about 7 a.m. Feb. 21.
The burglars, apparently in a hurry, dropped a check protector and other articles outside the building.
The building houses Semina, Inc.; Elcon Electrical Contractors; Lindquist Repair and Adcon Construction.
– 25 years ago, Feb. 27, 1987
• Compiled by Kelly Johnson
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.