E. E. Morse is real indignant because five boys in the high school played marbles at recess longer than they should, were informed that they could not pursue a certain study this term. He feels that the punishment is more severe than it should be, and seriously objects to such a harsh measure. He thinks that instead of punishing the boys it works an injustice upon the parents, as the boys are glad to escape the study. He believes that as soon as a student is relieved from a study his parents should be notified, thus preventing him from roaming the streets.
– 100 years ago, March 20, 1912
Electrification work starts in short time
The Rural Electrification board met Wednesday night at the Jackson hotel with every member present. Officers were instructed to enter into negotiations with an engineering firm to prepare plans and this firm is to be hired this week and the plans go to Washington for approval.
These matters will be pushed rapidly so that construction work can start early this summer.
– 75 years ago, March 17, 1937
Police get tough on city dog leash law
Anoka police are going to take “drastic action” to enforce the city leash law, Chief Clifford Petrick announced Wednesday.
City ordinance 254 prohibits dogs from running at large, requires a dog on public property or upon streets to be on a leash and under control of an accompanying person. The ordinance also calls for the licensing of dogs. Dogs picked up by police are impounded.
– 50 years ago, March 16, 1962
Report favors Anoka municipal liquor stores
Anoka should continue to operate its two municipal liquor stores, according to a report from Maxfield Research Group, Inc., Minneapolis.
The report, presented to city council Monday, states that for several years, the stores have annually contributed about $40,000 to the city, a contribution the report states is greater than revenues the city would realize from licensing privately operated stores in the city.
“Anoka and portions of the surrounding communities in Anoka’s primary trade area are large enough to support two good sized stores and continuing the stores’ operations represents the largest source of income,” according to the report.
– 25 years ago, March 20, 1987
• Compiled by Kelly Johnson
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.