Union Looking Back for March 23, 2012

Attending the school

Monday Prof. F. E. Lurton took a class of boys to the short course of the state agricultural school which continues a week. The boys will be shown many things in the city. Those who improved the opportunity were: Paul Sundeen, Joseph Sundeen, Fred Spilker, Edwin Swanson, Victor Christensen, Carl Pearson, Emmett Emery, Clement Altenweg, Clare Fowler.

– 100 years ago, March 27, 1912


Farmers will get $50,000

Farmers in Anoka county, who have taken part in the 1936 agricultural conservation program will receive approximately $50,000 benefit payments. Six hundred forty-seven farmers have complied with the program and will receive an average payment of approximately $77. The payments would have run considerably higher except for penalties and deductions due to misunderstanding the 1936 program.

The 1937 program gives the farmer a better opportunity to comply and there will be no penalties or deductions for not shifting 15% of the soil depleting acres.

– 75 years ago, March 24, 1937


Voters reject $1 million hospital proposal

Anoka voters substantially rejected the city municipal hospital bond issue proposal Tuesday by a 1,732 to 1,153 vote.

It was the climax of several months of discussion and opposition to the controversial hospital plan which would have allowed Anoka to borrow a million dollars to construct and operate a city-owned hospital.

The city commission, on a 3-2 vote in February, voted to hold the special election after a petition with an ordinance was filed asking the issuance of a million dollars in municipal hospital bonds and for a referendum vote on the ordinance.

– 50 years ago, March 23, 1962


Anoka girls warm-up with win

In preparation for this weekend’s conference indoor championships meet at Bethel College, the Anoka girls’ team dispatched Eden Prairie and Forest Lake in a triangular Tuesday night.

The meet, which took place in the Anoka High School field house, turned out to be a two team race for first.

– 25 years ago, March 27, 1987


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson


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

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