Union Looking Back for March 30, 2012

Four team league again

The local baseball enthusiasts met at the Twentieth Century club rooms, Saturday evening and made plans for another season. It was decided to have a City league this year and the first business was the election of officers. George Giddings was unanimously elected president, and as he was not present, W. A. Blanchard conducted the meeting. R. G. Chase was chosen temporary secretary and later secretary of the league.

– 100 years ago, April 3, 1912


Anoka to have a new hospital

The Anoka hospital will be the name of the newly decorated, repaired and equipped Kline hospital that has been vacant some time. Dr. Mork stated yesterday that the hospital would open April 5, and with him associated Dr. Bevan Bunker of Elk River. Dr. Mork will retain his downtown office and Dr. Bunker will be at the hospital. Registered nurses will be employed. Dr. Bunker had two years surgical fellowship in Kings county hospital in New York, the largest in the country. He took a course as specialist in eye, ear, nose and throat at the Chicago Eye, Ear and Nose hospital, one year in the Miller hospital in St. Paul.

– 75 years ago, March 31, 1937


State commission approves St. Francis incorporation

St. Francis township may incorporate as a village, the Minnesota Municipal Commission has ruled.

They ordered that an election be held on Tuesday, May 1 at St. Francis high school with voters in the area petitioned for incorporation, including a portion of Oak Grove township, having the final say.

– 50 years ago, March 30, 1962


Revenues from landfill to help fund Greenhaven

Revenue from the Ramsey-Anoka landfill and other funds will help pay for the renovation of Greenhaven clubhouse under financing guidelines adopted by Anoka City Council Monday.

Anoka gets 10 percent of gross revenue, or about $35,000 a month from the landfill.

– 25 years ago, April 3, 1987


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson


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

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