Anoka’s first park
Considerable interest is manifested over the new park on the west side of Rum river. A meeting was held at the home of Mrs. J. S. McGlanflin Thursday evening, when plans were discussed. Three designs were submitted by H. W. Plummer, A. R. Woodmansee and E. L. Curial, respectively. It was decided to adopt Mr. Curial’s design with modifications. A ward committee, E. L. Curial, John Hunter, and Frank Gillis was appointed to work with the civic committee. The city engineer is at work getting the grade.
– 100 years ago, May 1, 1912
Liquor store for Anoka duly voted
Anoka commissioners voted a liquor “Off Sale” store at a special meeting Monday night. All voted yes except Commissioner Carl Bonnell.
There was on other matter relative to property lines adjusted.
Some six arrests were made in Anoka over the week-end, for drunkenness.
– 75 years ago, April 28, 1937
People must pay for services they want
“Either as a township or as a village, you pay for the services you want,” St. Francis residents were told Tuesday night.
They were meeting at St. Francis elementary school to discuss the forthcoming election May 1 on the proposed incorporation of St. Francis and a portion of Oak Grove as a village.
Speaking to them was Carey D. Winne, legal reference analyst for the League of Minnesota Municipalities. He was introduced by Landol Locher, attorney for the St. Francis incorporation.
– 50 years ago, April 27, 1962
Maybe a future fireman
Children got a look at Andover Fire Department fire trucks and other equipment during an awareness fair at Andover Center Saturday. Brody Hagen, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Hagen, Anoka, donned a fireman’s hat and took a turn at the nozzle with the held of Andover firemen. Children also looked at squad cars and discovered how a siren is activated. Fingerprinting children and safety tips were also given to kids at the Downtown Center.
– 25 years ago, May 1, 1987
• Compiled by Kelly Johnson
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.