Art exhibit at library
The exhibition of the Minnesota State Art society was formally opened to the public Monday evening, in Library hall. Mrs. A. R. Woodmansee as president of the Philolectian introduced several speakers of the evening. P. G. Woodward first spoke and in alluding to the fair city of Anoka said we are proud of our churches, our schools and our various institutions. He also spoke of the club and what it has done in bringing the Art exhibit to Anoka.
Dr. S. Bond as president of the library board said that we are not only proud of all, the preceding speaker has named but we are also proud of Mr. Woodward.
– 100 years ago, May 15, 1912
Announcing new picture service
The Anoka Union has added to its equipment a new imported synchronized camera that will take pictures in any kind of weather, night or day. Those appearing in today’s issue were experimental pictures taken by our own staff photographer. One picture is said to equal a page of printed words in news value. This innovation in the country newspaper field is sweeping the state. It places the country paper in a situation where pictures are available. If you have a special feature, a gathering, or any special news event that is coming in the near future, communicate with the Union’s staff photographer.
– 75 years ago, May 12, 1937
Three Anoka firms receive state safety awards
The Industrial Award committee of the Minnesota Safety Council has adjudged three Anoka firms eligible to receive recognition at the Minnesota Safety Council’s awards dinner May 24. Receiving recognition will be Federal Cartridge Corporation, Hoffman Engineering Corporation and Char-Gale Manufacturing Company.
– 50 years ago, May 11, 1962
Wilson students ‘read across America’
Over 100 students at Wilson Elementary School, Anoka, have taken a trip all the way around the United States through reading this semester in a reading promotion that is a joint venture of parents and staff.
Wilson is participating in “Read Across America,” a program developed by “Books and Beyond” in California.
– 25 years ago, May 15, 1987
• Compiled by Kelly Johnson
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.