Union Looking Back for May 18, 2012

Locals win crazy game

Anoka 12, Humboldt 9. Sounds like a City League score doesn’t it? But no teams of the City League ever made that many runs on so few errors. The heavy hitting of both teams was in a great part responsible for the large score.

To begin with, Allison was not in his usual form, for he was somewhat inclined to put the ball beyond the reach of the batter and four of the six passes resulted in runs. The heavy hitting of his teammates, kept defense away, and three hits by Stubby himself, made up to a great extent for the runs he allowed.

– 100 years ago, May 22, 1912


Henry Aye manager of liquor store

The city commission met Monday and considered applications for manager of the new liquor store. After balloting and careful consideration, Henry Aye was named for the position.

An amendment to ordinance 200 was presented and passed. This ordinance regulated the sale of 3.2 non-intoxicating liquor and set certain hours and fees. The hours were changed and the fee on off sale was made $45 instead of $50.

– 75 years ago, May 19, 1937


Nursing home will be built in near future

Construction of Anoka Nursing Home, Inc., at Franklin Lane and Fremont will begin “very soon,” Max Schwartzman, builder of the home said Wednesday.

The structure will be a $200,000 62-bed home. Construction for the home received approval from the City Commission two weeks ago.

Monday night the City Commission approved a 10 foot setback on Franklin lane for the building.

– 50 years ago, May 18, 1962


Anoka dumps Roseville for a second time

For the second time this season, Monday afternoon, Anoka defeated highly touted Roseville.

Wrapping up its North Suburban record at 9-5–tied for second with Coon Rapids–Anoka rode the combined pitching of Kyle Haring and Greg Swenson to a 4-2 win. Haring tossed the first three innings before Swenson made his first appearance of the season in relief to pick up the win.

– 25 years ago, May 22, 1987


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson


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

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