Union Looking Back for June 1, 2012

Commencement exercises

The class of 1912 graduated from the Anoka high school Friday evening and the armory was crowded to capacity and many did not try to get in because of the crush.

There were forty-two members in the class, the list having been published in the Union last week, as was also the program.

The music of the evening was a feature, both that given by the high school orchestra and the vocal music.

– 100 years ago, June 5, 1912


People line streets to see parade

Anoka observed Memorial Day with its usual parade, program, etc.

The program was carried out to the letter. Capt. Dan Caldwell acted as marshal of the day assisted by Sheriff Olson and Chief of Police Melberg. The parade formed as was announced last week.

Preceding the eleven o’clock parade a detail of American Legion, V. F. W., G. A. R. and D. U. V. and auxiliaries proceeded at 8:15 to Champlin where the D. U. V. conducted services.

– 75 years ago, June 2, 1937


St. Francis to elect mayor, village officials June 12

St. Francis village residents will elect their first mayor and village officials June 12. Landol Locher, attorney for the petitioners for incorporation announced today.

St. Francis was officially declared a village at 4 p.m. May 16 following an election for incorporation and the filing of the result with the secretary of state.

– 50 years ago, June 1, 1962


Anoka graduates largest class ever in 107 years

In its 107th commencement ceremonies Wednesday, Anoka High School graduated its largest class, with 810 students stepping out into the “real” world.

Dr. Dean Souter, principal, said this week that 1987 has been a good year for him, and he hopes that the students who graduated felt the same way. In his first year as principal of Anoka High School, Soutor called the year a challenge in making an adjustment to “a school this size”; a school somewhat bigger than the one he was at in Owatonna.

– 25 years ago, June 5, 1987


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson


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

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