Union Looking Back for June 8, 2012

Lake George

Soon be time to make hay.

More than 50 autos were at Camp Elm Sunday.

C. E. Ledin family of Bethel, were at the lake Sunday.

Mrs. C. E. Pierce transacted business in Bethel today.

A. L. Johnson took a load of potatoes to Minneapolis today.

– 100 years ago, June 12, 1912


An old landmark escapes the flames

The house on Geo. Ghostley’s chicken ranch, known as the McCauley place, and years ago as the Jared Banson place, one of the old landmarks, came mighty near destruction Sunday about one o’clock. It was a cold day with a strong gale from the southwest and fire started in the southwest corner of the house from soot in the stovepipe where it went through a hole in the wall. A fire extinguisher was near and the fire was pretty well under control when the fire truck arrived with Chief Peterson and Ed Marander.

– 75 years ago, June 9, 1937


Anoka County surveyor now an appointed, not elective job

The Anoka county surveyor will be appointed to office instead of being elected, the Anoka county board of commissioners decided Monday.

Under state law, Commissioner Al Kordiak stated, most county boards are authorized to change the office to an appointed position by the county board of commissioners six months before the county surveyor’s elective term expires.

– 50 years ago, June 8, 1962


Legion wins district honors

Anoka American Legion Edward B. Cutter Post 102 won several awards during the 10th district’s 67th convention in Anoka June 5-7.

Anoka post and auxiliary hosted the convention for the first time since 1969.

Anoka won the American Education Week plaque; American Legion blood program certificate; first place plaque for best history book’ first place plaque for rehabilitation program for posts over 500 membership; certificate of appreciation for financial support for the Servicemen’s Center; certificate for hospital visitation; and certificate of appreciation for hosting the convention.

– 25 years ago, June 12, 1987


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson


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

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