Union Looking Back for June 29, 2012

Justice miscarries

J. J. Hinchman, proprietor of the moving picture show, was arrested June 15th for running his show without a license. The arrest came as a surprise to Mr. Hinchman.

The trial was had before Judge R. P. Chase in municipal court Wednesday afternoon and judgement was withheld till Saturday and Mr. Hinchman was treated to another surprise, when he was informed that he was fined $50 and costs or 30 days.

– 100 years ago, June 26, 1912


Throngs of Adventists in our city

The Seventh Day Adventists camp meetings being held in the beautiful oak grove in the southeastern part of Anoka, on the society’s own property, is attracting people to Anoka from far and near. The attendance is meeting the expectations of the officials of the conference and will exceed previous records. There are several meetings in huge tents in progress, sometimes at the same time. The throngs of people are happy and even heavy rains do not dampen their ardor. The singing of the congregation is one of the outstanding features.

– 75 years ago, June 23, 1937


New St. Francis council passes first three laws

Mayor Robert E. Leathers and other elected officials of St. Francis village were sworn into office at the council’s first official meeting Tuesday.

The council passed three ordinances, set their regular meeting  nights, appointed an acting mayor, village attorney, official newspaper, village depository, approved three beer licenses, set officials bonds and salaries and discussed the possibility of a future village hall.

– 50 years ago, June 22, 1962


Buccaneers snap out of a losing streak at Rush City

The Anoka Buccaneers broke out of their slump last weekend, ending a 4-game losing streak, with a doubleheader victory at Rush City.

After losing two games to Coon Rapids and single games to Chisago Lakes and the Forest Lake Jahnkes, Anoka bounced back last weekend to whipe Rush City 12-1 in the first game and 14-2 in the second game.

– 25 years ago, June 26, 1987


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson


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

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