Union Looking Back for July 20, 2012

To raise efficiency

The Anoka fire department have taken hold of the question of practice and efficiency with a vim characteristic of the members.

Chief John N. Peterson believes that every detail of the work should be kept up. The city is giving splendid fire service in water pressure. The department decided to practice up one evening each week and Thursday evening made a few practice runs, using the big extension ladder, attaching hose to the hydrants in the most approved way, and familiarizing each one with their duties. This work will be kept up for some time and will add greatly to the efficiency of the department.

– 100 years ago, July 17, 1912

Green Haven golf course opens 15th

Green Haven golf course, an Anoka community project, is far enough along to warrant opening the course Thursday. For over a year construction has been going on and the club house has taken form; the golf course with its watered fairways and Northern Bent grass greens are in shape to play on. The course is in good shape. The club house will not be completed for a few weeks, but is far enough advanced to take care of limited service.

– 75 years ago, July 14, 1937

School board opens fiscal year; Moore re-elected

Fred Moore was re-elected president; two board members stepped down after several years service and two others were formally presented Monday night, as the board of education of Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District 11 held its first meeting for the fiscal year 1962-63.

John Higgins and Raymond K. Nelson, two long-time members who chose not to seek re-election this spring turned over their duties to new board members Mel Jacobson and O. C. Severson.

– 50 years ago, July 13, 1962

After 58 years Federal-Hoffman brings offices back to Anoka

Federal-Hoffman, Inc., has begun moving most of its downtown Minneapolis corporate office staff, consolidating employees in Anoka, it was announced this week by Dave Lentz, president and chief executive officer.

– 25 years ago, July 17, 1987

• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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

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