State fair exhibit
Anoka county is going to make an exhibit at the state fair this year. Arrangements are being made by the Anoka County Agricultural society to put on an exhibit that will excel any other attempts of this kind. This is going to be a bumper year for Anoka county, good crops are reported from all parts of the county. If samples of the best crops in the county could be collected, Anoka county would win the first prize without a doubt.
– 100 years ago, July 24, 1912
Scouts back from camp with honors
Camp Snikintasa, near Annandale, opened Thursday, July 8 with 17 boys representing Anoka and Champlin. The afternoon was spent in locating the village campsites under the supervision of Mr. Reed and Mr. Southworth, camp director. After a hearty breakfast Mr. Southworth explained our camp duties. On Friday evening the camp bank opened and the boys deposited their money to be checked out as needed.
– 75 years ago, July 21, 1937
Ordinances to annex given first readings
Ordinances to annex portions of Ramsey and Grow townships to Anoka were given first readings by the City Commission Monday.
A petition by Fred Armstrong for the city to annex the north half of lot five, auditor’s subdivision 28, a small tract of land located north of Calvary cemetery was read. The south portion of the land (south half of lot five, auditor’s subdivision 28) is St. Stephen’s Catholic church property and an ordinance for the annexation of that property was read.
– 50 years ago, July 20, 1962
Anoka County Fair will open Aug. 4
Anoka County Fair, the largest of its kind in attendance in Minnesota, runs from Aug. 4-9 in the fairgrounds off Highway 47 in Anoka.
Highlights include animal and 4-H judging, Dale Merriam’s Show daily on the midway, bands, fashion revue, lumberjacks, monster truck, daily Golden Glove Olympic boxing, police fingerprinting, horse show, truck and tractor pull, rodeo, demolition derbies and more.
– 25 years ago, July 24, 1987
• Compiled by Kelly Johnson
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.