River drops 10 feet
The mill company started to draw the water from Rum river Friday afternoon at four o’clock, giving the owners of houseboats, launches, etc., four hours notice. There was a great scramble to get down to the mill pond with the boats and get them out of the river. G. A. Woodward got his boat high and dry. G. H. Goodrich’s boat was beached, and Thad Giddings houseboat was half out of the water when night came on. The job was finished Saturday and by Monday the river was pretty low.
– 100 years ago, Aug. 14, 1912
Real estate moving
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bouley have purchased Mrs. Henry Faherty’s home on East Main street and are redecorating the entire home. They expect to move in about September 1st.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Gustafson have purchased the Berry home on North Ferry street.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Waldhoff and children of Michigan, formerly of Anoka, are returning and will reside in their home on Jackson Street, now occupied by the Gustafson family.
– 75 years ago, Aug. 11, 1937
Construction begins on new nursing home
Construction has started on the new Anoka Nursing Home on Fremont street and Franklin lane in Anoka.
The building will be of concrete block with a shadow wall effect and have a steel roof making the structure a fire resistant home. In addition, the home will have a self contained fire alarm system in case of any emergencies, intercommunication facilities and nurses’ call system. One of the latest patient conveniences will be a self controlled lighting system for each bed which can be controlled while the patient is lying in bed.
– 50 years ago, Aug. 10, 1962
Girl with cast is champion rider
Competitive riding is tough enough at the Anoka County 4-H horse show and a broken ankle in a cast might hinder all but the most determined enthusiast, no matter how talented.
Hindered perhaps, but definitely determined, Amanda Christ, a sixth grader at Trinity Lutheran in St. Francis, rode into championship status at the Anoka County Fair Aug. 4-5.
– 25 years ago, Aug. 14, 1987
• Compiled by Kelly Johnson
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.