Artesian well water for Anoka! Pure, refreshing water, water that can be used for culinary and drinking purposes, and that will be absolutely free from pollution of any kind will be coursing through the city mains in about two months.
The water commission at a meeting yesterday closed a contract with J. F. McCarthy of Minneapolis, to put in an artesian well at the plant. The work must be done by Sept. 20, or the contractors forfeit $5 a day.
– 100 years ago, Aug. 21, 1912
Free fair is biggest ever held here
The twenty-six annual Anoka County Fair opened Monday at the fair grounds when exhibits kept pouring in all day long. Tuesday was judging day and the judges were kept busy classifying and checking all the exhibits, awarding the ribbons and making a list of the awards.
In general, there are more exhibits this year than in previous fairs. The school exhibit, housed at the south of the grounds, has a much larger and better exhibit than ever before. The work of the pupils of the Franklin, Washington and rural schools is especially commendable in all lines of craft, needlework, rugwork, woodwork and art.
– 75 years ago, Aug. 18, 1937
New Mount Olive Lutheran Church dedication Sunday
Formal dedication ceremonies will be held at Mount Olive Lutheran church Sunday, Aug. 19 during three special services. The recently completed edifice is located at 700 Western in Anoka.
The first service Sunday will be held at 10 a.m. with Pastor William Sutterer preaching. Rev. A. Fellwock, vice president of the Lutheran church, Minnesota district will be guest speaker at the second service, 3 p.m., with Rev. Fred Pfotenhauer, pastor of St. Johns’ Lutheran church in Osseo as liturgist.
– 50 years ago, Aug. 17, 1962
Anoka appeals levy limit
Burdened with increased costs mandated by state and federal regulations and reduced outside help, Anoka City Council voted Monday to appeal the city’s 1988 property tax levy limit to the Minnesota Commissioner of Revenue.
Anoka’s levy limit for 1988 increased $58,453 over the 1987 levy limit, according to Frank Frederick, city finance director.
– 25 years ago, Aug. 21, 1987
• Compiled by Kelly Johnson
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.