W. H. Hoffman & Sons have purchased Geo. Sanderson’s meat market and will continue the business. Mr. Hoffman has been employed in the market for some time, and both he and his son are expert meat men. They will handle government inspected meats, and will make a success of the business.
– 100 years ago, Sept. 4, 1912
Historical site being platted for buying
The plat of Akin Acres now owned by J. W. Schmidt will be filed with the county in a short time. Mr. Schmidt has had a plat of the property which lies east of Rum river at the confluence of the Rum and Mississippi. Second avenue is being extended in a graceful curve southeasterly and then swings north. This road will be two one-way thoroughfares with an island between. Landscaping is being planned and the lots on the river are 100 feet front and range from 100 to 230 or more feet in depth.
– 75 years ago, Sept. 1, 1937
13,000 pupils expected to open District 11 schools
There will be no split shifts in the schools of Anoka-Hennepin School District 11 when the bells ring for school opening Tuesday morning. However, an expected 13,000 pupils (nearly 2,000 more than a year ago) will crowd the 14 school buildings beyond capacity, forcing the school administration to rent space in churches in the University avenue area of Coon Rapids. These rented facilities will have to be used until the new Monroe school in Blaine is completed next fall, relieving the crowded conditions in that area.
– 50 years ago, Aug. 31, 1962
Anoka stops St. Francis in a 6-1 dual meet finale
Anoka’s only action earlier this week was a dual meet with St. Francis, a meet that ended favorably 6-1.
Anoka, which was without a number of players because of flu and injury, still swept the top four singles matches in straight sets. Joni Roback, Jill Zaske, Allisen Givens and Kelly Friestad were the winners.
– 25 years ago, Sept. 4, 1987
• Compiled by Kelly Johnson
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.