Fair a humdinger
Anoka County’s fair was a success with a capital S.
It could not have been a bigger success in any way.
When the members of the Agricultural Society headed by President Edmunds and Secretary Mecklenburg started the agitation, not a few felt that it would not prove a success. Results have proved they were mistaken. The work went on, the $1000 premium fund secured, and the location of the fair at Riverside Driving Park settled on.
– 100 years ago, Sept. 25, 1912
Throngs jam the armory at reunion
People came for miles around to the reunion and homecoming of St. Stephen’s church to celebrate the golden anniversary of the building of the present edifice. Religious services in the morning opened the day’s program. Dinner was served at the armory, and it was well served, splendidly prepared and the portions were really generous.
The 50th anniversary celebration and reunion of St. Stephen’s Catholic parish opened with a solemn high mass celebrated by Father D. F. MacCarthy.
– 75 years ago, Sept. 22, 1937
St. Francis council to air liquor ordinance
The St. Francis village council will hold a special meeting Monday and discuss whether or not they should pass an ordinance permitting the sale of liquor in that village.
The meeting is set for 8 p.m. at the St. Francis high school. The council previously held a public meeting to help sound out opinion before rendering a decision.
Should they vote in such an ordinance, the council then must decide whether to issue private licenses or go municipal.
– 50 years ago, Sept. 21, 1962
Advisory election in limbo in Ramsey
After lengthy discussion Tuesday night at Ramsey city hall, the question of whether the city council will move ahead on plans to adopt the controversial airport zoning ordinance hangs in limbo.
Ramsey city council tabled any further discussion of the issue until its Oct. 13 meeting.
– 25 years ago, Sept. 25, 1987
• Compiled by Kelly Johnson
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.