Union Looking Back for Nov. 30, 2012

Mad dog bites two

A dog belonging to John Swanson, ran amok Thursday in the town of Anoka, and was finally shot by Ralph Wanless, after it had bitten dogs, a hog, chickens, ducks and two children.

The dog bit Hazel and Eddie Anderson, children of Gus. Anderson, on the hands. They did not know the dog was mad and started to play with it.

The dog bit dogs belonging to Gus. Anderson, Mrs. Shattuck and C. E. Pendell. It came into Mr. Pendell’s yard and his dog seemed averse to fighting it.

– 100 years ago, Nov. 27, 1912

Firemen answer two calls Monday

The Anoka fire department had two calls Monday. One in the morning came from Champlin. A stove pipe passing through a compo-board partition in the Sykes home started a fire between the walls. The fire was put out with little loss, but had it been at night the consequences would have been serious.

In the afternoon an alarm came in from Peterson Bros. furniture frame factory in the Phil Peterson building at Main and Seventh. Scraps of wood stored in the basement caught fire and made a dense smoke. The firemen flooded the basement and the fire loss was small.

– 75 years ago, Nov. 24, 1937

Court order restrains city on rezoning

A district court order was served on the Anoka City Commission and building inspector Monday, restraining the city from acting on a petition to consider rezoning parcels of property on Anoka’s east side.

– 50 years ago, Nov. 23, 1962

Anoka students honored in national competition

Two Anoka High School seniors were named winners in the 1987 Achievement Awards in Writing competition sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English.

Jessica Askew, Coon Rapids, and Bryan Hunt, Anoka, were nominated for the award last January by Bill Leach, instructor for their Advanced Placement Composition course.

– 25 years ago, Nov. 27, 1987

• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.

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