The members of Mrs. T. G. J. Pease’s Sunday school class were delightfully entertained New Year’s night, at the home of Mrs. Clarence Greenfield on Jackson street. Music on the phonograph and stunts appropriate to the holidays occupied the attention of the guests. A package containing several kinds of cloth, a small piece of cotton batting and a dozen plus pins were given each guest. Type written instructions, written in rhyme told how to make a doll.
– 100 years ago, Jan. 8, 1913
New Year’s party
Miss Jill Grow was hostess to members of the Eight Smart Girls club and their friends at her home on New Year’s Eve.
Skating was enjoyed during the evening followed by indoor games at the home and a late supper. New Year babies and lamp post gentlemen marked the places while red and white streamers were stretched from the electrolier to each place.
– 75 years ago, Jan. 5, 1938
Library board presents site recommendations
The Anoka library board favors erecting a future library on the present site of the Anoka library, provided enough land is available, the City Commission was told Monday night.
They presented recommendations for future library building size and locations prepared by Robert H. Rohlf, library consultant, who picked the present library site as the most desirous and named several other alternate sites.
– 50 years ago, Jan. 11, 1963
Police search for vacation vandals
Clean-up was nearly completed at Anoka High School Monday as students returned to their vandalized school after the winter break. The high school was broken into during the night of Dec. 29. Police suspect the thousands of dollars in damage was done by juveniles, although according to Anoka police, there are no concrete clues.
Dr. Dean Soutor, principal, announced Monday that the school was offering a $200 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
– 25 years ago, Jan. 8, 1988
• Compiled by Kelly Johnson
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.