Bold night prowler
Sometime during Thursday night a man broke open the shed door at Mrs. McLaughlin’s and gained entrance to the house. He left every door open as he wandered around. Ben McLaughlin awoke, with a feeling that there was some one in the room standing over him. He got up, noticed all the doors were open, and finally lit a lamp. He was in time to see a man going out of the coal shed door. Tracks in the snow showed the fellow came from down town.
– 100 years ago, Jan. 22, 1913
President’s birthday ball January 29
Anoka county’s Birthday Ball in honor of the President will be held at the armory in Anoka on Saturday evening, January 29, 1938. This year John H. Nordin of Columbia Heights and Edward J. Walsh of Anoka have been designated as co-chairman and are rapidly completing plans for the affair. It is expected that within the next few days the members of the various committees will be announced and final plans drafted.
As in years past it is expected that Elk River, Big Lake, Champlin and other surrounding towns will join with Anoka to make the affair the success it has been in the past.
– 75 years ago, Jan. 19, 1938
St. Francis to study fire protection needs
A citizens’ committee from St. Francis will look into fire protection needs and determine what fire fighting equipment may be obtained at the lowest cost to the village.
The St. Francis village council Thursday appointed Elmer Johnson, village Civil Defense director, to head the committee. Johnson will appoint his committee in the near future.
– 50 years ago, Jan. 19, 1963
Tentative agreement reached
Until there’s a vote, it’s not official, but District 11 and the Anoka Hennepin Education Association have reached a tentative contract settlement that calls for a teachers’ salary increase of about 8.7 percent over the next two years.
The tentative agreement was reached Jan. 13 after the two sides met for an eighth mediation session. The specifics of the agreement call for an average teacher salary increase of $4,028 over the two-year contract.
– 25 years ago, Jan. 22, 1988
• Compiled by Kelly Johnson
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.