Union Looking Back for Feb. 1, 2013

Firemen’s banquet

The members of the Anoka fire department, men at the power house, and the wives and sweethearts to the total number of 56 enjoyed an elaborate banquet at the city hall Wednesday evening. The committee in charge was Geo. Frauman, D. S. Hall, A. W. Chase, Chas. Reynolds and Earl Hyatt.

A table was set that extended the length of the hall, and the waiters were Misses Florence Hall, Charlotte Palmer, Claire Green, Jennie Green, Dorothy Wilberg.

– 100 years ago, Jan. 29, 1913


Franklin P. T. A.

There was a good attendance at the regular meeting of the P. T. A. of the Franklin school last Wednesday afternoon. Attendance honors went to Miss Elsie Martin’s room. The program consisted of a book review, “Life Begins at 40” by Mrs. Wayne Ridge and music by Miss Orabelle Wyman’s room. Lunch was served by the hostesses, Mmes. Clem Lehn, A. Erickson, Earl Hunter and H. T. Hanson.

– 75 years ago, Jan. 26, 1938


Brieres close grocery store

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Briere have closed their store, Brieres’ Grocery, long a landmark on North Ferry street. In announcing their retirement, which was effective Jan. 14, Briere said “We were there 33 years and seven months to the day. We started the grocery store June 14, 1929.”

The Brieres, whose living quarters are in connection with the store, will continue to make their home there. They plan to “just take it easy,” Briere said today.

– 50 years ago, Jan. 26, 1963


Lawman recovers own snowmobile

The message is undisputable. If thieves want heat just swipe a snowmobile belonging to a law enforcement officer, especially if the officer happens to be a snowmobile and outdoor enthusiast of some repute.

Patience and determination figure in most cases. Add unhappy. Terry Larkin of Anoka was definitely not happy when his $5,500 machine was stolen as he was attempting to apprehend a suspect in two snowmobile thefts after a brisk chase up the Rum River.

– 25 years ago, Jan. 29, 1988


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson


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