Union Looking Back for Feb. 8, 2013

Senior class play

The senior class play “Lost-A Chaperon,” was given at city hall Friday evening before a crowded house. The scene of the play was at Lake George, and the plot of the play related the trials and troubles of a group of girl campers who had lost their chaperon and a party of boy campers on the other side of the lake.

The play was well put on, and well received. Everyone in the cast did well and reflected credit on themselves and the school.

– 100 years ago, Feb. 5, 1913


Big plans made for annual dinner

The Anoka Commercial club is sponsoring and making plans for the annual farmers’ dinner Saturday, Feb. 20th. The one last year was an outstanding success and this year it is hoped to excel that record.

The committee has secured from the WCCO Artists Bureau Clyde Snyder, master of ceremonies at the world’s fair of the Sally Rand show; Bruce Patton, banjoist and Harry Hubatu and his $1000 accordion.

– 75 years ago, Feb. 3, 1938


1962 was best building year in Anoka history

1962 was a record year for taxable construction in Anoka, city building inspector Donald Wuest reported this week, with commercial and industrial building amounting to 48 per cent of the total construction valuation.

This compares with a previous high of 34 per cent.

There was a drop of approximately $400,000 in residential construction from 1961 to 1962. In 1961, 79 residential permits were issued and in 1962, 42.

– 50 years ago, Feb. 1, 1963


Walker may downsize Monroe Street project

Walker Management, Inc. plans to develop the Monroe Street site as a senior housing and parking ramp facility may be downsized to make the project economically feasible, Anoka City Council learned Monday.

Walker said a key item was the Planning Commission directive to establish an interim parking plan during construction, but compounding Walker’s concerns with time, costs and progress of the project are demands by the downtown community.

– 25 years ago, Feb. 5, 1988


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson


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