Union Looking Back for March 8, 2013

High school notes

Malcolm Lurton has stopped school and turned janitor.

Miss Annie O. Anderson has resigned and Miss Charlotte Sanborn has taken her place.

Miss Hazel Watson heard “The Trail of the Lonesome Pine” in Minneapolis Saturday.

The announcement has been made of a new game for whisperers. Many appear anxious to try it.

– 100 years ago, March 5, 1913

Reception held at Anoka State Hospital

A brilliant social affair took place Friday evening at the Anoka State Hospital, when the employees of that institution were hosts to members of the Kiwanis Club and the Commercial Club and their wives. The reception, honoring the new Superintendent of the Anoka State Hospital and his wife, Dr. and Mrs. Walter P. Gardner, afforded an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with the staff.

The entertainment was held in the spacious ballroom, which was made more beautiful with flowers, plants and bouquets, placed throughout the room.

– 75 years ago, March 2, 1938

Anoka might lost Fire Class 6 with Ramsey annexation

The possibility of Anoka being dropped to a poorer fire classification rate should the city annex Ramsey township will be given consideration by the Anoka-Ramsey study group.

The Fire Underwriters Inspection Bureau has stated that should Ramsey be annexed, two fire insurance classification districts could be established.

– 50 years ago, March 1, 1963

Highway 10 study provides Ramsey with planning guide

It’s a $25,000 study that no one, it seems, is quite ready to lay bets on.

The final Highway 10 corridor study, commissioned by the city of Ramsey last year, was released recently, putting in black and white what many city officials had already suspected.

– 25 years ago, March 4, 1988

• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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

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