Union Looking Back for March 22, 2013

Burglar proof safe

The Anoka National Bank last week put in their fire and burglar proof vaults, a new Diebold Tisco Manganese burglar proof safe, doubly insuring their deposits against loss. The safe is one of the newest models, with an automatic round door, and is the latest word in safes. The new safe weighed over 6,000 pounds.

– 100 years ago, March 19, 1913

Church basketball

The basketball for Wednesday evening, March 16, is postponed until March 23 because of the operetta rehearsal.

In the first round of the play-off the Lutheran defeated the Congregationals 43 to 35 last Wednesday evening, March 9. This was a nip and tuck game up to the last minutes of play. In the 9 p.m. game the Catholics defeated the Methodists 59 to 8. On March 23, the Congregationals will play the Methodists at 8 p.m. for consolation. At 9 p.m. the Lutherans will play the Catholics for the championship.

– 75 years ago, March 16, 1938

Hospital group will sign contract next week

The 27 members of the Community Hospital board of directors unanimously and firmly reaffirmed their former action and voted to go ahead with all speed in signing the proposed contract with Glenwood Hills and the construction of a hospital on the Swanberg property just south of Highway 10 in Coon Rapids, a short distance from the Anoka city line. The action came following a two and a half hour discussion as the board met in regular session Wednesday evening. The signing of the contract is scheduled for early next week.

– 50 years ago, March 15, 1963

Staff cuts to include chemical awareness counselors

Nearly every area of secondary education in Anoka-Hennepin District 11 will be affected by staff reductions, according to District 11 officials. But, at the school board meeting March 14, attention was focused primarily on the chemical awareness program at Blaine High School.

– 25 years ago, March 18, 1988

• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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

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