Union Looking Back for April 26, 2013

Looking for a depot site

Officials of the Minnesota & Northern Railway company were in Anoka Thursday, consulting Mayor Abbott and other citizens in regard to securing a site for the depot in a desirable location. The company desires to locate the depot in a convenient place to suit the citizens of Anoka. They promised that the cars would be running to the city inside of thirty days.

– 100 years ago, April 23, 1913

Bowling season closes

Local pinsters are closing this week the season’s bowling activities.

The men’s A, B and C Leagues will meet Thursday night at Green Haven club house for their banquet. The women’s banquet will be given Wednesday evening, April 27.

Members of the women’s B league challenged the A League to a tournament which was accepted and will be played next Monday and Tuesday evenings.

– 75 years ago, April 20, 1938

Boys, 12, safe after canoe tips in Mississippi

Soaked and shivering but none the worse for wear, two 12-year-old Anoka boys were home safe Monday after their canoe overturned in the Mississippi river.

Police, sheriff’s deputies and the sheriff’s water patrol launched rescue operations but the boys, who stuck with the canoe, managed to make their way to shore at the end of Shaw avenue where they were picked up.

– 50 years ago, April 19, 1963

Chemical contents destroyed

Potentially hazardous chemicals stored outside Anoka’s public works facility were to be disposed on-site Thursday morning, weather permitting, “in a safe way,” the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said Wednesday afternoon.

The chemicals, methyl bromide, a class B poison, and hydrocanic acid, a class A poison, were apparently stored in canisters in a building in south Minneapolis, taken to an area junkyard where they were refused and were being transported when the driver’s truck broke down.

– 25 years ago, April 22, 1988

• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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

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