Union Looking Back for May 31, 2013

Friday is Memorial Day

J. S. Cady Post No. 2 G. A. R. and Mary A. Livermore Circle No. 1, Ladies of the G. A. R. will assemble at the hall at 9:00 a.m. and at 9:30 a.m. will proceed to Champlin, where a procession will be formed in conjunction with the pupils of the Champlin schools and citizens at Miller’s corner, proceed thence to cemetery where the G. A. R. service will be held at the cross.

– 100 years ago, May 28, 1913

Bethel church’s 50th anniversary

Preparations are being mad for the observing of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Bethel Methodist church to be held June 5th at the church at Dryer’s corner. The program for the all-day services will be as follows: Morning service, 9:45, with Dr. J. Arthur Rinkle, district superintendent, officiating. Sunday school as usual. Picnic lunch at noon. Anniversary services at two o’clock.

Evening program at 7:30 by the young people under the direction of Paul Neal, pastor. Everybody welcome.

– 75 years ago, May 25, 1938

City water rate hike considered

A proposed increase in city water rates, considered the lowest in the suburban area, may be discussed by the City Commission Monday.

Anoka’s water users now pay $1.31 for 5,000 gallons. South St. Paul pays $1.25 for 5,000 gallons, but on 20,000 gallons, Anokans pay $3.31 and South St. Paulites , $4.93. On 35,000 gallons, Anokans pay $4.93 and South St. Paul, $8.30.

– 50 years ago, May 24, 1963

Ideas for kids

Most of the time, Meghan Cronin and Melanie Johnson are typical students receiving a public education in Independent School District 15.

But the past four months, Cronin, a ninth-grader at St. Francis High School, and Johnson, an eighth-grader at St. Francis Middle School, have helped give the district a thorough education of its own.

The two students had a chance to lend their knowledge by serving on the district’s Youth Development Task Force.

– 25 years ago, May 27, 1988

• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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

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