Union looking back for June 7, 2013

High school graduates

Commencement exercises for the class of 1913, Anoka high school, were held at the armory, Thursday evening.

The platform was prettily decorated in green and gold, the class colors. Members of the junior class acted as ushers.

The graduating class this year did not wear caps and gowns, and the effect was much prettier.

– 100 years ago, June 4, 1913

Marcy’s radio station named at key station

Short wave station W9HEN, operated by Charles D. Marcy of Anoka, Saturday was named on of the key stations in a 21-station state-wide short-wave network established by the University of Minnesota all-university council, student governing body.

When notified by the university’s own station, W9YC, that the council had passed a resolution to establish the chain, all outlets sent congratulatory replies to the Minneapolis station within 11 minutes of the time of the original message.

– 75 years ago, June 1, 1938

Anoka, Coon Rapids, school board to study joint recreation plan

Anoka and Coon Rapids city commissions and Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District 11 Board of Education agreed Monday to enter into a joint study to investigate the feasibility of hiring a full time recreation director to coordinate activities and use of facilities throughout the school district.

They voted to form a committee consisting of two representatives from each governing body to formulate a plan by Aug. 1 and report back to the group.

– 50 years ago, May 31, 1963

Atlas officials meet with the public

With quite a different reaction than their neighbors in Elk River, Ramsey residents reacted positively May 31 to the proposal by Atlas Incinerators, Inc. to move its national corporate headquarters to Ramsey. About a half-dozen residents attended the meeting.

– 25 years ago, June 3, 1988

• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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

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