Union Looking Back June 28, 2013

LeVine-Weaver wedding
Pretty wedding of Anoka young man and Princeton young woman. Miss Esther LeVine of Princeton and Charles Weaver, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Weaver of Anoka, were united in marriage at the home of the bride in Princeton, Friday, June 25th, by Rev. LeVine, father of the bride. They will reside on the Weaver farm in Brooklyn Center, this summer. The bride taught school in Anoka the past year and the groom is in partnership with his father as J.L. Weaver & Son.
A number of Anoka people attended the wedding.
– 100 years ago, July 2, 1913

City Commission and Board of Education draw plans for
athletic field construction
Football field, bleachers, cinder track receive final O.K.
The project of sodding the football field at Goodrich Memorial Park, the construction of new bleachers and the building of a cinder track circling the gridiron were assured through the action of the city commission and the board of education at a joint meeting held Monday night.
The project of sodding the field has been under way for several days but the funds for the project were running low and a meeting was called. The two groups agreed on a joint program so that most of the work will be completed by this fall.
– 75 years ago, June 29, 1938

City commission approves West Main street lighting
There will be light on Anoka’s West Main street, the City Commission voted Monday.
They unanimously approved the installation of mercury vapor street lights from Ferry street to Green avenue on Main street on a motion by Commissioner Lauren Turnquist and a second by Commissioner Ted Wuest.
The project involves the installation of 32 lights in the three-fifths of a mile area, costing an estimated $14,240 that will be paid for by both the city and by special assessments.
– 50 years ago, June 28, 1963

Lost crops, sold stock may force farmers to go ‘belly up’
Relating the Drought of 1988 to the dusty summer of 1934, farmers are losing crops, some are selling the stock and others may “go belly up,” the Anoka County Board was told Tuesday.
The condition in Anoka County is “real bad,” said Morten Schmidt, County Executive Director of Anoka-Hennepin Agriculture Stabilization Conservation Service.
– 25 years ago, July 1, 1988

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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