Union Looking Back for July 26, 2013

1st Park concert

The 1st Park concert to be given on the Court House lawn Friday night of this week. Bring the family and all your friends.

T.P. Giddings and Lester McGaffey soloists, and the Anoka Band will play all of the accompaniments.

Sing old songs. Save your Union and you will be sure of having the program.

Prof. Thad Giddings will be director and he and Lester McGaffey will act as soloists. The band will be under the direction of W.E. Wilberg.

– 100 years ago, July 30, 1913

Mammouth crowd gathers at Greenhaven Wednesday in club’s first anniversary

Many prizes are awarded in honor of day marking the opening of the course. A large number of golfers and Anoka citizens were present last Wednesday at the Greenhaven clubhouse to celebrate the first anniversary of the clubhouse and golf course.

Several tournaments and contests were staged with Art Anderson as the genial and most proficient master of ceremonies.

Bridge was enjoyed during the afternoon by many of the Anoka ladies.

Many gathered for the tempting buffet supper. Dancing was enjoyed during the evening interspersed by the awarding of special gifts.

– 75 years ago, July 27, 1938

$2,000 in tools taken from Anoka County garage

Thieves broke into the Anoka county highway department garage near the fairgrounds over the weekend and took over $2,000 in equipment. Investigating deputies said the theft apparently occurred between 11 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Monday. They took a self leveling survey level, survey transit, chain saw and another survey level.

– 50 years ago, July 26, 1963

Unanimous decision

The sometimes smoldering issue of whether Atlas Incinerators, Inc. should be allowed to locate a contract-burn facility in Ramsey came to a fiery conclusion Wednesday night.

The Ramsey City Council unanimously voted to deny issuing a conditional use permit to Atlas, a Coon Rapids-based company, for the purpose of constructing and operating a contract-burn facility at its proposed research facility in Ramsey during a special council meeting.

Indicating that a number of unknown variables involving the potential health risks of incinerators still existed, council members voted to deny the permit.

– 25 years ago, July 29, 1988

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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

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