Union Looking Back for Aug. 2, 2013

One life lost!

Half a dozen men working at the asylum narrowly escaped the same fate in a cave in. One badly hurt. A fatal accident occurred Thursday afternoon at the asylum about 2:30, when a cave in occurred where the new engine room addition is to be built, and John Johnson was caught and his life snuffed out in the twinkling of an eye, and four fellow laborers escaped with injuries more or less serious.

– 100 years ago, Aug. 6, 1913

Flies not all to blame for drop in milk flow

Don’t blame the flies for the drop in summer milk production, says H.R. Searles, extension dairyman, University Farm, St. Paul. Your feeding practices may need overhauling.

Summer is the low-cost period for the Minnesota dairyman, and if the cows go down in production when pastures begin to get short, he is losing an opportunity for profit.

The ripe, mature grasses have about the feeding value of wild hay, and the dairyman can supplement these thru a variety of ways.

– 75 years ago, Aug. 3, 1938

Teen dance, splash party!

The Recreation Department will sponsor a teen-age splash party and dance Tuesday night, Aug. 6. The splash party will be at the Charles Horn municipal pool from 8:15-9:30 p.m. The teen dance will be held at the tennis courts adjoining the pool from 9:30-11:15 p.m. The music will be furnished by the Ascots. The admission charge of 50c covers both the dance and the splash party.

– 50 years ago, Aug. 2, 1963

Landfill options discussed

A plan which could spell the beginning of the end for the Ramsey landfill has been put on hold, pending the completion of an environmental impact study.

Waste Management of Minnesota, Inc., the corporation which owns the landfill, has temporarily withdrawn its application to Ramsey for a conditional use permit. The permit would allow Waste Management to vertically extend a portion of the landfill, and then begin proceedings to cap and close the landfill.

– 25 years ago, Aug. 5, 1988

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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

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