Union Looking Back for Aug. 16, 2013

More for women at this year’s fair

Managers of the world’s greatest state fair recognize women’s right to instruction and entertainment.

Women of Minnesota and the Northwest will find more comfort, more entertainment and more opportunities for gaining inspiring information at the Minnesota State Fair this year than ever before.

The managers realize that the State Fair will never achieve the fullest measure of greatness until it more completely attracts and interests women and children.

– 100 years ago, Aug. 20, 1913

Anoka water and light dept. has new truck

The city of Anoka has purchased a new Diamond T truck for the city water and light department. This truck replaces the old Ford truck that had been in use for a number of years.

– 75 years ago, Aug. 17, 1938

Hospital fund drive starts Sunday

“Let’s put a hospital in our future. Everything that could possibly have been done in organization, planning and hard work has now been completed. From here on, it’s up to the individual volunteer works and all of the people of the Anoka-Coon Rapids community. And we are sure, as the future well-being of our area is entrusted to dedicated volunteers and an informed citizenry, that this drive will not, must not, CANNOT be anything short of an unqualified success.”

With these words of encouragement and guarded optimism from Haryl C. Simmons, president of the board of directors of the Mercy Hospital Association more than 2000 volunteers will launch the $600,000 drive on next Sunday, Aug. 18.

– 50 years ago, Aug. 16, 1963

Two bikers will take Duluth jaunt for toys

Call them mission men. They are on a mission for toys. For Rob Jouppi and Brian Phaneuf, both Anoka High School seniors, they will make a trek to Duluth and back on bicycles to raise funds for KARE-TV’s Toys for Tots program.

The idea for the trip came after both students noticed last winter that area Toys for Tots drop-off centers were lacking in toys.

– 25 years ago, Aug. 19, 1988

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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

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