Union Looking Back for Aug. 30, 2013

Operas for next year

Big plans for 1914 for public sings and fests in Anoka. Strong plea to pull together written by a booster, for the Union.

The management of the entertainment held last Friday on Ferry street wish to thank those who helped so earnestly to make it the great success it was. Especially do they wish to thank the citizens of the town who turned out in such numbers for the good of the cause. The cause is only in its infancy let us hope.

– 100 years ago, Sept. 10, 1913

Anoka school buildings are all painted, cleaned and ready for school to open

Pupils will enroll for the coming school year at the Anoka high school Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock shortly after the general assembly in the high school auditorium where the new teachers in the school will be introduced. The various school buildings in the city have undergone extensive repairs during the summer.

– 75 years ago, Aug. 31, 1938

Escapes death in near electrocution

A 24-year-old lineman for Anoka Electric Cooperative miraculously escaped death Tuesday when he came in contact with a 7,200 volt line while working on a pole.

The mishap occurred west of Anoka on highway 10 near DeZeil’s Cafe, where an AEC crew was relocating a pole.

Victim of the near electrocution was Marvin Peterson, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Peterson.

– 50 years ago, Aug. 30, 1963

Landfill expansion sought in Ramsey

With an environmental impact statement now in hand, Waste Management of  Minnesota, Inc. is ready to take its first steps in seeking approval of its proposal to vertically expand the Anoka Sanitary Landfill in Ramsey.

The process will begin at the Sept. 8 Ramsey Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, when Waste Management will apply for a conditional use permit. The permit would allow the corporation to vertically expand the landfill by 635-acre feet over a two-year period ending sometime in 1991. Closing of the landfill would follow the proposed expansion.

– 25 years ago, Sept. 2, 1988

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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