Union Looking Back for Oct. 25, 2013

New industry for Anoka

Deal has been closed. Harness and strap work manufacturing concern coming here and will bring sixteen families or more to Anoka.

Anoka is to have a new manufacturing industry that comes here with great promise of a big future. The Baedecker Manufacturing Co. of Melrose Park, Ill., has been induced to move their entire plant to Anoka.

– 100 years ago, Oct. 29, 1913

 Two badly hurt

Two young men were badly hurt Saturday evening when a car they were in evidently went out of control and crashed into a truck parked side of the road on the Lake George road. It was snowing at the time.

– 75 years ago, Oct. 26, 1938

 Duck hunters overturn, rescued by deputies 

Three shivering duck hunters, fighting for their lives when their boat overturned on Coon Lake Thursday were safe today following a dramatic rescue by two sheriff’s deputies and another man.

Chief Deputy Ray Baker and Investigator Ed Ward took the call that three duck hunters had overturned a great distance from shore on Coon Lake.

They dashed to Coon Lake, commandeered a 15-foot boat with a 40 horsepower motor and with Donald Knouse of Coon Lake accompanying them, took off at full speed toward the swamped victims.

They reached the men, steadied the boat and hauled in the cold, grateful hunters. They were taken to a house on shore to dry out and warm up on hot coffee.

– 50 years ago, Oct. 25, 1963

 District 11 approves open enrollment

District 11 will implement the state mandated open enrollment plan for the 1989-90 school year, but under its own conditions.

The School Board adopted Monday an overall open enrollment policy for the district, which varies from Gov. Rudy Perpich’s original plan. Under Perpich’s plan, students can apply to attend any school they wish.

District 11’s plan states that students residing in District 11 will be granted priority in transferring from one attendance area to another within the district on a space available basis.

Furthermore a maximum number of transfer students will be established at each site for every program, and/or grade level at each site.

– 25 years ago, Oct. 28, 1988

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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