Union Looking Back for Jan. 31, 2014

New books at library

Over 100 new volumes were added to the library’s science and fiction shelves during the past week. The total number of indexed books at the public library number over eight thousand.

-100 years ago, Feb. 4, 1914

Dog team and drivers Anoka guests

A group of travelling dogs and sledders stopped in Anoka Monday evening and were guests of the Anoka Commercial club overnight as they rested from their strenuous journey. The drivers, Carl and Rudy Schubert of Cumberland House, Saskatchewan left the Saskatchewan country on December 2 and since that time have covered approximately 1,400 miles, the dogs drawing the sled every bit of the way.

– 75 years ago, Feb. 1, 1939

No room for passenger, he watches as plane crashes

Robert Krough of Anoka missed a plane crash Tuesday because a rear seat had been removed from the plane. Instead, he watched the plane fly into a 69,000 volt transmission line, crash on the Mississippi river ice and skid to a stop a half mile away.

“It sure gives you a funny feeling,”  Krough commented.

– 50 years ago, Jan. 31, 1964

Think before you throw

It seems the city of Ramsey is a breeding ground for environmentally based issues. From the long-standing landfill matter to the intriguing incineration dilemma, Ramsey citizens have regularly displayed a keen awareness of their surroundings. And environmental awareness is just the idea that the “Make the Scene, Keep Ramsey Clean” committee is hoping to impress upon residents. The group, the first in Minnesota to be certified by the Keep America Beautiful program, has already been hard at work implementing plans and changing attitudes, said James Gromberg, project manager.

– 25 years ago, Feb. 3, 1989

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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