UnionHerald Looking Back for Feb. 21, 2014

Stork shies at Anoka

For some reason the city’s birth rate IS much less than death rate. What is the matter with old Dad Stork or is it Anoka? According to returns for the year there were 58 births in Anoka and 80 deaths.

-100 years ago, Feb. 25, 1914, Anoka Union

Minneapolis Journal lauds Giddings with congratulations and razz sheet at party

Seriously, Mr. Thaddeus Giddings, The Journal is happy to add its voice to the volume of congratulations which must be deafening your eardrums in recognition of your invaluable contributions to school and public life during these many years. We feel you have given the city and the northwest unstingingly of your talents and in doing so you have enriched the lives of numberless individuals.

– 75 years ago, Feb. 23, 1939,
Anoka Herald

Dogs poisoned in Grow township

A series of dog poisoning in the Grow township is under investigation by the Anoka county sheriff’s office. At least three dogs have been recently poisoned. Meat containing a poisoned wheat believed to be made of strychnine has been found in the Crooked Lake area.

– 50 years ago, Feb. 21, 1964
Anoka County Union

Reason to celebrate for Coon Rapids swimming

There was plenty of reason to celebrate for the Coon Rapids High School swimming program this week. Not only did the Cardinal swimmers win a conference championship for the first time in school history, they also had an unbeaten conference season.

– 25 years ago, Feb. 24, 1989
Coon Rapids Herald

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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