UnionHerald Looking Back for Feb. 28, 2014

Spring coming

Spring will be here in just a few minutes now. How about wall paper? We’ve just got to secure room for new stock and offer some rare bargains this month. It will pay you to think about this now. Bring the size of your room and let us figure on it. We have some good cough medicine, too – Goodrich Druggist, Anoka.

-100 years ago, March 3, 1914, Anoka Herald

Churches join in sacred song 

Indicative of the very fine spirit of fellowship and cooperation of the churches of Anoka was the large gathering at the Anoka high school auditorium on Sunday afternoon at four o’clock. It is estimated that nearly 600 were present to listen to the Festival of Sacred Music which proved a great credit to all who made the arrangements or participated in any way in making it such a success. It was one of the most notable church assemblings ever meeting in this city.

– 75 years ago, March 1, 1939,
Anoka County Union

Mercy Hospital construction ahead of schedule 

“Boy, it’s big!” This was the remark Tuesday of a curious reporter who scrambled around the inside and outside of the partially completed Mercy Community Hospital, now being built at Dakotah street and Highway 10 on the east-west boundary line of Anoka and Coon Rapids. The $1,833,765 hospital, now rising well above the ground, is a joint effort of the communities of Coon Rapids, Anoka, Champlin and Glenwood Hills hospitals of Golden Valley.

– 50 years ago, Feb. 28, 1964
Coon Rapids Herald

New school discussed

There may soon be another initial and another member added to District 11’s ABC high schools – that is if a task force deems it feasible to build a new high school in the district. At the school board meeting Monday, the board approved a proposal to establish a task force to study the feasibility of building a fourth high school in the Hennepin County portion of the district. In addition, to alleviate projected massive overcrowding within the district, officials propose to reorganize the district’s class structure by including ninth grade in the high school. Junior high would become middle school with grades six through eight, while elementary schools would include kindergarten through grave five.

– 25 years ago, March 3, 1989
Anoka County Union

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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