UnionHerald Looking Back for March 14, 2014

A splendid show

Wednesday the class of 1914 presented their class play, “Esmeralda” at the city hall. Matinee and evening performances were put on successfully, both from a dramatic and financial stand point. The members of the cast displayed exceptional ability for amateurs and students and showed the effect of skillful coaching.

-100 years ago, March 17, 1914,
Anoka Herald

Coon Rapids P.T.A.

The Coon Rapids P.T.A. will meet at the school on Thursday evening, March 16, at 8:30 o’clock. Rev. V. Vavrina of Champlin will talk on Czechoslovakia. As that little country has been given much publicity recently because of its difficulties with Germany, this topic should be of interest to everyone.

– 75 years ago, March 15, 1939,
Anoka Union

School District 11 Board names superintendent

Erling O. Johnson, one of the outstanding educators of the state, was named Superintendent of Schools of Anoka-Hennepin School District 11 by the Board of Education this week with the announcement being made at a news conference at Anoka Senior high school Thursday morning. Mr. Johnson, who is presently Minnesota Commissioner of Education, will assume his new position July 1, 1964, succeeding Supt. Morris Bye.

– 50 years ago, March 13, 1964,
Anoka Union

Police make city’s largest drug bust

It has been the biggest drug bust in the history of Coon Rapids Police Department. Twenty-one people have been charged with 44 felony counts, while charges are pending against nine other adults and one juvenile for 10 felony counts for the sale of, or conspiracy to sell, narcotics. This culminates a three-month investigation by the department.

– 25 years ago, March 17, 1989,
Coon Rapids Herald

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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