UnionHerald Looking Back for March 28, 2014

Will you trade mornings?

We know that it is hard for you to get out in the morning. We also know that something must be done to relieve the afternoon rush. With this in view we have arranged very tempting bargains for the morning hours, eight to twelve A.M. Specials: 9c-Fifty dozen ladies’ fast black Hose. 69c-House dresses. 35c-The best apron value you ever saw. 6c-One full case of standard 28-inch percales in a pretty range of medium and dark colors. 19c-Ladies’ pure silk boot Hose. 39c-Children’s percale School Dresses. (Woodward’s Store since 1894)

-100 years ago, April 1, 1914,
Anoka Union

Car injures little girl on North Ferry

“Dood” Ellis, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Ellis, who live on North Ferry street, escaped serious injuries by a miracle Friday. She was struck by a car driven by City Engineer Wayne Ridge as she dodged out onto the road from behind a car. There were several witnesses, including Walt Larson and E.L. Jorgensen, who declared it unavoidable. The little tot, about five years old, was taken across the street to her home, a physician was called at once and she was taken to Abbott hospital in Minneapolis. A collar bone was broken, and her face cut and bruised. A couple witnesses thought the wheels of the car passed over her. She is reported as getting along nicely.

– 75 years ago, March 29, 1939,
Anoka Union

Hospital progressing rapidly

The skyline east of Anoka is changing as the new Mercy Hospital construction continues ahead of schedule. The opening date for the 150 bed hospital is scheduled for December 1 of this year. The hospital is designed to be expanded to an eventual 300 bed capacity when the need arises. A nine months community campaign raised over $600,000 by public subscription and donations for the $1.8 million hospital construction.

– 50 years ago, March 27, 1964
Coon Rapids Herald

The wheel man

Corey Gislason, 19, took advantage of the spring weather Tuesday as he cruised around the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park in his Roller Blades. The former St. Francis High School hockey player, now a Coon Rapids resident, was only one of many area residents who were out and about this week at the dam.

– 25 years ago, March 31, 1989
Coon Rapids Herald

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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