UnionHerald Looking Back for April 11, 2014

Charges cruelty

Roy R. Frazier, oculist, formerly located in Anoka, and plaintiff in a suit for divorce from his wife, Flora E. Frazier, according to his wife’s testimony, maintained letter boxes at the post office under assumed names to correspond with other women. He lived in a tent, he says, to escape nagging of wife. The case is on trial before Judge Leary.

-100 years ago, April 14, 1914,
Anoka County Union

Anoka citizens invited to observe Americanization Day

In conjunction with the national observance of Americanization Day by approximately 3,500 local units of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Henry J. Wuest Post No. 1043 of Anoka will sponsor a community program to be presented at the Anoka high school auditorium at eight o’clock Thursday evening April 13.

– 75 years ago, April 12, 1939,
Anoka Herald

Welcome Wagon

Four officers of the newly-formed Coon Rapids Welcome Wagon Club got together with the city’s two hostesses to plan the first meeting of the Club planned for April 23. Eligibility in the Welcome Wagon Club is limited to adults (16 years and up) who are residents of Anoka, Coon Rapids, Blaine and Fridley who have been recipients of a Welcome Wagon call.

– 50 years ago, April 10, 1964
Coon Rapids Herald

The perfect spring gift

Parking will be a little less of a hassle at Anoka-Ramsey Community College this fall thanks to Target Stores. The Minnesota Board for Community Colleges has accepted a gift of land valued at more than $310,000 from Target Stores as a contribution towards easing the parking crunch at the college.

The land in Coon Rapids is located between the Coon Rapids Ice Arena and Rainbow Foods, and covers some three-and-a-half acres. Dr. Richard Carpenter, president of the college, said that 100 extra parking places will be available thanks to the donation.

– 25 years ago, April 14, 1989
Anoka County Union

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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