UnionHerald Looking Back for April 18, 2014

Scarlet fever

Two particularly sad deaths occurred at the home of William Eden Tuesday afternoon when two of his children, Mable and Mary, aged 7 and 9, died of scarlet fever. They were ill but a short time. The funeral occurred Wednesday morning there being brief services at the grave. The sympathy of the county is extended to the afflicted family.

-100 years ago, April 21, 1914,
Anoka Herald

Skeleton on the north bank of river

Two Hennepin county Boy Scouts named Chase came across the Mississippi in a boat Saturday and in looking around found under a fallen tree human bones. There was a skull, bones of the legs, etc., but no ribs or hand bones. They at once notified the sheriff and county attorney. The coroner was notified and further search of the spot revealed a piece of watch chain, $1.21 in small change, the latest date on any coin being 1926. The coroner estimated the man was about 45 years of age, about six feet tall. A piece of a mackinaw was found, also part of a shoe, and a piece of blue serge. One tooth had a gold filling. No disappearance of anyone answering the description of the man has been reported.

– 75 years ago, April 19, 1939,
Anoka County Union

School District 11 enrollment 16,561

School District 11 Board of Education Monday evening heard a report on enrollment in District 11 schools, which showed total enrollment as of Friday, March 20 to be 16,561 which exceeds enrollment of a year ago by 2,167. There has been an increase in enrollment in every one of the district’s schools since Jan. 17, 1964, with the latest figures showing a gain of 253 in two months.

– 50 years ago, April 17, 1964,
Coon Rapids Herald

Hey, hey –Boo Boo

Former Minnesota Viking Curtis “Boo Boo” Rouse gave his daughter a big sweaty hug after a basketball contest that touted Vikings versus “The Elite” students and coaches from Anoka, Blaine and Coon Rapids. The basketball contest, which was sponsored by Student Venture, was part of an evening full of activities that encouraged student participation in the area’s High School Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ.

– 25 years ago, April 21, 1989,
Anoka County Union

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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