Civil War veteran dies here
Horatio Hawkins died Friday night, May 15, at nine o’clock at his home on Fourth Avenue. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at two at Hassan, Rev. Hixen of Minneapolis officiating. Mr. Hawkins was an old and highly respected resident of this community. Mr. Hawkins served in the civil war as a private in Company “G” 11th Regiment Minnesota Infantry from August 1864 to June 26, 1865.
-100 years ago, May 19, 1914,
High school track team district champions eighth consecutive year
For the eighth consecutive year the Anoka high school track team has won the district track and field championship competing over a field of five schools at the fair grounds last Wednesday afternoon. Isle finished in the runnerup position with Milaca, Cambridge, and St. Francis following in that order. Wayne Eli, husky Milaca star, proved the one man show of the meet accounting for a total of 25 points, but Anoka’s well-balanced team held the spotlight and took the honors of the day.
– 75 years ago, May 17, 1939,
Anoka County Union
Iwo Jima painting
An oil painting of the famous flag raising by the U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima Feb. 23, 1945 was painted by Herbert Millington, a professional artist and former commander of the Coon Rapids American Legion. Millington presented the painting to the Legion. He has exhibited paintings at the University of Minnesota and in Washington, D.C.
– 50 years ago, May 15, 1964
Coon Rapids Herald
Church withdraws its proposal to locate in 3-bedroom rambler
What was shaping up to be an intense battle Tuesday soon fizzled over when the issue reached the Andover Council Chambers. The issue was whether the Andover City Council should grant the North Twin Cities Church of Christ a special use permit to locate in a rural neighborhood when more than 50 residents of that neighborhood objected to the idea.
– 25 years ago, May 19, 1989
Anoka County Union
• Compiled by Sue Austreng
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