Chief Haley nabbed a Peeping Tom Monday evening. The fellow has worked in the harness factory, was not exceptionally bright, and it is believed he is the same man who has made trouble before. Someone has been peeping in various windows. … Monday night he started on his crusade and as he was looking in at Mrs. Hollis’ window, the chief nabbed him. He wept copiously over his arrest, and was given a suspended sentence and “deported.”
-100 years ago, May 20, 1914,
Anoka County Union
“Art” has its big moment when locked up with two Rembrandt admirers Friday
Anoka got into the headlines and on the air Friday afternoon when Mrs. Myron Lepper and Miss Dorothy Bunge of Minneapolis got themselves locked in the Walker Art gallery. Mrs. Lepper and Miss Bunge were deeply engrossed in the work of Rembrandt and did not heed the passing of time, when suddenly they noted a quietness about the place. Upon going downstairs to the front door, they met no one and when they reached the door they found it locked. There they were at the mercy of the statues, paintings and valuable objects of art.
– 75 years ago, May 24, 1939,
Archbishop Binz establishes Epiphany parish
A new parish will be established in the city of Coon Rapids next month, it was announced in last week’s edition of Catholic Bulletin following a decree by Leo Binz, Archbishop of Saint Paul. Its name will be Epiphany parish and the new pastor will be Reverend Bernard A. Reiser, at present the assistant pastor at St. Mary of the Lake parish in White Bear Lake.
– 50 years ago, May 22, 1964
Coon Rapids Herald
Exclusions may soon become grim reality
The faces told the story. A look of defeat was present in the faces of a few District 11 officials Monday as a six-month battle for more school funding ended when the Minnesota Legislature finalized its spending package. After months of haggling, the funding package, simply stated, does not meet the needs of District 11.
– 25 years ago, May 26, 1989
Anoka County Union
• Compiled by Sue Austreng
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.