UnionHerald Looking Back for May 30, 2014

Twentieth anniversary week sale

Twenty years ago we were a very small store. Each year with your support we have grown, steadily, surely, until now we have a store to be proud of. We are proud. This sale is an appreciation of your splendid support. We shall offer you bargains for this sale truly remarkable. The items quoted and many others have been shorn of all profit. In every sense of the word it is your week. We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity. A beautiful and useful souvenir will be given to each customer buying one dollar or more.

-100 years ago, May 26, 1914,
Anoka Herald

94 graduate from Anoka High June 1st

Six honor students in largest class of local high school. The annual commencement exercises of the Anoka high school will be held at the auditorium Thursday evening, June 1st, and 94 will receive diplomas, the largest number in an Anoka class for over fifty years. The six honor students are Mead Cavert, Harold Hartman, Robert Reynolds, Harold Bonnell, Ruth Boler, and Donald Franke.

– 75 years ago, May 31, 1939,
Anoka County Union

Barbara Velander  wins national writing award

Lack of arms no handicap to Coon Rapids student. Winning a writing award given by a national students’ magazine would be an honor for any student–particularly if that student, as a ninth grader, won out in competition with high school juniors and seniors–and most particularly if that student wrote her winning piece with her feet! Barbara Velander, a tiny, armless Coon Rapids junior high pupil, blessed with a sparkling smile, recently won a certificate of merit given by the Scholastic Magazine in their publication, “Cavalcade.” Her winning essay, “It’s All in the Way You Take It,” is a summary of and an expression of her attitude toward her limitations and her life – and what a laudable attitude it is!

– 50 years ago, May 29, 1964
Coon Rapids Herald

Anoka to graduate 850

For 850 Anoka High School seniors June 6 means one thing: graduation. That’s right, at 7:30 p.m., Anoka High School seniors will march onto Goodrich Field for their last time as Anoka-Hennepin District 11 students. Tuesday’s ceremony will mark the end of Minnesota’s largest graduating class of 1989, as well as the school’s 109th commencement. Ten valedictorians have been named. They are Scott Bain, Eric Granstrom, Kristin Haight, Paul Haugan, Jay Loven, Melissa Miskavige, Sarah Mohs, Joni Roback, Jennifer R. Smith, and Rebecca Trousil.

– 25 years ago, June 2, 1989
Anoka County Union

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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