Thirty seven H.S. graduates
Splendid exercises at city hall conclude school year for 1914 class. Dr. L.A. Weigle, orator. Reception tendered graduates and alumni by junior class. Owing to the limited capacity of the hall, admission was by ticket, and the hall was comfortably filled. The junior class acted as ushers and decorated the hall. The decorations were decidedly pretty, and were done in green and white, the class colors. Over the archway was the class motto, also done in green and white: “Row, Not Drift.” Dr. W.E. Young invoked Divine blessing and the girls quintet sang, “Winken, Blinken and Nod,” by Nevin. Esther A. Petersen gave the salutatory address. It was well given, and was short and to the point.
-100 years ago, June 3, 1914,
Anoka County Union
Anoka “small fry” to have kindergarten starting June 12
Miss Charlotte Johnson, who has been attending Miss Woods Kindergarten in Minneapolis the past year, will open a nursery school for children aged from 3 to 6 in the Franklin school starting June 12.
– 75 years ago, June 7, 1939,
Anoka rejects Coon Rapids sewer hook-up request
The Anoka City Commission Monday turned down a Coon Rapids request to allow that city to connect 133 parcels of property with Anoka’s sanitary sewer system. Coon Rapids had requested Anoka to take on the area adjacent to the Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids between South St. NW, Blackfoot St., Ninth avenue and the Mississippi river on a contract basis. Anoka has previously approved the addition of the hospital to the city sewer system. The future added sewage could overload the Jefferson street line and cause a speed up in expansion of Anoka’s sanitary disposal plant, it was brought out.
– 50 years ago, June 5, 1964
Coon Rapids Herald
The phrase ‘out to cruisers’ becomes norm
So far barricades have kept cruisers and vandalism out of Anoka. But the Anoka City Council made sure that cruisers will “stay out” when it approved an ordinance Monday that essentially bans cruising from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. any night in Anoka. The ordinance, with extra insurance for police, won’t be enacted upon unless cruising approaches the large-scale problems of last summer.
– 25 years ago, June 9, 1989
Anoka County Union
• Compiled by Sue Austreng
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