Another boost for Anoka
From both the standpoint of merchants and citizens we take great pleasure in announcing that plans have been laid for the expending of several thousands of dollars in the enlarging, remodeling and refurnishing of our store, Smith Bros of Anoka. It cannot but please you to know that we have enuf confidence in Anoka’s future to spend much good hard cash to make this an up-to-date store to trade in. We feel that Anoka is growing better each year and that we should keep pace with her progress if possible.
-100 years ago, June 9, 1914,
B Battery leaves for two weeks sojourn
Battery B, 125th Field Artillery of the Minnesota National Guard, with Capt. Tom Olsen in charge, is getting into action according to reports received from Camp Ripley this week. B Battery’s truck caravan left Anoka at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, stopping at Becker about 9:30 for breakfast. The Battery arrived at Camp Ripley at 11:30 and was then dismounted and the equipment unloaded, tents assigned and the men were busy getting quarters ready.
– 75 years ago, June 14, 1939,
Anoka County Union
Jaycees seeking ‘Snowflake Days’ in Coon Rapids
Plans were formulated this week to originate a week-long winter celebration in the City of Coon Rapids. The celebration is designed to promote winter activities and companionship among the area residents, plus the opportunity to demonstrate the winter facilities that exist within the community and surrounding areas. Plans are to kick off the celebration in December with the sale of SNOWFLAKE BUTTONS, which will be good for admittance to many of the events.
– 50 years ago, June 12, 1964
Coon Rapids Herald
He was the fastest in fast company
Brown is one of Anoka’s two new champions. He realized long before last weekend’s annual State High School League sponsored track and field championships meet at White Bear Lake that he would be among fast company. But graduated senior Jeff Brown was confident going in and a state champion coming out. Brown rocketed to the state Class AA 100 meters dash championship — the first state 100 championship in Anoka’s history.
– 25 years ago, June 16, 1989
Anoka County Union
• Compiled by Sue Austreng
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.