UnionHerald Looking Back for July 4, 2014

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Within the past few weeks there have been several more or less violent disagreements between horse drivers and auto drivers over their respective rights to the road. In most cases the dispute has been entirely vocal but in at least one, fists and teeth were used.

-100 years ago, July 7, 1914
Anoka Herald

Diamondball benefit games for tornado victims to be staged tomorrow night 

Goodrich Park scene of athletic and musical program for sufferers. Kittenball will be the main attraction Thursday evening as Twin City diamondball teams meet Anoka’s All-Star aggregations in an attraction to raise funds for the aid of the tornado sufferers. The Anoka Municipal Band will have a large part in the program furnishing music to the spectators and Conductor Ted Veidt has promised a most attractive program of classical, popular, martial, and special numbers.

– 75 years ago, July 5, 1939
Anoka County Union

Open bids for school shop equipment July 13 

Bids for shop equipment for the Coon Rapids senior high school will be opened at 1 p.m. July 13, the Anoka-Hennepin District 11 board of education has announced. Specifications are on file at the office of the Superintendent at the Anoka senior high school in Anoka.

 – 50 years ago, July 3, 1964
Coon Rapids Herald

Unwanted! No cruising zone established

Though the barricades seemed to work for some time, the cruisers are back on Anoka streets — in force. Because of this, the Anoka City Council — attempting to curb this activity — enacted its no cruising ordinance June 29. The latest cruising problem and complaints have been on Jackson Street where weekend traffic has increased considerably. The no cruising ordinance will ban cruising in Anoka on Main Street from the city’s eastern border to Highway 10 and approximately three blocks on either side, including cross streets. The ordinance will be in effect on weekends from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

– 25 years ago, July 7, 1989
Anoka County Union

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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