Over a million dollars
Anoka’s two banks have deposits of $1,090,703.13. If the deposit of banks are indication of the prosperity of a city, then Anoka can be counted as a financially strong city. The Anoka National and the State Bank of Anoka in their report of the conditions of the institutions show deposits of over a million dollars, which speaks well for banks and the city.
-100 years ago, July 15, 1914,
Anoka County Union
Anoka to be hosts to the American Legion convention
Anoka and the Edward B. Cutter post, American Legion and Auxiliary will be hosts to about thirty thousand American Legion and Auxiliary members of the tenth district on Saturday and Sunday of this week. Representatives from the 45 posts in eight counties will be present for the two day affair.
– 75 years ago, July 12, 1939,
Morris Bye’s last day on the job
The Coon Rapids Herald camera caught School Superintendent Morris Bye’s last day on the job. Packing brief case for the last time. Giving keys to successor Erling Johnson. Last walk down a lonesome hall. A final look back at 21 years.
– 50 years ago, July 10, 1964
Coon Rapids Herald
District 11 moves ahead with plans for fourth school
The groundwork is currently underway for a fourth high school in Anoka-Hennepin District 11. During the school board’s meeting Monday, many issues regarding the school were discussed. Though the discussions are preliminary, district officials believe it is imperative to develop a strong case so they can sell the concept of an October bond election to the public. Because projected student populations are expected to outgrow District 11’s buildings by the middle 1990s, a fourth high school was recommended by a task force last month. Officials hope to open the new school’s doors in Brooklyn Park by the fall of 1992 — that is if the bond election is approved in October. If not, the school opening could be pushed back a year.
– 25 years ago, July 14, 1989
Anoka County Union
• Compiled by Sue Austreng
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.