UnionHerald Looking Back for Aug. 1, 2014

Cows fight flies

It’s torture for your cows and unprofitable for you because they give less milk. Spray them with Hoff’s Fly-Off, the best thing you ever saw to keep the pests away. Then you needn’t hunt the cows at night — they’ll come home to be sprayed with Fly-Off. The herd pretty nearly knocks the gate down for each one wants to be sprayed first.

-100 years ago, Aug. 4, 1914
Anoka Herald

Twenty-eighth annual Anoka county fair nearly ready  

Plans complete for attractive program of daily entertainment. 4-H club exhibits, displays, demonstrations, booths, and floats are nearing completion of preparation for the Anoka county fair on August 14, 15, 16 and 17. As in years past the main attraction of the 1939 exposition will be the horse racing. The races this year will include harness and running races, slow horse racing, Shetland pony races, farmer’s bareback races and novelty hitch races for farm teams and wagons.

– 75 years ago, Aug. 2, 1939
Anoka County Union

Coon Rapids wins safety recognition  

Thirty Minnesota cities have won awards from the American Automobile Association for their efforts to save pedestrians’ lives in traffic. Among the cities that received this honor was Coon Rapids.

– 50 years ago, July 31, 1964
Coon Rapids Herald

Train collides with Datsun

A Ramsey man narrowly escaped injury when his sports car was hit by a Burlington Northern freight train Tuesday. The westbound train severed David Ballard’s car just ahead of the windshield, throwing two parts of the car about 20 yards apart in the grassy ditch. His transmission was the only part left on the road. After the impact, Ballard said, “All I remember is waking up and I was in the seat.”

– 25 years ago, Aug. 4, 1989
Anoka County Union

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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