UnionHerald Looking Back for March 17

Successful stunt carnival

The fore part of the evening was given to a vaudeville program of merit. There was music by the orchestra which was greatly enjoyed, a laugh provoking scene given by Misses Helen Walters and Grace Vevea, an Italian musical scene in which Fred Drewett was the Hurdy Gurdy man, Miss Marguerite Dunn the Italian dancing girl and Carol Geddes the monkey. They received numerous encores. The third act was a Hebrew dialogue between Messrs. Voigt and McGaffey. It was very funny and well done. Duets by Messrs. Parker and Veidt completed the program.

– 100 years ago, March 13, 1917
Anoka Herald

Nutrition work is progressing

A total of 44 leaders representing 22 groups that will meet to discuss nutrition and the part it will play in national defense, representing 950 families in Anoka county, will meet on Wednesday, March 18, for a discussion on the topic, “Right Foods Put More Life into Living.” These 4-H leaders will represent 31 organizations throughout the county.

– 75 years ago, March 18, 1942
Anoka Union

County “war on poverty” to be discussed

“The War on Poverty in Anoka County” will be discussed by the Anoka county staff of the Office of Economic Opportunity at St. William’s church, Notre Dame Hall, Thursday, March 30 at 8 p.m. The Leagues of Women Voters of Anoka, Columbia Heights, Fridley and the Blaine Provisional League are sponsoring the meeting.

– 50 years ago, March 17, 1967
Coon Rapids Herald

Simply the best

Brandon Paulson, Anoka High School senior, became the 17th wrestler in the history of the State High School Wrestling Tournament to win three consecutive individual championships. He won his 1992 title with a final – and decisive – win over St. Francis’ Barrett Golyer.

– 25 years ago, March 13, 1992
Anoka County Union

• Compiled by Eric Hagen

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