UnionHerald Looking Back for May 5

Patriotism alive in Anoka

Anoka is patriotic and always has been patriotic. The grand patriotic mass meeting at the Green Theater, Friday evening, was evidence of how the people of this community feel relative to patriotism. The Green Theater was crowded to its utmost capacity, and it is thought as many were turned away as gained entrance.

– 100 years ago, May 1, 1917
Anoka Union

Temperance will be observed at churches

May 10, Mothers’ day, will also be observed as County Temperance Sunday in several Anoka and Wright county churches.

– 75 years ago, May 6, 1942
Anoka Herald

Rum River footbridge still in city plans

Construction of a footbridge across Rum River connecting the east side of the area of old Anoka outdoor stadium should be encouraged, City Commissioner Gerry Bryan said Monday. A footbridge spanned the Rum River to the stadium many years, but was washed out by high waters several years ago. The stadium has fallen into disuse, although it was once site of plays, concerts and other activities.

– 50 years ago, May 5, 1967
Anoka County Union

Parent input sought on curriculum

“Power to the parents” could become a familiar and popular catch phrase in District 11’s corridors, classrooms and administrative offices if the Anoka-Hennepin School Board has its way. The school board directive to better involve parents on curriculum committees comes in the wake of District 11’s AIDS and sex education controversy more than one year ago and a request made about two months ago by a group calling itself Citizens Protecting Public Education.

– 25 years ago, May 1, 1992
Coon Rapids Herald

• Compiled by Eric Hagen

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