Twenty-nine being selected
The Anoka County Exemption Board is extremely busy this week selecting the men who are to represent Anoka in the new National Army. Claims for exemption for various reasons, physical examinations and the filling out of the necessary blanks and notices are keeping the members of the board from enjoying any leisure and it is expected that when the board begins passing on the claims there will be no end of work.
– 100 years ago, Aug. 8, 1917
Twenty-fourth annual commencement exercises of rural eighth grades
The twenty-fourth annual eighth grade commencement exercises of the rural schools of Anoka county were held in the Anoka high school auditorium Saturday, Aug. 8, at 2:00 p.m. There was a large attendance.
– 75 years ago, Aug. 12, 1942
New Anoka landfill to open in Ramsey soon
Anoka will begin operations at its new sanitary landfill site Aug. 21. The 160-acre tract lies approximately 1 1/2 miles northwest of the city on the west side of County Road 57 (extended), in Ramsey Township. Several paved access routes are available from all directions ….
– 50 years ago, Aug. 11, 1967
Anoka County Union
Meals on Wheels in jeopardy
The Meals on Wheels program in Coon Rapids and Blaine is in jeopardy. According to Coordinator Joanne Yackel, 32 shut-in residents are being served by the program currently, a number that keeps growing.
– 25 years ago, Aug. 14, 1992
Coon Rapids Herald
• Compiled by Olivia Alveshere
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.