Former Cedar resident, Helen Delger, entertained no fond memories of the “‘good old golden rule days.”
Now that we’re a month into the beginning of the new school year let’s take a look backward to see what came before.
I’d never been to Riverfest, Anoka’s big time summer event, not until last July when I decided to combine it with my usual activity for the day — the Andover Fun Fest which I have attended religiously ever since my son began entertaining under the tent as “Elvis.”
After running home at lunch to check on his cat, Connexus Energy Assistant Planning Engineer Jim Paulson returned to work for a celebration.
Farming was big in Anoka County.
For today’s column I’m going to tap into some of Albert Goodrich’s list of firsts in his book, “History of Anoka County.”
For the past 10 years I have belonged to the Coon Rapids Writers Group.
Tucked against the western border of Anoka County where the Rum River joins the mighty Mississippi, lies the county seat, Anoka, Minnesota.
This is a continuation of Ole Griep’s story told to me by Ole, himself, in 1996 while he was working as a volunteer “grandpa” at Crossroads Vocational School in St. Francis.