Looking Back

For some reason the city’s birth rate IS much less than death rate. What is the matter with old Dad Stork or is it Anoka? According to returns for the year there were 58 births in Anoka and 80 deaths.

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The old fashioned spelling match aroused so much enthusiasm that the ladies of the Universalist club have arranged for a second contest. This is to be between the east and west sides of town. The same speller, Aiton’s, will be used and the match will be held at the Universalist Church Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.

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Northtown Center will be host to movie great, Ernest Borgnine from 2-5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. Robert Muir, owner and developer of Northtown Center, and his personal friend, Ernest Borgnine, have recently worked together creating a television spot for Northtown where Ernest Borgnine, while in the middle of the ocean, indicates he is swimming to Northtown to shop because it’s “well worth the trip.”

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A study in white racism and the problems it has created in society has been the topic in School District 16 secondary social studies classes the past three weeks as part of the Council on Quality Education of the State of Minnesota. Some 1,700 students took the three-week course along with 60 adult students who sat in the social studies classes.

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Anoka friends of R.W. Akin, who went south a few weeks ago for his health, are pleased to learn he is better, and are smiling broadly over a story to the effect that he has been safely put under lock and key, far from home.

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Five year old Ricky Melvig had to wait an extra day for an extra-special Christmas present this year, but it’s doubtful that he minded very much. Ricky, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Melvig of Blaine, has leukemia, and doctors rate his chances of survival as poor.

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Saturday morning at about two o’clock, the new bakery building at the asylum, a structure about 30×50 feet, suddenly collapsed, the cement roof crashing to the floor, and lying there practically intact.

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