Anoka’s two banks have deposits of $1,090,703.13. If the deposit of banks are indication of the prosperity of a city, then Anoka can be counted as a financially strong city. The Anoka National and the State Bank of Anoka in their report of the conditions of the institutions show deposits of over a million dollars, which speaks well for banks and the city.
Three resolutions were passed by the Spring Lake Park Council commending the Spring Lake Park Jaycees, Mrs. Jaycees, and Kraus-Hartig VFW Auxiliary for the services performed the past year in the city.
The Blaine Residents Association is hosting the annual Miss Blaine-Junior Royalty pageant tonight, July 5, 7 p.m. at Blaine High School. Candidates are Lois Hoppe, Joni Oulman, Taryn Nordstrom, Renee Weinmann, Patti Lynn Sannes, Susan Timmons, Wendy Ann Pede, Jane Copeland, Tina Holm, and Catherine Simon.
Within the past few weeks there have been several more or less violent disagreements between horse drivers and auto drivers over their respective rights to the road. In most cases the dispute has been entirely vocal but in at least one, fists and teeth were used.
Grand Marshal for Blaine’s Blazin’ 4th parade will be Tom Poston, who is presently starring through July 21 in the comedy “The Odd Couple” at the Friars Minnesota Music Hall Dinner Theatre in Minneapolis. Parade begins at 11 a.m. July 4. A full schedule of amusement at Aquatore Park should provide amusement for everyone following the parade. Fireworks after dusk will climax the celebration.
Anoka invites you to celebrate with her July Fourth, promising a jolly good time all day. Following is the official list of attractions: Flag raising 9:30 a.m. with special salute and songs followed by parade at 10:00 a.m. Patriotic speech by Herbert Goodrich of this city. No resident of Anoka should miss hearing this speech. At noon a grand picnic dinner.
June 17, the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) took the first step to upgrade the Anoka County Airport to a first class general aviation facility similar to Flying Cloud or Holman Field in downtown St. Paul. By a unanimous vote, the committee directed staff to begin planning to upgrade the airport, located in Blaine, so that it could handle increased air traffic, including light jet aircraft.
A proposal to hire 13 young people as part of a summer youth employment program administered by the county was vetoed at a June 6 meeting of the Blaine City Council. Under the program 10 individuals would be hired to work in the summer employment program for the public works department and three in parks and recreation. The city of Blaine would pay 25 percent of the wages; the rest would be funded by state and federal government.