Union Looking Back for May 3, 2013

A weather party

Mrs. F. J. Sperry entertained the members of the Clio club and their husbands at dinner last night, the occasion being president’s day in the club and also Shakespeare’s birthday.

The dinner was a weather party and all of the decorations and amusements of the evening were suggestive of the weather. The reception hall was decorated with weather flags indicating all kids of temperature and moisture. The table were laid in the living room and library and the color scheme used was red and white.

– 100 years ago, April 30, 1913

Locker plant will open on Saturday

Bonnell’s store announces today in The Union Shopper, the opening of a refrigerated locker storage plant, the latest in keeping fresh meat and vegetables frozen and available year ‘round. There are 300 lockers and more can be installed as needed. There is a chilling room, seasoning room, freezing room and the storage lockers.

When you bring fresh meat to the plant it is chilled and seasoned in a temperature of 32 to 34 degrees for a period of three to twelve days.

– 75 years ago, April 27, 1938

Police to crack down on dogs

Dogs are not to run at large in Anoka, Police Chief James Hulburt said today.

The police department will take steps to curb the running of dogs at large, in violation of ordinance 254, which reads in part: “Any person keeping a dog without a license or allowing a dog under his control to run at large shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.”

Court appearances will be necessary following violations of this ordinance, Chief Hulburt said.

– 50 years ago, April 26, 1963

Plans for Anoka County light rail transit are rolling along

Anoka County Regional Railroad Authority received approval from Anoka County Board Tuesday for a loan of up to $500,000 to fund the potential of light rail transit in the county.

The action was not a great surprise. The county board recently appointed itself as commissioners of the Railroad Authority.

– 25 years ago, April 29, 1988

• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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

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