Life Looking Back for Jan. 6, 2012

Blaine Winterama set Jan. 21, 22, 23

The Blaine Residents Association, Inc., is organizing the first Winterama for Blaine, Jan. 21, 22, 23.

There will be fun activities for the entire family with many organizations throughout the city planning to make it a community weekend. The schedule for the winterfun weekend is planned so that all age groups will be included.

Friday, Jan. 21 is Teen Day. There will be a hay ride for teens starting at 6 p.m., concluding at the teen dance at Westwood school. Admission for the dance is 50c and the bands will play from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

– 40 years ago, Dec. 31, 1971


Board votes itself 11 per cent pay hike

In a year-end housekeeping chore, the Anoka County Board of Commissioners have themselves an 11 percent pay raise for 1982 at last week’s regular board meeting.

The pay hike means commissioners will draw a salary of $22,807 in 1982, up from the approximately $20,500 they made in 1981.

According to Bruce Goodman, county management analyst, the pay hike is the same as the one the commissioners had earlier given county employees.

– 30 years ago, Jan. 1, 1982


Little magazine fills big literary void

The Twin Cities is a major literary center. But you might not guess it checking local literary magazines, because there weren’t any.

Not until now.

With the premier publication of “Sidewalks” in August, area poets and writers again found an outlet for their work.

– 20 years ago, Dec. 27, 1991


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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