Life Looking Back for Feb. 17, 2012

Questions raised over purchase of Blaine city cars

Where did all the city cars come from?

This is a question not only posed by a number of Blaine residents (according to calls cited by councilmen) but a question raised by members of the Blaine Council as well.

Upon investigation, it appears that four Nash Ambassadors (air-conditioned) were purchased through the Hennepin county purchase agreement last summer by Blaine’s former city manager without consent or knowledge of the council.

– 40 years ago, Feb. 11, 1972


District 16 approves $391,000 in cuts

Spring Lake Park District 16 school board approved a total of $391,000 in budget cuts Tuesday.

Major items that will be cut in the 1982-83 budget will be in the areas of coaching staff, reduction of instruction and office aide employees, elimination of elementary orchestra program and NJROTC program, reduction in special education services and the discontinuance of four elementary library-media positions.

– 30 years ago, Feb. 12, 1982


Invention Convention

It was a wide-ranging display of innovative creations, from specialized birdfeeders to the Triple Dipple 3-Way Holder. These inventions, like the inventors who created them, provided a possible look into the future.

The scene for these creations was the annual Invention Convention, put on by the third-grade students at Park Terrace Elementary School last week.

– 20 years ago, Feb. 7, 1992


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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