Life Looking Back for June 8, 2012

Help needed in compiling Blaine community history

Interest is mounting about the history of Blaine according to Marilyn Hamm, executive secretary of the Blaine Area Chamber of Commerce.

Therefore, action to obtain all possible past history must be taken now, as time is the greatest factor in clouding past events. A first glance into the past was instituted by the Chamber two years ago through the efforts of Chamber member, Bill McGonigal.

– 40 years ago, June 2, 1972


School board approves new tax increase

Taxpayers in Anoka Hennepin School District 11 will have to dig a little deeper–but not much–into their pockets to pay the tax increase approved by the School Board Tuesday.

Property owners whose homes are valued at $60,000 will pay an additional $1.26 a year–that’s 11 cents a month–as a result of the board action. Those homes valued at $100,000 will pay an extra $5.79 a year.

– 30 years ago, June 4, 1982


A GED success story

Between 70 and 100 students will be graduating with their GEDs June 22 at Blaine High School, giving them the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma through the Metro North school district consortium.

Although this represents only a fraction of the students who actually go back to school to successfully pass their General Educational Development tests, the emotions that accompany the successful completion of a GED program are often seen in all students — from recent high school dropouts to the elderly who never had the chance to finish high school.

– 20 years ago, May 29, 1992


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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