Life Looking Back for Dec. 28, 2012

Christmas tree lighted at city hall

Blaine residents and officials gathered at City Hall Dec. 4 for the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

Acting Mayor Don Knoll and Queen Luann Lennes, the new Miss Blaine, did the honors of throwing the switch to light the tree.

There were Christmas carols sung during and after the ceremony by the Junior Girl Scout Troops from Madison School. The crowd was treated to cookies made and donated by Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts and to hot chocolate and coffee donated by the Blaine American Legion Post.

– 40 years ago, Dec. 15, 1972

Park misses chances to beat Irondale

Spring Lake Park was another North Suburban team which was involved in a Tuesday night squeaker. But this squeaker did not have a happy ending for Park.

Park dropped a 61-59 game to Irondale even though it had three chances in the final minute to tie the score. A missed lay-up, another missed shot and finally a throw-away with five seconds remaining, sealed Park’s fate.

– 30 years ago, Dec. 17, 1982

Energy conservation plan will save Blaine money

An energy conservation plan will save the city of Blaine a considerable amount of money over the next ten years.

The plan is the result of an agreement with Honeywell Inc. to initiate a comprehensive energy savings plan in city facilities.

Under terms of the agreement, Honeywell has guaranteed a minimum of $64,000 in savings in operational and energy conservation, said Don Poss, Blaine city manager. The city projects, he said, a years savings between $75,000 and $95,000.

– 20 years ago, Dec. 18, 1992

• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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