Life Looking Back for April 5, 2013

No decision on filling Blaine council vacancy

An attempt was made by the Blaine Republican chairman and three unsuccessful council candidates, to have Mayor Roger Barnes “draw straws” to fill the council vacancy.

Consideration was again given to the vacancy at the March 15 meeting when the names of the fist runner up Earl Rasmussen and Shirley Zikmond were placed in nomination.

Barnes nominated Rasmussen to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former Councilman Bill Seifert.

– 40 years ago, March 23, 1973

District 16 budget cuts

School District 16 had its first discussion of the budget priorities since the public hearings a month ago.

Individual board members were to go through the listed areas for cuts and prioritize the items that should be cut in the first $75,000, the second $75,000 and so on.

Superintendent Chris Huber gave a brief background to the board on how the budget process has been conducted by the community and school district employees and has been classified into three categories: residents recognized; employees recognized; and anonymous.

– 30 years ago, March 25, 1983

An international feast

For one week anyway, Blaine High School students have experienced some of the world’s languages close up.

The school’s International Foreign Language Week March 15-19 provided several opportunities for students to experience a different language.

– 20 years ago, March 26, 1993

• Compiled by Kelly Johnson

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