Life Looking Back for June 7, 2013

Fifth grade plans cleanup of Blaine historical site
In a May 17 appearance before the Blaine City Council, representatives of the fifth grade of Jefferson school obtained permission to clean and restore the old Town Hall, located near 109th and Radisson Road.
Mayor Roger Barnes presented the class with a photocopy of the original deed to the property which showed that Charles J. Swanson donated it to the Township of Blaine Sept. 3, 1904. The council granted them permission to work under the coordination of the newly-formed Blaine Historical Society, which has aided them in their project.
– 40 years ago, May 25, 1973

Blaine denies mud rally permit
Little children and owners of four-wheel vehicles have one thing in common… they both like to play in the mud, and following Thursday’s Blaine city council meeting, only the children will now be able to legitimately pursue the pastime.
A request for a temporary special use permit to operate a mud rally at the intersection of Highway 65 and 109th Avenue NE was denied on a unanimous vote by the Blaine city council and applicant David Mastell said he would forget about applying for a permit to hold the rallies.
– 30 years ago, May 27, 1983

Special community planting bring ‘Ribbon of Color’ to life at Aveda
In the span of seven days, the landscape in front of the Aveda Corporation in Blaine was transformed from green pasture to a future Ribbon of Color.
The special community planting project May 19-21 included more than 70 trees and 600 wildflowers.
– 20 years ago, May 28, 1993

• Compiled by Kelly Johnson