Blaine’s Blazin’ 4th is four days of fun
Activities scheduled for the Blaine’s Blazin’ 4th of July celebration begin with July 4th flag raising ceremonies. Other July 4 events: parade, activities in the park, bake sale by Boy Scout Troop 522, novelty races, softball games, pet show, pony rides, food concessions, game booths, the Friars special Blaine performance, and fireworks.
– 40 years ago, June 29, 1973
Royalty pageant Sunday at high school
Blaine’s Royalty pageant will be held Sunday evening at the Blaine High School auditorium. Ten queen candidates and 12 junior royalty candidates will be taking part in the pageant along with the 1982 Blaine royalty and visiting royalty from neighboring communities.
The 1982 royalty include Queen Lisa Gossen, Princess Dawn Pobuda, and Princess Penny Jo Trongard, Junior Queen Kristi Saba, Commodore Keith Lowinske (also was selected as the current Aquatennial Commodore), Junior Commodore Joshua Greenwood, and Junior Princess Kelly Larson.
– 30 years ago, July 1, 1983
Girls’ ice hockey shoots for District 11 approval
Girls’ ice hockey has completed its first pass and has positioned itself to take a successful shot from the blue line that represents the Anoka-Hennepin School District.
Responding to pleas and cries for gender equity in extra-curricular activities, the administrative staff recommended Monday that the district initiate a developmental program for girls’ hockey for the 1993-94 school year.
The girls’ hockey teams will practice on a limited basis three times per week and possibly have scrimmages against other metro area schools that will field teams in 1993-94, including Burnsville, Elk River and Blake.
– 20 years ago, July 2, 1993
• Compiled by Sue Austreng
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.