Life Looking Back for Nov. 29, 2013

Dedication of Blaine High School

Blaine Senior high school dedication ceremonies will be held Thursday, Dec. 6 beginning at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. The ceremonies will begin with the students in the Naval R.O.T.C. unit presenting the colors. Jim Bower, well known twin city soloist and a resident of the Blaine high school area, will sing the National Anthem. Rev. Bob Myers, Coon Rapids Church of Christ will give the invocation.

Following the presentation of the keys, Morris Bye, former superintendent of Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11 will speak. Tours and refreshments will be provided. Blaine high school opened this fall. Built at a cost of $7.7 million the school has a 2400 student capacity.

– 40 years ago, Nov. 30, 1973

City crews work long hours to clear snow from roadways

While the rest of us were trying to figure out what to do with all the snow that had fallen in our driveways and on our sidewalks, the public works crews of Blaine and Spring Lake Park had larger problems to worry about. Spring Lake Park’s three-man crew had 29 miles of roadway and seven miles of sidewalks to clear. This meant working two 12-hour shifts.

The Blaine crew of 15 worked about eight and a half hours on Thursday to clear the first foot of snow from 135 to 140 miles of roadways.

– 30 years ago, Dec. 1, 1983

Northtown gets nationwide recognition for Caring Tree

An effort to help students get needed school supplies last summer has not gone unnoticed. The Caring Tree Project, Northtown Mall is one of 50 shopping centers nationwide to receive the “Get Centered 50” award from the International Council of Shopping Centers.

– 20 years ago, Dec. 3, 1993

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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