Life Looking Back for Jan. 10, 2014

Words of caution to snowmobilers

In response to reports of frequent violations of snowmobile laws in Spring Lake Park, councilman Jack Gustavson offered the following: “I would like to express my disappointment with continued misuse of snowmobiles in the Village of Spring Lake Park. The majority of violations are as follows: children under age of 14 riding on streets, illegal riding on private property and parks and riding after 10 p.m. curfew. If parents, youth and adults don’t follow Village Ordinance to the law the council will have to ban snowmobiles in the Village.”

– 40 years ago, Jan. 11, 1974

Teachers and ISD 16 close on money matters

There is no contract settlement yet between the District 16 school board and the Spring Lake Park Teachers Federation after 11 negotiation meetings. Economic issues have almost been resolved, but the two sides still differ on contract language issues.

– 30 years ago, Jan. 13, 1984

Parks get noticed

Brightly colored with a variety of uses, including slides, ladders and rings among other things, today’s park equipment is a real eye-catching statement. The playground installations at two Blaine parks were recently nominated for international award by the GameTime International Design Competition in Atlanta, Ga. Competing with entries from all 50 states and from more than 25 countries, Westwood Park and Filmore Park won awards in several areas.

– 20 years ago, Jan. 14, 1994

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.