Life Looking Back for Jan. 24, 2014

District 16 board approves two Title III applications

At a special meeting Jan. 15 the Board of Education of School District 16 approved two Title III applications:

a. Application 1 – whereby aid would be sought in the drug abuse area in Anoka County.

b. Application 2 – whereby incentives can be expedited to increase the motivation of high school students in their respective course areas.

– 40 years ago, Jan. 25, 1974

Puppies found

Five puppies were found Monday morning at the Blaine City Hall after being dumped off in the city hall parking lot. Members of the Blaine police department brought the puppies in out of the cold until the animal control service could pick them up. Before the day ended two of the puppies had been adopted by city staff members.

– 30 years ago, Jan. 27, 1984

Winter frolics

For any winter outdoor enthusiast, there was much to participate in last weekend during Spark Fest at the Joseph E. Wargo Nature Center. Many tried their hand at Norwegian kick sledding. Some sledders were able to move quickly through the snow, but it was evident that everybody who tried the kick sledding had a good time.

– 20 years ago, Jan. 28, 1994

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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