Life Looking Back for Feb. 28, 2014

Telephone clinic draws 90 people 

If telephone service from area businesses has seemed extra-courteous during the past week, it is very possibly due to Telephone Courtesy Clinics offered Feb. 20 by the Bell Telephone Company in cooperation with the Blaine Area Chamber of Commerce.

– 40 years ago, March 1, 1974

Teachers strike averted

Teachers in School District 16 will not go on strike today. A tentative settlement was reached between the school board and the Spring Lake Park Teachers Federation at a negotiations session Wednesday night according to Gary Erickson chief negotiator for the school board. No details of the potential settlement will be released until the teachers have a chance to look over the agreement.

– 30 years ago, March 2, 1984

Taking center stage

Maybe there isn’t a flying nun performing with “Sister Act” at the District 16 Follies, but just about every other sister combination will be on stage. Among the highlights will be the Pointer Sisters, Lennon Sisters and the Little Sisters of the Poor. The “sisters” are really staff and teachers in District 16. The Follies is a fundraiser for the District 16 Education Foundation. Donations will be taken at the door.

– 20 years ago, March 4, 1994

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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