Life Looking Back for March 7, 2014

SLP council gives nod to elderly care plans

At its March 4 meeting, the Spring Lake Park City Council … gave tentative approval to a plan to erect a 150 bed board and care facility for the elderly at Terrace and Osborne Road. The facility, to be constructed at an estimated cost of one million dollars, would be for those elderly who need only minimal care.

– 40 years ago, March 8, 1974

SLP teachers to get 16% pay raise

If a tentative settlement between School District 16 and the Spring Lake Park Teachers’ Federation is ratified, teachers will receive a total of a 16.8 percent salary increase for the 1983-84 and 1984-85 school years. With the new contract next fall’s salary for a beginning teacher with a B.A. degree will be $18,005. For a teacher with a masters degree and 13 years of teaching experience next fall’s salary will be $34,150.

– 30 years ago, March 9, 1984

Sumo wrestling or a cause

Sumo wrestling takes center stage at the Be-Bop Cafe in Blaine every Monday for a good cause. The sumo wrestling is part of a campaign to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis, the number one genetic killer of children and young adults in the country.

– 20 years ago, March 11, 1994

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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