Unfenced ditch sore spot with residents
Too little play area and too much ditch were among the complaints of residents of Restwood Terrace Mobile Home Park who appeared at the April 18 Blaine Council meeting. A councilman visited the area and felt there may be some ordinance violations.
– 40 years ago, April 26, 1974
‘Happy’ clown is the best clown
Something “Happy” happened to a former Blaine man on his way to Las Vegas. Wally Leslie also known as “Happy the Clown,” was in Vegas auditioning for a job as a ventriloquist at the Frontier Club. The owner of the club not only offered him the job, but talked Leslie into sticking around for the International Clown Convention.
– 30 years ago, April 27, 1984
Education about the environment
It was somehow appropriate for students at Westwood Elementary School to learn more about their environment while the Minnesota monsoon season was taking place. Kay Grindland, Eco Arts and Entertainment, visited the school April 26 to teach the students more about their environment. She used a variety of songs, Native American stories, folk tales and true stories in her presentation. And the students were more than willing to participate in any way they could.
– 20 years ago, April 29, 1994
• Compiled by Sue Austreng
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.