Life Looking Back for June 6, 2014

Mini golf course approved

Developer Tom Cooper’s proposed mini gold course was approved by Spring Lake Park Council Monday evening after having been passed by the planning and zoning commission earlier in the month. The mini golf course, which will operate during the warm months of the year, will be located between the abandoned Mr. Quick Restaurant on Highway 10 and Skelly station on the corner of 83rd and Highway 10. The operation will be a portable set-up so Cooper may move his operation to warmer climates during the winter months.

– 40 years ago, June 7, 1974

Blaine graduates 585 students

Before conferring diplomas on the 585 graduates of the class of 1984, Blaine High School principal Elliott Perovich told them there were “the best class we’ve ever had.” Perovich said every class which has attended Blaine  since its beginning in 1971 has been excellent, but the class of 1984 has distinguished itself in the areas of scholarship, drama, music, and athletics.

– 30 years ago, June 8, 1984

Spring Lake Park graduates 253

The weekend was filled with sights and sounds of ceremonies as 253 students from Spring Lake Park High School and 577 from Blaine High School graduated. At Spring Lake Park student speakers were Emily Irwin and Kyle Martin. Blaine class orators were Michael R. Barr and Autumn Town.

– 20 years ago, June 3, 1994

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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