Life Looking Back for Aug. 8, 2014

Oak Wilt afflicts city’s trees

City staff presented reports on controlling animals, tree disease and dust at an Aug. 1 meeting of the Blaine City Council. Due to the passage of a shade tree disease control law by the 1974 legislature, the city will soon have to take action on Dutch Elm and Oak Wilt disease within Blaine.

– 40 years ago, Aug. 9, 1974

Circus in town

Circus Vargas, billed as the world’s largest big top, opens this weekend in Pioneer Village, Highway 242 and Central Avenue. Performances are scheduled for 4:30 and 8 p.m. today (Friday). Tickets are available at Pioneer Village.

– 30 years ago, Aug. 10, 1984

Project Wild

By developing a school nature area, Roosevelt Middle School students will be able to closely study society’s impact on the environment. The nature area project is part of a Project Wild action grant, administered by the School Nature Area Project (SNAP) at St. Olaf college in Northfield. Roosevelt students will enhance a wildlife habitat by expanding an existing pond, planting native trees and grasses, and constructing bird houses, nesting platforms and feeders.

– 20 years ago, Aug. 5, 1994

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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