Life Looking Back for Aug. 22, 2014

Water tower to go patriotic

The city of Spring Lake Park, known for its enthusiastic civic groups, as the home of School District 16, and hotbed for a variety of athletics, will also be known as the city with the patriotic water tower this year. Spring Lake Park council officially okayed the bid of Apex Contracting Incorporated to paint the Spring Lake Park water tower the colors of red, white, and blue for the cost of $5,850 at Monday evening’s meeting.

– 40 years ago, Aug. 23, 1974

Johnson to file for SLP city council

Alice Johnson, long time resident of Spring Lake Park has announced her intention to file for election to the Spring Lake Park City Council. The four-year terms of council members John Conde and Bruce Olson and the two-year term of Mayor Don Masterson will expire this year. Johnson said her past activities in community and civic affairs have been “stimulating and rewarding.”

– 30 years ago, Aug. 24, 1984

New senior residence offers independent living for women

Two area businesswomen are set to open a different kind of senior citizen residence in Blaine. Donna Wilson and Marilyn Lom, who own a personal care attendant business, have designed High Land Place as an independent living facility for older women. High Land Place looks like a single-family residence from the outside, and in many ways, a home is what it was designed to be.

– 20 years ago, Aug. 19, 1994

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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