At an Oct. 8 meeting, the Board of Education of Independent School District 16 began work on plans for a new fine arts auditorium. Board members proceeded with the necessary resolution whereby the School District would construct an auditorium for the fine arts, which would mainly be comprised of plays, operas, musicals and operettas, also contests, debate and speech events.
An explosion and fire which destroyed their mobile home and belongings Oct. 2 was the final blow in the last of a series of unhappy events for the Nicholas Flaig family of Centennial Trailer Court in Blaine. Mr. Flaig had been laid off work and was just starting a new job when the fire occurred. Mrs. Flaig had lost her job Sept. 22 due to the closing of a business where she was employed. But it is the fire which the family will remember most.
Sidewalks have begun to appear along city streets in Spring Lake Park including a section that was poured last week along Monroe south of 81st. Earlier this year Spring Lake Park okayed a sidewalk project for various city streets to alleviate the walking problems along the roadways.
Dust, drag racing and disreputable behavior in parking lots have been causing problems for residents in the northwest section of Blaine, and two petitions brought before the Blaine City Council at a Sept. 5 meeting outline some of the problems. Residents of 90th Lane near University Avenue presented a petition asking city help in eliminating excess traffic, speeders, hotrodders, disorderly conduct in the Hofbrau parking lot, and drunken driving.
A Coon Raids girl and a Blaine girl were killed in a three-car automobile accident Saturday afternoon at University Avenue near 99th Avenue. Heather Andersohn, 18, and Christine Beers, 20, were killed instantly when the car they were riding in skidded into oncoming traffic, hitting Everett Swap, 56, of Blaine.
Independent School District 16 today announced its policy for free meals and free milk and reduced-priced meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals and milk served under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Program.
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.