Looking Back

Two researchers from the Children’s Television Workshop, creaters of Sesame Street and The Electric Company, conducted a week-long study at Madison Elementary School this past week. They worked with students and staff using instructional materials based on the Sesame Street and The Electric Company shows.

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Blaine police chief Charles Merriman reports that, with the recent snowfalls, the police department has begun to receive questions and complaints about the operation of snowmobiles. He asks all residents to abide by the regulations of City Ordinance 261, regulating the use of snowmobiles.

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December; lovely, warm, balmy December! Friends away out in California, listen. The first skating on the river came Thursday. The river didn’t freeze at all ‘till Dec. 7 and it didn’t freeze hard enough to hold a person ‘till Dec. 18th. There is no snow, and the Union learns from R.W. Field at the Lincoln mill, that the record of temperature has been unequaled as far as any records that have been kept are concerned.

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A program of unusual interest of Scandinavian folk lore and songs with Grieg adaptations under the direction of Mrs. B.C. Smith, furnished a most delightful entertainment for the Philolectians Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. T.T. Geddes. Mrs. Smith gave a review of Scandinavian literature dwelling particularly on Norway which is rich in its traditions and folk lore.

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The School District 16 Board of Education voiced concern in regard to the cancellation of extra-curricular activities during the holidays and practice during that time, as decreed by directive from the commissioner of education.

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Resolutions concerning public transportation between the Village of Spring Lake Park and the City of St. Paul were passed by the Spring Lake Park Village Council Monday evening in an attempt to alleviate the consumption of fuel during the energy crisis.

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Last week a reception was tendered at the home of E.L. Curial. Someone burglarized the house and stole the ice cream. Four or five bricks of cream were recovered in an alley after a search, but the rest was eaten or destroyed. It is a serious offense to break into any ones premises after dark and steal. If anyone knows who did this contemptible trick, they should advise the proper authorities. Someone will be caught some day and it will go hard with them.

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Blaine Senior high school dedication ceremonies will be held Thursday, Dec. 6 beginning at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. The ceremonies will begin with the students in the Naval R.O.T.C. unit presenting the colors. Jim Bower, well known twin city soloist and a resident of the Blaine high school area, will sing the National Anthem. Rev. Bob Myers, Coon Rapids Church of Christ will give the invocation.

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