Looking Back

Approximately 25 people were present at a March 14 meeting with the mayor, councilmen and engineers at Blaine City Hall to hear proposals for extending 109th from Highway 65 to Lexington Avenue. The extension would follow the present lines of 109th from Highway 65 to Flanders. Then, due largely to swampy terrain, would drop down to one of two alternate routes: it could follow a path along 105th or halfway between 109th and 105th until it reaches Lexington.

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At a March 7 meeting, the Blaine City Council set recommendations for 1974 non-union police salaries, and requested that acting city manager Theis stay within the budget in adjusting salaries for other non-union personnel.

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Wednesday the class of 1914 presented their class play, “Esmeralda” at the city hall. Matinee and evening performances were put on successfully, both from a dramatic and financial stand point. The members of the cast displayed exceptional ability for amateurs and students and showed the effect of skillful coaching.

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At its March 4 meeting, the Spring Lake Park City Council … gave tentative approval to a plan to erect a 150 bed board and care facility for the elderly at Terrace and Osborne Road. The facility, to be constructed at an estimated cost of one million dollars, would be for those elderly who need only minimal care.

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Park benefit week Help us please! This is a united effort by the ladies of Anoka to assist the Park Board in financing the improvements of the new Windego Park. The hearty support of all, every man, woman and child of Anoka is wanted. We can all have a share in this good work, and [...]

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If telephone service from area businesses has seemed extra-courteous during the past week, it is very possibly due to Telephone Courtesy Clinics offered Feb. 20 by the Bell Telephone Company in cooperation with the Blaine Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Spring will be here in just a few minutes now. How about wall paper? We’ve just got to secure room for new stock and offer some rare bargains this month. It will pay you to think about this now. Bring the size of your room and let us figure on it. We have some good cough medicine, too – Goodrich Druggist, Anoka.

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Twenty-eight Spring Lake Park students will be traveling abroad to Germany and Spain for two weeks next month as part of the International Student Experience Program that involves a number of high schools in the state of Minnesota. This will be the first year that Spring Lake Park has participated in this program which is three years old and directed by James Phalen, an ex-Spanish teacher.

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For some reason the city’s birth rate IS much less than death rate. What is the matter with old Dad Stork or is it Anoka? According to returns for the year there were 58 births in Anoka and 80 deaths.

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