40 years ago this week

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 23:36

That’s a lot of hot air!

A total of 32 candidates for state legislative offices from Mat-Su and Anchorage districts attended a Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce “Meet the Candidates Night.”

Because of the higher-than-expected turnout, candidates were limited to three minutes of remarks each.

Several questions were tossed to the candidates from area residents, according to a front page story in the Aug. 10, 1972 Chugiak-Eagle River Star. Most questions, the article noted, had to do with local roads.


A rascally robbery

A vegetable garden owned by Reese Tatro of Mirror Lake was victimized by thieves during the early morning hours of Aug. 9.

According to a story on Page 5 of the Aug. 10, 1972 edition, Cabbage and lettuce in the garden were trimmed, carrots were topped and the leavings left in a corner of the garden.

Taken were a dozen heads of lettuce, half a row of carrots, a dozen onions, and undetermined quantity of lettuce and some radishes.

Police had not identified a suspect.


Tragedy strikes local teen

A 16-year-old Birchwood girl died from injuries sustained in a pick-up truck accident. According to the Star, Mary Louise French died when she fell from the back of the truck while the vehicle was preparing to stop to allow her to move to the cab.

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