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Seems Like Yesterday

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50 years ago (1962)
The first of the 1963 automobiles were coming out. Walsh-Platt Motors, at Hewitt and Rucker avenues, would have the Chrysler Motors fancy lineup on display tomorrow -- the Imperial, Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Valiant, Dart and Dodge Truck.
A postal rate hike was awaiting Congressional approval. The cost of mailing a first-class letter would rise from 4 cents to 5; postcards from 3 to 4; air mail letters from 7 to 8; and air mail cards for 5 to 6. Increases wouldn't go into effect until January, assuring another season of 3-cent unsealed Christmas cards.
25 years ago (1987)
The new $5 million wing at Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington was about to open. At 57,000 square feet it was about twice the size of the original complex and like going into culture shock after being in the old part, said Connie Hopkins, the hospital's director of community relations.
Sonya Forster scored three goals to help keep the Snohomish High School girls soccer team unbeaten in Western Conference AAA play with a 5-0 victory over Oak Harbor. Jill Naas and Jenny Birks added goals and goalkeeper Heather Aliulis had the shutout for the Panthers.
By Jack O'Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library.

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