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Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963)

Charles D. McMillen was named manager of Washington Natural Gas Co.'s Everett-Marysville office. McMillen replaced Stanley Winter, who was promoted to the position of engineer in the company's engineering and gas supply department.

Three members of Washington National Guard drilled in the firing of a 4.2-inch mortar in in the back reaches of Fort Lewis. They were Sp. Dale Bartelheimer, Rt. 2, Snohomish; Pfc. Robert McIntosh, Rt. 2, Stanwood, and Pvt. Ken Main, Rt. 2, Arlington.

25 years ago (1988)

Don Bellamy of Duvall earned 50 blue ribbons, 21 red ribbons and five white ribbons to win the sweepstakes in the open class horticulture competition at the Evergreen State Fair. Best junior division gardeners earning sweepstakes with 12 blue ribbons each were Brent Hackney of Lake Stevens and Jesse Byrd of Duvall.

Smoke jumpers contained a 2-acre forest fire near Glacier Peak and expected to extinguish it soon. Eight smoke jumpers were flown to the remote site just off the popular Cascade Crest Trail, said spokesman Lance Raff of the Darrington Ranger District.

By Jack O'Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library

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