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Published: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963)

William Romney, formerly of the Franciscan in San Francisco, had taken over management of the Chalet, new restaurant which reopened this weekend. The Chalet, which opened as Hasler's, was located on Norton Avenue just south of Hewitt Avenue.

Mr. and Mrs. Del Wilkie, who had operated Monte Cristo Resort at the old mining town at the head of the South Fork of the Sauk River for many years, had sold their interest there. Wilkie had long been proponent of the beauty and usefulness of mountain recreational areas.

25 years ago (1988)

Covered in a plume of sparks spectators watched the grindstones on a railroad switch grinder as it ran along the Burling Northern tracks in Everett. The specialized grinder rolled on the track, grinding the switches to their proper specifications. The machine would operate along BN tracks in Snohomish County this week.

At Sedro-Woolley, senior center and team captain Kelly Mani scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Arlington to the Northwest League victory. The Eagles, 2-1, built a 19-7 first quarter lead and never trailed, using a full-court pressing defense during the first 12 minutes of play.

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


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