50 years ago (1962)
New to Snohomish County Extension Service were Elizabeth Jensen and Bernardine Terry. Jensen was working in the adult division in home economics which included the county’s homemakers club. Terry was working mainly with home economics in the 4-H program.
One of the units that would harmonize at the Forest of Harmony here at Civic Auditorium on Nov. 10 was Little Bits of Harmony. Comprising the quintet were Darla Willard, Granite Falls; David Herivel, Everett; Mark Hewson, Everett; Susie Reed, Marysville; and Robin Dennis, Snohomish. Tickets were available at the Carousel, Barbours’ Brown’s Music and J.C. Penney in Everett, and Bartletts’ Hardware in Marysville.
25 years ago (1987)
About 50 people took a tour on the Snohomish River Queen. It was sponsored by the Snohomish Wetlands Alliance, an environmentally oriented group that wanted to purchase wetlands here and persuade the county and state to do the same. County wetlands coordinator Ralph Mackey and others kept the information flowing during the tour.
A recent traffic study recommended building a overpass to handle future traffic at the intersection of Highway 99 and 196th St. S.W. in Lynnwood, that was already one of the busiest in the Puget Sound area.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library