Seems Like Yesterday

  • Fri Sep 7th, 2012 8:29am
  • Life

50 years ago (1962)

Relaxing before the afternoon tour through the new Western Gear Corp. plant at 19th Street and Norton Avenue yesterday were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Brannon. He was president of the firm. Some 1,200 to 1,400 employees and families attended the tour and luncheon.

Among those making plans for the Providence Hospital Children’s Association’s annual Benefit Dance at Everett Golf and Country Club were Toula Koutlas, Esther Crane and Mary Bissell. Reservation were due tomorrow for the dinner. Dance tickets were available at the door. The ladies and other committee members expressed all the contributions that had been made.

25 years ago (1987)

Running for Position 1 of the Everett School Board were Charlie Betts, Rudy Johnson and Mel Mehrtens. Betts was the incumbent and Johnson was former district superintendent. For Mehrtens, it was his first foray into politics. He and his wife Lisa had two preschool-age daughters that might one day attend the new Silver Firs Elementary.

Mark Baier, Arlington athletic director, named Allen Jefferson the new head boys basketball coach. He had had an 85-43 coaching record in Oroville. Jefferson replaced long-time Eagles coach Bill Sharp.

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