50 years ago (1962)
Though condemned and said likely to collapse at any time, the 53-year-old Parkland Lutheran Children’s Home building got the last laugh, if just for today. First 331 sticks of dynamite did little. Then a fire was ignited. In the end the building was still standing.
Cub Scout Pack 14 held a potluck picnic, followed by award presentations by Wes Love. Recipients were Dean Duvall, Brad Albertson, Doug Love and Den Mother Leodyee Albertson. Mr. and Mrs. William Stevens would host the next leaders’ meeting.
25 years ago (1987)
A young 200-pound Alaskan fur seal strayed from Port Gardner into the Snohomish River, up the Skykomish River yesterday and early today. It ended up in a Woods Creek swimming hole in Monroe in pursuit of salmon. Everett veterinarian Dr. Doug Year said the seal’s behavior was very unusual.
The Herald advertised stories coming this weekend. Jeff Pahukoa of Marysville had spent his summer preparing to play offensive tackle for the University of Washington. At 106, Bertha Hartzell was surprising and educating anyone she saw. Designers of today’s “wild tech” camping gear had down-to-earth goals in mind.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library