50 years ago (1962)
The purchase of Sumner Iron Works by Black Clawson was announced. The Sumner plant in Everett would continue operations with the present management to produce the full line of Sumner machinery — barkers, chippers, screens, splitters, forest product equipment and castings. Black Clawson was headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio.
Joining his father at the Norton Piano Co., at 1911 Hewitt Ave., was Bill Norton Jr., who recently returned from Verdun, France, after three years there with the U.S. Army. Young Bill attended Everett High School prior to enlisting in the Army.
25 years ago (1987)
Bill Harper, superintendent of corrections for Snohomish County, was a member of the Washington delegation of the National Guard and Reserve Employers’ Support Group, which attended a briefing by the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.
Lake Stevens could have an advantage when it played Everett tomorrow. New Vikings head football coach Fred Emerson had two Everett graduates and former Seagulls players on his staff, Steve Berg and Greg Erickson.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library.