50 years ago (1962)
The Easter Bunny hitched a ride with District 11 Fire Chief Ray Randulson and firefighter Bob Tilmans as they headed out to select hiding spots for eggs for the fire district’s annual Easter Egg Hunt at Silver Lake fairgrounds. Children in the district under 12 years old were invited to participate in the egg hunt.
Taking shape at Paine Field was a new gymnasium, a 70-by-160-foot concrete masonry structure that would house a basketball court, workout room for weight lifters, massage room, steam room, rebound net and a full set of gymnastic equipment.
25 years ago (1987)
In tennis, Mariner and Lake Stevens had the area’s best singles players. Ken Steenis had played first singles for the Mariner’s boys tennis team for four years. Tanna Jackson, at Lake Stevens, was in her second year of prep tennis and finished third in the Wesco AA Sub-District Tournament last season.
The Scriber Creek Trail, which stretched from Scriber Lake to 200th Street SW, would be extended this summer to the Lynnwood park-and-ride lot. Lynnwood Parks Director Bill Evans said that would double the length of the popular trail used by walkers, joggers and bicyclers.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library