50 years ago (1962)
Joanne Martina and Ben Hanich turned the first shovel of dirt for Zion Lutheran Church’s new sanctuary at 47th Street and Alger Avenue. Looking on were the Rev. Eugene Strinden, Richard Wallenberg and Eleanor Simonson.
Ken McDannald, a member of Shifters Car Club, helped a motorist after his car was stuck in a ditch north of Everett. He went into Everett for a tow rope and then pulled the car out of the ditch. Shifters was sponsored by the Everett Eagles.
25 years ago (1987)
The newly refurbished Seafirst Building at Hewitt and Colby avenues was a good thing happening downtown. Art and Marianne Skotdal purchased the seven-story office building last year and brightened it up. He said that it was a good building and that they didn’t build them like this anymore.
Rarely do firefighters get called to rescue someone from the clutches of a toilet, but that was the case in Lynnwood when a three-year-old girl got her foot stuck in the hole in a toilet bowl. Chief Al Dillon said she really had it jammed in there, but the rescue was a success.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library