50 years ago (1962)
An American flag was the traditional gift presented to Stanley Mitchell, president of the Everett Board of Education, by Robert Groeschell, assistant superintendent of Everett Public Schools. The occasion was the year-end meeting of the Everett administrative unit of the Washington Education Association.
Phyllis Stiger, 2412 East Grand Ave., was one of three students conductors to perform in Everett Junior Colleges’ seventh annual Festival of Song, presented in the Campus Center Lounge. The 12-voice Madrigal Choir would also perform.
25 years ago (1987)
Bond’s Colonial Furniture at 4301 Evergreen Way was literally filled to the rafters with quality sold-wood furniture in country, Queen Anne and traditional styles too. Add to that sofas, clocks, lamps and lighting fixtures. The business was owned and operated by Walter and Ardis Hammen. Their son Douglas also worked there.
Granite Falls observed Mothers Day with a community program held the day before, naming a special mother from each of the schools. Selected on the basis of essays written by students were Lisa Pingree, elementary school; Mona Freeman, middle school; and Mary Rensink, high school.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library