50 years ago (1962)
Everett Fire Chief Earl Brower, who had been with the fire department for 25 years, was leaving to become chief of the Mercer Island Fire Department. William A. Kidder, 32-year veteran with the Everett department, was named chief.
The Everett-Tacoma freeway was threatening the south county town of Alderwood Manor. The quaint little Albright Barber Shop building was moved recently to make room. Another fixture that could be moved or destroyed was the Wickers Alderwood Mercantile building, which dated to 1917 when part of it served as a depot for the now abandoned Seattle-Everett Interurban.
25 years ago (1987)
Marysville artist Michael Gentry earned the top over-all picture award at last weekend’s annual National Western Art Show and Auction in Ellensburg. His painting of “Three Crow Indian braves crossing a marsh in Blackfoot territory” outclassed entries by some 300 artists from nine states.
A new ferry landing slip at Clinton, replacing one damaged in a docking accident last fall, was expected to be in operation by the end of the month for Whidbey Island commuters. Meanwhile, travelers between Edmonds and Kingston began using a new slip last week.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library