50 years ago (1962)
Veteran fire fighter Roy Smith was honored by members of Fire Fighters Local 350 at a retirement party at the Monte Cristo Hotel. Capt. Smith, a member of the Everett department for 26 years, was presented with a gold fireman’s badge and a .22 pistol by Jack Scherrueble, president of the firemen’s local, and Capt. Roy Warnock.
Ballplayers interested in playing on the Everett American Legion team were meet at the Everett Junior College baseball diamond On May 29 at six o’clock. All candidates who were not 19 until December were eligible. Don White would coach, assisted by Frank Coleman and Joe
25 years ago (1987)
Rick Reisinger was Everett’s first urban forester, a member of the park department to be the city’s primary tree expert. He loved trees and cited their benefits. They filtered air and water, they moderated climate through shade and wind protection, and they provided noise abatement.
Many county communities had developed plans for coping with various disaster, but Sultan was leading the way with full-evacuation planning. Located at the junction of the Sultan and Skykomish rivers, the town was often hit with flooding from two sides.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library