50 years ago (1962)
Winners in Everett’s Science Fair at Cascade High School included Ted Hansen, pulp from cattails; Dexter Eng, FM stereo; Richard Weiss, mammalian hair; Rhoda Moore, Chlandi Figures; Jacquie Wisman, light intensity; and Robert Shane, producing hydrogen gas by electrolysis.
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars were reminded of the transfer of Pilchuck Post No. 5671 to Marysville starting next week. Meetings would be in Marysville Veterans Hall. Auxiliary members would also meet there, according to Commander Hursle Bratcher.
25 years ago (1987)
The area’s first heart balloon surgery was a success. Dr. James Schmitt of Everett’s Providence Hospital saved the life of Edith Hunter of Everett with a heart catheter used to inflate a small balloon inside the patient’s heart.
Gertie Perrin reflected back to 1938 when she and her husband Carl, now deceased, moved from their comfortable Edmonds home to a log cabin in the wilderness. They went on to found Perrinville, building five additional buildings. The crossroads village looked different today. Chic Kravagna owned the shopping center comprising five buildings with turrets and gingerbread trim.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library