Seems Like Yesterday

  • Thu Mar 29th, 2012 5:57pm
  • Life

50 years ago (1962)

Kenneth L. Whipple of 4925 Glenwood Drive was the first area resident to earn a 20 percent discount on automobile insurance because of his good grades. George Grossman of State Farm Mutual was his agent.

Open House at a new nine-unit apartment building in Marysville would be held this Sunday. The structure, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Arnold, was located at Grove and Liberty streets. Built by Arnold, it had one and two level units with bachelor apartments, and single and double bedroom apartments.

25 years ago (1987)

Yachts West of Everett had acquired Island Yachts of Oak Harbor. Island Yachts would continue to operate under the name, but offer a wider variety of boats. Paul Dukich was president of Yachts West and Rick Gordon was vice president.

A Snohomish woman recruited at the last minute to run on her husband’s team of Seattle firefighters posted the fastest time by a woman in Sunday’s Big Climb for Leukemia. Dode Hutchinson, who coordinated aerobics at Columbia Athletic Club in Mill Creek, raced to the 70th floor of the Columbia Seafirst Center in 10 minutes, 3 seconds.

By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library.