Seems Like Yesterday

  • Wed Mar 28th, 2012 7:51pm
  • Life

50 years ago (1962)

The headline on today’s front page was about County Prosecutor Arnold Zempel, who was appointed to the county justice of the peace judgeship vacated by C.P. Brownlee’s death. Zempel’s replacement was Lloyd Meeds, a local attorney who had graduated from Monroe High School.

Also on the front page was an architect’s drawing of the proposed Everett Clinic building to be built on the block between Colby, Hoyt, 39th and 40th. It would have two floors above ground and a basement, and would accommodate facilities for 16 physicians.

25 years ago (1987)

So far 1987 had been a bad year for historic preservation with the loss of the Getchell home in Lowell and the Hunter house in Lynnwood. Like old paint chipping off the wall of a once-noble home, a bit of the historical panorama of Snohomish County crumbled away every time a bulldozer pulverized a venerable landmark.

High series at the Monroe Bowling Center included a 564 by Nancy Chrisman, a 544 by Jackie Mendenhall, a 539 by Dianne Spence and a 511 by Arlene Enyeart. High games were recorded by Ed Varhaug, 258; Jim Lonnerker, 256; and Yvette Fischer, 235.

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