Seems Like Yesterday

  • Sun Dec 12th, 2010 9:42pm
  • Life

50 YEARS AGO (1960)

Frank Platt was busy stringing Christmas lights on new blue spruce trees. The trees, which were placed in huge concrete tubs, were located curbside outside Walsh Platt Motors, Hewitt and Rucker.

Wayne C. Betts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Betts of Pinehurst, was expected home soon. Currently he was driving up from Roswell, N.M., where he received his honorable discharge after four years as a radar operator in the Air Force. He spent a year in St. Anthony, Newfoundland, and the remainder in Roswell.

25 YEARS AGO (1985)

Marina Village on the Everett waterfront could have a motel under a new zoning ordinance adopted by the city council. The new designation, more fitting with the present use of the land, would allow the owners to develop a 15- to 17-unit motel in the upper portion of two of the buildings already in existence on the site.

Joseph A. Thibodeau was named by Gov. Booth Gardner as Snohomish County’s ninth Superior Court judge. Thibodeau, a commissioner with the State Court of Appeals in Seattle, was the top pick from 10 applicants in a Snohomish County Bar Association poll taken in August.

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