50 years ago (1960)
Montgomery Ward, which had operated at 2819 Colby Ave. since November 1939, closed the retail store with this year’s Christmas season. Now workmen were dismantling the signs. Wards would maintain a mail order service in Everett. Dan Duryee, who managed the property, said an announcement would be made soon about new plans in the works for the building.
Pat N. Wick, former ranger in the Suiattle and Monte Cristo districts of Mount Baker National Forest, had been reassigned to the Ochoco National Forest Headquarters, Prineville, Ore. He would be the land uses and fire control officer there. Wick had been stationed in Portland where he was an information officer.
25 years ago (1985)
Marilyn Abel, administrative assistant to Everett Community College president Robert Drewel, was named to participate in a statewide Leadership Development Project sponsored by the American Association of Women in Community and Junior Colleges.
Mist and rain returned to the Pacific Northwest after a new weather system swept away the air pollution that hampered air travel in the area for more than two weeks. The ban on open burning had been lifted.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library