50 YEARS AGO (1960)
Vice President Richard Nixon, who would almost certainly be the GOP nominee for president, was in Seattle yesterday. He reflected on his visit to Everett almost two years ago, and praised Congressman Jack Westland of Everett.
Three Everett students and one Stanwood man were accepted to enter the University of Washington School of Medicine this fall. The Everett future physicians were John Easton, Duane Gerstenberger and Leonard Hudson. From Stanwood was Duane H. Espelund. Easton and Hudson completed their pre-medical studies at Washington State University while Gerstenberger and Espelund attended the University of Washington.
25 YEARS AGO (1985)
The Everett Area Chamber of Commerce was nominated for an award of excellence by the National Association of Membership Directors. The chamber was one of 10 in the country with gross-dollar losses less than 10 percent and net gains in new members and dollars more than 10 percent.
Chris Braaten and Erik Swanson, both of Arlington, won second- and third-place awards, respectively, for their creative projects entered in the 5th Annual National Creative Project Scholarship Contest. Braaten won for a wooden footstool he made, and Swanson for a wooden jewelry box.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at Everett Public Library