50 YEARS AGO (1960)
George Robertson, who lived at 343 View Ridge Drive, caught a 34-pound king salmon off Hope Island in Skagit County using a Canadian Wonder spoon fishing lure. He was fishing with Jule Van Der Meercshe and Jerry Peterson.
Workers today began filling a 12-foot hole in Third Street in Edmonds that blocked off the main route to Woodway Park. The hole was gouged by a broken water main. Murphy Brothers Construction was doing the work.
25 YEARS AGO (1985)
Jim Day of Sedro-Woolley wrote a letter to The Herald ruing the days of Colby cruising. He missed visiting Everett and seeing all the shined-up automobiles manufactured when Detroit really knew how to build them. Back then, Colby Avenue was a tourist attraction.
Everett’s biggest stag party was likely to remain an annual affair, despite the likelihood that the Navy would crash it, according to an environmental impact study. Hundreds of noisy male California sea lions probably wouldn’t be bothered by the planned construction and operation of a Navy base.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at Everett Public Library