50 YEARS AGO (1960)
A fine addition to the E.A. Nord Co. on Everett’s waterfront had been completed. It added 50,000 square feet of floor space to the door factory, increasing the former plant by 50 percent. About 100 additional employees had been hired, bringing the total to around 300.
Everett Building Inspector Lawrence Erickson issued a city permit in the amount of $84,000 for the construction of a 12-unit apartment building at 3302 Nassau St. The owner of the new building was Midcity Mortgage Co.
25 YEARS AGO (1985)
Arlington, the defending state champions, scored eight runs in the fourth inning and eight more in the fifth to rout Sehome in Northwest League girls’ softball. Scoring leaders for the Eagles were Kelly Riker, Tina Bumgarner, Jill Allyn and Sharon O’Brien.
The state House of Representatives had decided a day earlier that “Washington My Home” would remain the state song. A push was made for changing it to rock ‘n’ roll standby “Louie Louie,” written by Helen David of South Bend. One legislator said naming “Louie Louie” the state song would be like making marijuana the state plant.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at Everett Public Library