50 YEARS AGO (1960)
Bids would be called within the next week or two on extension of the new East Pacific Highway 1-A (Highway 9) into Arlington, State Rep. Henry Backstrom of Arlington was informed by the state Highway Department. This would include a bridge over the Northern Pacific tracks to West Street.
Mayor Bob Follis and Chairwoman Wilma Cooley announced beautification programs in Monroe that included a rose bed at the east entrance and a patio and fountain that would overlook the river with a view of the mountains.
25 YEARS AGO (1985)
With the likely arrival of the Navy, speculators were poised to take a chance investing in the Everett-Marysville area. Investors were scooping up rental houses and developers were talking multistory office buildings. One real estate investor said you could drive down any street in the county and throw your hat out of the window and wherever it landed you could buy land.
Providence Hospital saved nearly $10,000 in electricity costs last year by participating in a Washington State Energy Office conservation program. The hospital was involved in the Institutional Buildings Program to promote electric savings.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at Everett Public Library