Seems Like Yesterday

  • Wed Mar 31st, 2010 9:37am
  • Life

50 years ago (1960)

Roy Mitchell, who liked Everett so well when he first came through here over 20 years ago that he came back to establish a business, was moving his candy store from 2715½ Colby to 2725 Colby. The store front, designed by Bryant and Butterfield, was opening tomorrow.

Camp Fire girls Patty Wykcoff, Michelle Mustell and Gloria Elders were busy planting trees at Camp Killoqua donated by First National Bank of Everett. They were members of the Ki-Re-Con group.

25 years ago (1985)

Three miles east of Everett’s paper mills, in the heart of the most industrially developed portion of the county, lay a little known and threatened wildlife paradise. The 2,000 acres of wetlands near the mouth of the Snohomish River provided sanctuary for a rich variety of wildlife. Pressure from development was now threatening the area.

Reid Elliot fit well into Snohomish, the Antique Capital of the Northwest. He was a genuine “flatfoot” cop who walked his beat instead of driving a squad car. A throwback to the past, Elliot was the first foot patrol officer in the city in years. He said the bulk of his work was helping people.

By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at Everett Public Library

Seems Like Yesterday

50 YEARS AGO (1960)

Patrolman Fred Postma was elected president of the Everett Police Officers Association for the coming year. Other new officers were Don Jay, vice president; Ben Glasgow, secretary; and Jim Richards, sergeant-at-arms. Herb Filer was re-elected treasurer. Outgoing president Del Thompson was elected to a term on the board of trustees.

North Junior High School Principal Bill Osborne presented a school plaque to ninth-grade student June Remboldt, who came up as top speller in a revival of the school’s traditional spelling contest. She won over a field of six by correctly spelling “characteristic.”

25 YEARS AGO (1985)

Everett officials were studying routes to move traffic to and from the proposed Navy base. The latest of the six was an underground tunnel route along 19th Street, according to traffic engineer Ron Cameron.

Everett Federal Savings and Loan Association and contractors were having a custom home show at the Everett Mall. Participating were Cronin Custom Homes, O’Connor &Oehler, James Wahl, Grondahl Larson, Smoots, Olin Bros., Sunwest Development, Brandvold, Dave Hanson, Boyden, R.K.P. Enterprises, Carl Larsen and Creasey Log Homes.

By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at Everett Public Library