Seems Like Yesterday

  • Wed Jan 27th, 2010 10:36pm
  • Life

50 YEARS AGO (1960)

One of the busiest clubs in the Mukilteo area was Mukilteo Sunset Hour Club, which met regularly, comprising older and retired people. Officers were Flossye Merrifield, president; Leander Bird, vice president; Mimi Pidduck, secretary, and Dorothy Hatfield, treasurer.

Under the direction of Bill Knowles and Blanche Johnson, the four walls of the new Memorial Hall being erected at Lake Stevens were up. The pouring of the floor, raising of the roof, and outfitting of the interior remained to be done, but Lake Steves residents were confident it would be completed.

25 YEARS AGO (1985)

Olympic Bank of Everett was formally absorbed today into First Interstate Bank of Washington. W. Murray Campbell, Olympic’s chairman and president, was named to the board of directors of First Interstate. His knowledge of the marketplace would be instrumental in the bank’s ability to maintain its record of service.

Violinist Connie (Knudson) Gantsweg, formerly of Everett and Lynnwood, and now of Berlin, West Germany, was to be a soloist with a symphony orchestra in Aberdeen, Scotland. She was performing the same work she did 10 years ago with the Everett Symphony Orchestra with her teacher, Gene Nastri.

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