50 years ago (1964)
Bill Osborne, principal at North Junior High School, presented the champion’s plaque to Arthur La Pella, eighth grader who won the overall championship in the preliminaries for the annual Evergreen State Fair spelling contest. Looking on was Marita Herivel, another eighth grader, who took second.
Candidate for Everett’s Fourth of July queenship was Brenda Sue Alf, 2807 16th St., who already was out selling tickets to the automobile show and fireworks display at Memorial Stadium.
25 years ago (1989)
Eighth graders at Lake Stevens Middle School reacted as an egg in a special was dropped from atop a 50-foot PUD boom. Bob Ingram’s science class was participating in a statewide competition to design lightweight but sturdy containers to use in space. Among the packing materials were a tennis shoe, a loaf of bread and Jell-O.
It was spring clean up time and crews in cities all over the county were helping out. In Arlington there was daily pickup of discarded left on curbs or in alleys from May 8 through May 12. Anyone wanting a pick up was to call City Hall.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library.