50 years ago (1964)
Mount Pilchuck Ski area reported that eight inches of new snow had fallen and that the area had a total of 76 inches. The temperature at 8 a.m. this morning was 29 degrees and it was snowing both on top and at the lodge. The weekend forecast called for intermediate snow flurries with temperatures around 30 degrees.
The Alderwood Manor Post Office would close its doors Jan. 31 as an independent station and open Feb. 1 as a branch of the Lynnwood Post Office. Alderwood Postmaster Ed Schoenholz would become assistant postmaster to Lynnwood Postmaster Howard Sievers.
25 years ago (1989)
Albert I. LaPierre, who helped pave the way for the incorporation of Mountlake Terrace by building more than 1,000 homes in the community, died at 82. He and his partner Jack Peterson were the original developers in the community. Streets in the city were named for both of the founders.
Bulldozers began demolishing the burned-out Patrick’s Hardware store in Snohomish this afternoon, almost two years after it was heavily damaged in an arson. The store at 110 Cedar Ave. had been a fixture in the city’s historical district since the early 1900s.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library