50 years ago (1963)
Members of a brass choir from Everett High School was to present Bach chorales during a special “Communion of Hymnody” at Trinity Lutheran Church. Members were Dave Gilliland, Sandy Matthews, Jon Hautamaki, George Bornkamp, Robbie Kocman Al Brebos and Neal Jonson.
A freight train rolled through the covered span of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad in Monroe daily. The covered bridge, 15 miles from Everett, was the longest in the West. It was first built in 1911 and then rebuilt in 1938. There were only 12 barn bridges remaining in Washington.
25 years ago (1988)
A madrona tree nearly 100 years old on Walnut Street in Edmonds received a stay of execution. The city council denied a request to remove the tree by a developer building new apartments.
Five-year-old Luis Miguel Roblis intently folded his clothes while his mother, Eva, tended to the rest of the laundry at Green’s Laundromat in Monroe. She said he was more of a pest than a help, but it kept him out of trouble.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library.