Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963)

The little building on Wetmore Avenue that had housed the Bank of Everett was now a thing of the past. Executive Vice President Robert E. Polachek and Vice President Grover G. Ahman moved out Friday. Today it was “business as usual” in their “modern-as-tomorrow” building just around the corner.

David Schnetter won the boy’s division of the Kids’ Derby put on by the Everett Sportsmen’s club. Christine Wiggum had the top fish in the girl’s division. Both won a new bike.

25 years ago (1988)

B.F. Goodrich, best known for its tires, was putting the finishing touches on an offer for Tramco, a Paine Field-based aircraft maintenance company. Executives from Goodrich Aerospace arrived in Everett to complete negotiations with Ron Crockett, Tramco’s founder.

Elena Valenzuela of Lake Stevens hosed down a school bus at Durham Transportation in Everett, the first of 16 she’d wash in an average day. She said it took at least a half hour to clean each vehicle in the 91-bus fleet, which was under contract to the Everett School District.

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

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