50 years ago (1963)
Richard Mahlum’s replica of the Space Needle, compete with operating elevators and revolving top, left Everett via Hogland truck yesterday bound for a more permanent location at Gold Creek Park in Woodinville. The Needle at 220 W. 48th St, won Mahlum one of the top awards in the Herald-PUD Christmas Lighting Contest last winter.
Joseph Miller, photographer’s mate airman apprentice, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Lawrence Miller, 6702 McDougall Ave., recently graduated from photographer’s Mate School at the Naval Air Technical Training Unit, Pensacola, Fla.
25 years ago (1988)
Parents in Monroe applauded school Superintendent Ralph Bilbao for a plan that tackled projected overcrowding at an elementary school without busing kindergartners. A portable at Salem Woods Elementary would provide the one additional classroom to keep the kids at the school.
The Edmonds School Board was beginning discussion of the fate of the district’s high school. A recent study indicated it would be cheaper to replace Mountlake Terrace High with a new building. Superintendent Hal Reasby said that Edmonds High was in even worse shape.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library.