Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963)

Blacksmith Rasmus P. Jensen, 81, died at his Lakewood home yesterday. He learned the trade in Denmark at age 15 and continued to demonstrate hand-tooled methods the rest of his life. Jensen opened his shop in English (now Lakewood) in 1908.

The new manager of the Goodyear Service Store at 2801 Rucker Ave. was Glen Grodem. He started with Goodyear in Everett as a trainee and later worked in the Northgate and Renton stores. Grodem was a graduate of Edmonds High School and Whitman College. His wife, Gail, taught in the Edmonds School District.

25 years ago (1988)

Sally White Roseman, now of California, wanted to drum up interest in a 60th reunion of the Everett High School Class of 1928. She shared her Los Angeles address asking anyone interested to drop her a line.

Lynda Geddis stepped into a limousine, headed to Sea-Tac International Airport and boarded a jetliner to New York, where she attended an exclusive Michael Jackson concert. Just an average day for a John Fluke employee who happened to be one of the winners of a Pepsi Cola-KFOX contest.

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

More in Local News

Lynnwood plans $12M in sewer improvements

The city wants to be ready for an anticipated population boom around the mall and light rail.

Driver dies in apparent high-speed crash near Snohomish

A passerby found the severely damaged car off Chain Lake Road Saturday night.

Jim and Marcia Hashman during a visit to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe in 2014. Jim Hashman, who taught music at Mountlake Terrace High School in the 1980s and ’90s, died Jan. 31, after struggling with ALS for several years. (Herald file)
Despite ALS, he lived his life with joy and purpose

Former Mountlake Terrace High School music teacher Jim Hashman died Jan. 31.

Failing embankment on Marine Drive awaiting permanent fix

In the meantime, a 20 mph speed limit is in effect at the spot south of Norman Road.

Pair now face federal charges in pot shop heist

They are being prosecuted on robbery, drugs and weapons violations.

Families feel betrayed after wrongful death bill falls short

Rejection of proposed changes in the law angered and shocked parents who lost adult children.

New 116th interchange enters final phase

The Tulalip-led project will ease backups at the I-5 overpass.

Summit focuses on salmon restoration

Shawn Yanity, the Stillaguamish tribal chairman, says “extinction isn’t an option …”

Front Porch

EVENTS All about courthouse dogs Learn how dogs are used to provide… Continue reading

Most Read