Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963)

Bertha L. Dilgard of Rt. 5 was named to direct the Heart Sunday Campaign. Dilgard, who had been active in previous heart fund campaigns, said she had taken this volunteer post because recent discoveries had helped her mother and niece, both heart patients.

Edmonds Police officer Robert Huntoon walked briskly along the Broadway Cutoff in Everett on the first leg of his scheduled 50-mile hike. A retired Marine, Huntoon was responding to President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to walk 50 miles in 20 hours.

25 years ago (1988)

Everett swelled by more than 100 acres yesterday. The City Council voted unanimously to annex three areas along its southern boundary, including property owned by the Mukilteo School district and land near 112th and 100th streets.

Bob Jones of Lynnwood was a profession bird harasser. This week, Jones used his remote-controlled harasser to try to permanently scare a few thousand seagulls off Lake Stevens. Joe Heineck of the Lake Stevens Clean Lake Association said Jones’ services were necessary to help eliminate sources of pollution on the county’s largest lake.

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

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