50 years ago (1964)
Undersheriff Don Fisher climbed into a niche in the wall of a “catacomb-like” trusties room in the sub-basement dug out by inmates in recent month to solve an overcrowding problem. Sheriff Don Jennings said there were 69 inmates currently, twice what there should be.
Now operating at Nelsons Corner, the intersection of the Casino Road and Mukilteo Speedway, was a new small shopping center. The Country Squire, a grocery, was the center of the venture. It was owned by Bob Caldwell. R.H. and Roberta McCulloch operated the hair shop next door.
25 years ago (1965)
Sean Frank sank a free throw with 17 seconds left to seal Everett High School’s victory over Shorewood. The Seagulls took command with a 23-15 second-quarter run. They pounded the Thunderbirds on the boards, offensively and defensively.
On a balmy winter morning, a marine towing operator checked the restraints on a log raft tied up near Preston Point in the Snohomish River. Such rafts were frequently checked in good weather to make sure that they stayed together during winter storms. Eventually the logs were bound for other Pacific Rim ports.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library