Seems Like Yesterday

50 YEARS AGO (1959)

Werner Realty Co. announced the addition of Dave Wiggins to the staff. Wiggins, a native of Kansas, where he attended the University of Ottawa, had made Everett his home since 1937. He brought with him a wealth of experience including 18 years in the insurance business. Wiggins would specialize in beach properties, farms, homes and businesses.

An architect’s model of the new Mountlake Terrace High School was unveiled. The second high school in the Edmonds School District would have 50 classrooms and a rated capacity of 1,000 pupil. It probably could be constructed in about 13 months.

25 YEARS AGO (1984)

Three county high school seniors won four-year, corporate-sponsored scholarships in the National Merit Scholarship program. They were Bruce Barcott of Snohomish, Kimberly Sultze of Cascade and Norman Gilmore of Woodway.

Home loan rates rose slightly in March, to an average of 13.74 percent for fixed-rate mortgages, the government said. The new rate, quoted by major lenders on long-term mortgages for newly built homes, was up from 13.69 percent in February. Consumers paid an average of 11.76 percent last month for adjustable rate mortgages.

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

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