50 YEARS AGO (1959)
Col. William Taylor, deputy commander with the U.S. Army Corps (Reserve), would release the Army Reserve Center to Everett USAR units in a dedication ceremony at the new center, 1110 Rainier Ave. It would be dedicated to the memory of Maj. David P. Oswald, a local man who was awarded the Service Cross posthumously for action in World War II.
Planned for the south county area was a new Stevens Hospital. It was designed for 96 beds, and another floor could be added if additional facilities were desired.
25 YEARS AGO (1984)
The Totem Council of Girl Scouts was $226 richer this week from its share of the profits from the half-million Girl Scout cookies (that’s 780 cases) that Delta Airlines purchased from the national organization. Delta served the cookies on March flights in honor of the Girl Scouts’ anniversary month.
The first Mill Creek census showed the new city’s population to be 3,549, according to an unofficial tally. Mill Creek, incorporated the previous September, was required by law to conduct an official head count. The city also was planning an annexation policy.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at Everett Public Library