Seems like yesterday

  • Wednesday, November 26, 2008 6:46pm
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50 YEARS AGO (1958)

Four Everett Marines recently completed their four weeks of individual combat training at the Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The were Privates Thomas B. Canonica, Theodore L. Pearson, Michael S. Murphy and Gordon W. Johnston.

The Lions packed off the Pop Warner league football championship in this year’s inaugural run of the kids grid circuit. Coached by Don Gilchrest and Bob Gaines, the team consisted of Nick Kortekaas, Mike Jelvik, Pat Crowley, Bob Hilse, Mike Gilchrest, George Clark, Eddie Gerdon, Fred Reykdal, Ozzie Dyre, Lou Bashour, Lou Stevenson, Pat Gilday, Dennis LaRoach, Bert Cronin, Dick Armstrong, Buzz Dyre, Dan Lennox, Gary Buckner, Jerry Paul, Mike Ravelle, Larry Nadeau and Mike Hart.

25 YEARS AGO (1983)

Colleen Hinkle of Everett was playing the title role in Western Washington University’s production of the musical “Peter Pan,” to be staged at the Bellingham campus the next couple of weekends.

Tim Cranmore of Monroe, who was 10 years old, won two $10 first prizes in turkey-coloring contests at both the Snohomish and Monroe Safeway stores. He was a newly rich fifth-grader at Salem Wood Elementary School.

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

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Seems Like Yesterday

  • Sunday, November 2, 2008 8:01pm
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50 YEARS AGO (1958)

Maria Rocene celebrated here 95th birthday yesterday. Born in Ostergotland, Sweden, she lived in the Midwest before coming west to Seattle where she took a boat to Everett. She now made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lovgren, 4018 Hoyt Ave. She had been a member of Mission Covenant Church since 1905.

Charles Irwin, Cevin Gilleland, Glen Carpenter and Mark Hibbert tried out the new gym scooters donated to the Y by the Women’s Auxiliary Council.

25 YEARS AGO (1983)

Olson’s Foods purchased the B&M Food Store at Everett Avenue and Broadway today. Morrie Olson said the 32,000 square-foot supermarket would be remodeled. B&M supermarkets had originated when R.W. Boggs and Mel McLean opened their fist store at 2615 Colby Ave. where the Bonanza 88 store was now. Olson’s currently had seven stores, in Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Bothell and Seattle.

Navy Lt. j.g. Dennis W. Williams, a 1976 Arlington High School graduate, was co-pilot of a Navy plane from NAS Fallon, Nev., which met Secretary of the Navy John Lehman at NAS Whidbey today and flew the official over the Puget Sound area.

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

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seems like yesterday

  • Thursday, September 25, 2008 9:57am
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50 YEARS AGO (1958)

Ground was broken for the new $475,000 Everett First Baptist Church at Pacific and Wetmore avenues. On hand were the Rev. Carlton B. Goodwin, pastor; John Adams, church president, and Earl Philopoteaux, building committee chairman. The 40,000 square-foot structure would be a year in building.

The opening of Walnut Street after being reconstructed from Everett Avenue to Alverson Boulevard was commemorated tonight with a special program. Riverside Commercial Club sponsored the program that included a caravan along the newly finished route. Merchants of the area were putting up a television as a prize for the special event.

25 YEARS AGO (1983)

A group of 27 high school teachers and administrators from Japan were to visit Everett’s two high schools. District spokeswoman Carolyn Meagher said the visitors would look at the complete high school operation, from teaching methods to administrative duties to working conditions.

As of this weekend, the Federal Reserve Bank would no longer take Canadian coins. Up to now many Northwest businesses, vending machines and customers had accepted them at face value. A Canadian quarter was worth 20 cents, a dime eight cents, and a nickel four cents.

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

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