50 YEARS AGO (1958)
Everett’s Muscular Dystrophy fund drive would be soon. Planning for the effort were Dan Griffin, drive chair; Earle Gordon, treasurer; Earl Browers, fire chief; and Ray Smith, battalion chief. Firefighters across the nation had endorsed the drive. Some 300 mothers made calls locally to bring attention to the fight against the disease.
Proving they were never too young, two morning kindergarten sections at Garfield School made scrapbooks for the Rainier School in Buckley. Hazel Venables, long interested in the Washngton Association for Retarded Children, received the books from David Buckley on behalf of the children.
25 YEARS AGO (1983)
Absentee ballots changed the town council election results in Gold Bar, giving George Rieman a 40-vote advantage. Rieman, who had lived in the Skykomish Valley town for 23 years, was program director for the Monroe Youth Club.
The sky was the limit at WCS Window Covering Specialists in Marysville. Their SkyShade provided a degree of elegance for windows on an angle. They came in designer colors, had a three-year warranty, were energy efficient and were easy to install and clean.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at Everett Public Library