50 YEARS AGO (1958)
Jack Metcalf came up with a new campaign gimmick over the weekend when he distributed autographed pumpkins to youngsters in the Baker Heights area. Helping him in the effort were his daughters Gayle and Martha.
Enjoying the “Festival in Seville” Junior Club Dance at the Elks Ballroom were Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hunt and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Knudson Jr. The flower-entwined railing, combined with gay balloons, Spanish scarves and more flowers, created a festival air.
25 YEARS AGO (1983)
John Lake of Snohomish won $1 million in the Washington State Lottery Baseball Grand Slam drawing. His daughter Toni was hoping to net a horse from the winnings. Other local winners in the state lottery were Marian Garton of Lake Stevens who won $250,000 and Charley B. Higgins of Everett who won $75,000.
It was not unusual for a fisherman to hook and land various species of water foul which would mistake bait or lure for the real thing. Mike Benbow may have had a first after he hooked and “landed” half a clay pigeon. Information was sketchy, but experts speculated the catch might have tasted a bit chalky.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at Everett Public Library