50 years ago (1961)
Britta Carlson, of 2623 Colby Ave., held a 31½-pound king salmon she hooked and landed off the mouth of the Snohomish River. It was one of the largest taken by a woman angler in several years. A few days before she caught a 27 pounder.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Rose of Marysville were baffled by the fact their garden hose had inched its way about 10 feet into the ground. Sons Mike and Billy had tried to pull it out, but it refused to budge.
25 years ago (1986)
Jim Shields, assistant park director, said the city was negotiating with the state Department of Natural Resources for land on Smith Island for a new park. He envisioned it as good place for competitive rowing courses on the Snohomish River — better than London’s River Thames, Boston’s Charles River or Seattle’s Lake Washington.
Complimentary phone calls were few and far between when your job was regulating Lynnwood’s traffic, but Gary Costa, a civil engineer with the city, got one from a woman who said she liked the way the stop lights were now working. A computer had been installed that coordinated the signals throughout the area.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library.