Seems Like Yesterday

  • Sunday, July 22, 2012 2:57pm
  • Life

50 years ago (1962)

A sister-city proposal between Everett and Iwakini, Japan, moved a step closer to realization when a plan to unite the two cities passed the Iwakini city council.

Sunlight magnified through a glass jug was suspected to be the cause of a fire in the hayloft of a barn at the Nelson Brothers Dairy Farm near High Bridge, south of Monroe. Monroe Fire Chief Henry Buss said the fire burned through a two-inch plank, but was extinguished before it reached the hay.

25 years ago (1987)

Craig Boersema of Marysville had accepted a position with the National Center of State Courts in Williamsburg, Va., after completing his doctorate in political science at Washington State University.

Edward and Virginia Ubels (her parents were Herman and Rena Boersema of Everett) were members of the Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc., of Huntington Beach, Calif. They were on furlough from Cameroon, where he had been translating the New Testament in the Karang language and she had prepared literacy materials for the project.

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

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