50 years ago (1962)
Yesterday six children, now grown, of the W.E. Jennings family of Marysville, pioneer residents of the area, formally gave the family homestead to the city to be made into a park. The 12½ acre site included a stream and orchards.
The West Shake Co. mill at Granite Falls was heavily damaged by fire this morning. The blaze destroyed most of the main mill building and a storage shed. John West, owner, estimated the loss at $12,000. Cause of the fire had not been determined.
25 years ago (1987)
Washington State Ferries wanted to expand its facility at Mukilteo, though Planning Director Don Nutter said solutions were less clear than they were in Edmonds. They were stretched to the limits in Mukilteo. One thought was to build a new terminal on the other side of the tank farm.
Clarence Caspers was retiring after teaching 36 years in the Darrington School District. Marv Kastning, art teacher at the high school, liked to joke that Caspers could teach about the Civil War because he went through it. Heidi Wright Jones, valedictorian of the class of 1975, remembered being in his class during the Watergate scandal.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library.