50 years ago (1962)
For two men, 1961’s wetter-than-normal rainfalls were drops to be admired. They brought them $500 each for sharing top honors in the first Rainfall Bonanza sponsored by South Everett Lions Club. Displaying their checks were Marshal B. Johnson and W.W. Olson. Cecil Hazen was club president and Joel Carlson was Bonanza chairman.
Vernon R. Jacobson of Everett High School was named one of 870 outstanding students of high school English in the country. The National Council of Teachers of English named him a 1961 national winner in its Achievement Awards competition. His English teachers at Everett High had been Denzil Walters, Ted Cederberg and the late Lillian Barton.
25 years ago (1987)
Marvina Thomas score three points in the final minute of overtime to lift Edmonds to a 76-75 victory over Highline in the teams’ NWAACC women’s basketball opener. Pam Ormiston led Edmonds in scoring with 23 points.
The official opening of the 212th Street SW extension between the Mountlake Terrace city limits and intersection of Poplar and Larch ways was scheduled for 1 p.m. tomorrow with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring officials from Snohomish County and Mountlake Terrace. Construction started in August.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library