Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1958)

The signing of a lease securing 446 acres of state land for a sewage lagoon marked a milestone in the development of Everett on the Move, according to Everett public works commissioner George Gebert. It would save taxpayers $1 million and begin clearing the Snohomish River and bay of sewage.

Prospective teachers were getting ready for the Learn-to-Swim Classes the Red Cross was offering at Lundeen Park on Lake Stevens in July. Bill Gunderson demonstrated the crawl stroke to Janet Duecy, Nancy Rodgers, Sue Donovan, Elaine Johnson and Ed Henry.

25 years ago (1983)

Bruce Caldwell was one of many people who addressed a crowd of 600 as the Edmonds School Board deliberated on closing Edmonds High School. Board member Jerry Janacek proposed closing Woodway High School instead, but the board voted that and agreed with superintendent Hal Reasby to close Edmonds. Only Howard Holbrook voted against the closure.

Rick Deming, Marysville’s city administrator for the past five years, was resigning his post to become city manager of Paso Robles, Calif., a city twice as large as Marysville, which had a population of 6,000.

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

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