Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1958)

The Everett Seagulls were opening their defense of their Western Baseball Conference trophy against Shoreline. Larry Showlund would start on the hill. Other players were Mickey Mills, Dennis Boreson, Phil McDonald, Jim Barcott, Wayne Diedrich, Duane Martin, Gary Pepple, Leighton Riber, Larry Vik and Al Harstad.

25 years ago (1983)

Everett at 90 continued to flex its power in state and national politics. Since 1925, the city had had one of its own in the governor’s chair or in Congress. Among them were Gov. Roland Hartley, Gov. Monrad Wallgren, Sen. Henry Jackson, congressman Jack Westland and congressman Lloyd Meeds.

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

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Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1958)

Bert Vanderwilt, chairman of the scholarship committee of Everett Elks Lodge, met with the three winners in the year’s Most Valuable Student contest. They were Mary Margaret Lien, Edmonds; David Michael Schroedl, Arlington; and Charles Richard Curtis, Granite Falls.

Everett High School students named Willie Kohne president of the 1958-59 student body at the annual elections. He succeeded Bill Baker in the top ASB post. Also elected were Gary Hanson, vice-president; Don Berg, president of the Representative Assembly; Donna Chase, recording secretary; Sharon Akers, corresponding secretary; and Susan Baker, treasurer.

25 years ago (1983)

Although Hazel Clark had retired from the Everett Public Library, she had hardly stopped working there. She visited almost daily to work on indexing Herald articles about important events in Everett and its vicinity. She had actually begun working in 1928 for the library when it was located in the Carnegie Building.

Eugene “Gene” Luppold had recently been appointed to the office of vice president in charge of office administration for Cobra Construction Co. of Everett. Luppold took the position after three years with the company. He had served four years with the U.S. Navy and was a graduate of Western Washington University.

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

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