Seems like yesterday

50 years ago (1958)

Jerry Johnson and Cordell Hauglie, fourth-grade pupils of Blanche Jacobs at Jackson School, made clay models of animals they had studied in January. The students were studying the texture, composition and shortcomings of the material, explained district art director Fred Messmer.

The program theme for the February meeting of the Martha Lake PTA was writing. Also, Founders Day would be observed with past presidents being guests of honor. Included on the program were selections by a barbershop quartet made up of Herb Palmer, Ralph DeBruler, Dick Hawk and Carl Olson.

25 years ago (1983)

For 50 words and $10, anyone had a shot at becoming owner of the Jordan Store, a quaint country store between Arlington and Granite Falls along the South Fork Stillaguamish River. For another dollar, one could win the stock. Owner Claudia Fricks was offering her business in an essay contest.

Plans to reopen the city jail for short-term prisoners were among the changes in the Stanwood Police Department since Bob Kane became chief four months ago. He replaced Carl Wade, who retired after an 18-year career with the Stanwood police.

By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives

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