50 years ago (1958)
Mr. and Mrs. Rello Pierson of Everett announced the engagement of their daughter, Myrna Lee, to Robert Bruce Overstreet, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Overstreet of Seattle, and grandson of the late Hiram Perry and Mrs. Perry of Everett. The betrothal was revealed by Miss Pierson’s sister, Diane, at their sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, at Washington State College.
Walt Thompson provided coffee and doughnuts for the volunteers who turned out to begin demolishing the roundhouse at the Great Northern yards at Delta. They were reclaiming timbers and scrap for the Explorer Scout lodge to be built at Scenic. They were Art Johnson, Ed Fairfield, Louis Matheson, Jack Springer, Chuck Simmons, Petge Hegge, Paul Leslie, Orris Skolrud, Jack Sheraton and trainmaster Richard Tanguy.
25 years ago (1983)
Michael Lewis of Edmonds, a Navy machinist’s mate second class, was a crew member aboard the amphibious assault ship Peleliu, which took part in combined United States and Canadian exercises on remote Amchitka Island in the western Aleutian Islands.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library