50 years ago (1957)
The hero of the hour was 8-year-old Lee Crary of Edmonds, who had escaped from his kidnapper. Young Crary had been the subject of a massive four-day manhunt. His abductor left him tied to a tree near Lake Stevens. The boy slipped the bonds by using his teeth. He then walked to Vernon Road and hailed the first passing car.
The newly-constructed Coronada Apartments at 2614 Rucker Ave. would be ready for occupancy next month, according to owner and builder Charles Epping. The 14 modernistic units, some with Puget Sound views, would be handled by Gaston Realty.
25 years ago (1982)
Now 80 years old, Harold Engles was planning another hike to the south summit of Mount Three Fingers, a tough eight-mile trek with a 3,000-foot elevation gain. Along with Harry Bedal in 1929, he was the first to ever hike to the top of the peak. He later manned the 14-by-14-foot lookout built by the U.S. Forest Service.
Ten thousand tons of aluminum were due to leave the Everett Dome for Japan. The aluminum ore had been sent from here to Columbia Falls, Mont., for processing and came back to Everett as ingots.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library