Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1957)

Eight students had straight-A records for fall quarter at Everett Junior College. They were Leroy Olson, Isabelle Puckett and Madeline Torvinen, Everett; Pat Michels, Marysville; Sandra Person, Lake Stevens; Edwin Kouf, Mountlake Terrace; John Triplett, Stanwood; and Yvonne Stone, Concrete.

A lumber barge drifted into the stern of the SS Cotton State at Pier One this morning, damaging the propeller and rudder of the ship and punching a hole in the barge. The accident occurred as the barge, laden with 100,000 board-feet of lumber, was being moved alongside the freighter.

25 years ago (1982)

Bette Harrington, manager of the Madison Branch of Everett Federal Savings and Loan Association, was retiring Jan. 15 after 25 years. She said she had found it rewarding to work with customers and their families in the community.

Repair work was to start on the 48-inch water pipe that burst near Machias and sent tons of mud into the Pilchuck River, according to Everett water superintendent Bud Krom. The break in the steel pipe, one of four that supplied water to Everett, Mukilteo and most of south Snohomish County, hadn’t caused any shortages.

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

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