50 years ago (1956)
After 33 years in business in the same block, veteran service station man W. Clarence Browning was retiring. He announced he had sold his business, Browning’s Super Service, on the corner of Pacific and Colby avenues, to his partner, Miles Almon.
J. Boyd Ellis, the new mayor of Arlington, had new library and city plans as his major goals. He hoped to have a library built with the funds left to the city for that purpose in the will of the late Lillian B. Oliver.
25 years ago (1981)
Mark O’Connor of Mountlake Terrace scored 5,027 out of 5,400 possible points to win the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest Grand Championship for the third consecutive year. O’Connor, 19 and a graduate of Mountlake Terrace High School, first picked up a fiddle when he was 11. Within two years he had appeared on the television show “Hee Haw.”
Two Marysville skaters were first in the United States Northwest Pacific Regional Amateur Roller Skating Championships in Tacoma. Winners were Pam Fish in the Masters Division and Amber Rock in the Primary Division.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library