Seems like yesterday

Six young men gathered with Art Cressell, commander of Earl Faulkner Post, before their departure for Boys State at Central Washington College of Education in Ellensburg. The American Legion sponsored the program. The participants were Bill Kinnune, sponsored by the Rotary Club; Randy Vakich, Everett High School Boys Club; Bill Rucker, Everett High School student body; John Denney, Kiwanis Club; Dave Perason, Central Lions Club; and Ray Sievers, American Legion.

A new traffic signal was in operation at California and Rockefeller avenues. It followed another new stop light at Hewitt and Lombard avenues. Two other new signals would soon be working on Hoyt Avenue at Wall Street and on Everett Avenue.

25 years ago (1981)

Don Hansen of Marysville said his worst days on the job were the ones that were nicest for others. He liked the rain because it was easier to drive his log-lifter tractor at the Everett Terminal Co.

The Marysville Strawberry Festival float had risen from the ashes. Destroyed by ash from Mount St. Helens’ eruption in May 1980, the brilliantly colored float was stripped down and modified during the winter and was again ready for the parade circuit. Earl Blankenbaker was one of those who helped get the float ready.

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

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