50 years ago (1955)
Duane Dennis, driver, and Harlan McKimens, Everett manager for Coca-Cola, admired the new truckload of new-size Coke bottles delivered to the Grand Avenue warehouse. The familiar Coca-Cola bottle had two new “big brothers” going on sale here this week. They were the 12-ounce king size and 26-ounce family size.
Seven boys took top prizes in a Cub Scout annual salmon derby at Mukilteo. Steve Hallock won the grand prize, a new rod and reel, for his fish that weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. The other winners were Jimmy LaLone, Bill Engnes, Jeff Hanson, Randy Roobis, Jack Jones and Roger Ecklund.
25 years ago (1980)
“Remembering Elvis,” an Everett-based fan club dedicated to Elvis Presley, would be represented by a booth at the Mukilteo Arts Festival today. The booth offered information on the club, books, Elvis memorabilia and records, as well as $2 tickets to a midnight showing of “Elvis on Tour” and “That’s the Way It Is” at the Snohomish Theater.
Two sites were selected as possible locations for a 600-car park-and-ride lot in north Lynnwood. One was along 164th Street SW between 28th and 36th avenues W. and the other was on 28th Avenue W. half a mile south of 164th Street SW.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library