Seems like yesterday

50 years ago (1955)

Pacific Grinding Wheel Co. employees took time off to honor Otto Pearson, who was retiring. Dan Holmstrom, plant superintendent, presented him with a cash gift. He also received a new power lawn mower.

Bob Brill had been under par twice in notching victories for the Everett Junior College golf team during the season. Brill recorded a 70 in a match with Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and a 71 against Seattle University.

25 years ago (1980)

An American family of four needed an income of more than $20,000 a year to maintain a moderate standard of living in the Seattle metropolitan area, the Department of Labor reported. The mean family income was $20,517, but the median family income was only $17,640.

The art on display at the Everett Community College Library gallery showcased works by Calvin Kilgore and Larry Metcalf. Kilgore demonstrated the ancient craft of making paper. Metcalf used Swisstraw ribbons, threads, feathers and wool.

By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives

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