50 years ago (1955)
Another of a series of major improvements downtown was announced today. The J.J. Newberry store at 2814 Colby Ave. would be completely remodeled. The basement would be opened for retail, the store would be completely air conditioned, and a new lunch counter would be installed along the front of the store between the front doors.
Five members of the Junior Theater Guild’s “Wizard of Oz” cast did a little rehearsing in preparation for a special showing in the North Junior High School auditorium. They were Jim Olson, tin woodsman; Jay Frolich, cowardly lion; Tom Wynne, wizard; Jean Donna Henry, Dorothy; and Judy Herschip, scarecrow.
25 years ago (1980)
Josef and Barbara Miklautsch of Marysville were very happy with their home remodeling project designed and supervised by Jack Sturgeon of Arlington. Tudor styling, window flower boxes and deep-toned interior woodwork was added, making the couple not so homesick for their native Austria.
Pearson &Pearson Homes at the Smokey Point Industrial Center presented an all-new thermal home, the Salem, from the Pinehurst Series. It had R-30 ceiling insulation, R-19 walls and R-19 underfloors. The new home was $37,955 on your own lot.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library