Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1955)

One of the highlights in the performance of “Oklahoma” by Everett High School was the group of dancing girls, including Nancy Noe, Marcia Whitchurch, Mary Kauffman, Pat Chadle, Marie Overby, Lorraine Nakano, Marie Fiore, Loretta Cook, Dottie Weeks, Beatrice Bryant and Pat Tholen.

Instructor Fred Lambert looked on as Fred Beals applied artificial respiration to “victim” Ray Harquist during a South End Patrol first-aid class. Looking on were Lt. Ted Griffith, George Arnot and Peter Ploegsma of the patrol.

25 years ago (1980)

The top story was about smoke and ash spotted on Mount St. Helens. Some were certain the eruption was starting. Scientists keeping a wary eye on the rumblings of volcanoes doubted that it was contagious and expected no such activity from Glacier Peak, Mount Baker, Mount Rainier and Mount Adams.

There would be some changes in the Western Conference high school boys track-and-field scene. There were three new teams from the Shoreline School District. The metric system would be used in running events. The Cascade Bruins were the favorites.

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

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