Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1964)

Lt. Maj. Eugene H. Mills, officer in charge of the Everett Volunteers of America, while working at his donation chimney, spoke with the Rev. John Miller, a retired of Assembly of God minister, who had worked with the Volunteers’ Christmas Chimney program for many years.

Art Free responded to winter’s demands bright and early this morning and had the sidewalk in front of his home at 1602 Baker Ave. clear in no time. It was a task that many homeowners still faced this evening when the snow had turned to ice.

25 years ago (1989)

A Christmas tree on the I-5 median just north of 128th Street was taking shape. Every day there were more decorations, reported John Nordquist, Edmonds City Council member who drove by it almost daily. Adornment included hub caps, tin cans and turkey pot pie pans.

Ingrid Unger of Granite Falls won the state’s $2 million Lotto jackpot. She planned to give some money to her church, some to a food bank and some to finance a delicatessen and catering business she was in the processing of opening in Marysville.

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

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