50 years ago (1954)
The Everett Junior Drum and Bugle Corps, a group of officials, uniformed drill teams and more than a thousand men, women and children, were on hand to welcome the heavy cruiser USS Rochester into the moorage area along the north side of Pier 1. The ship, which had served three combat tours in the Korean War would be open to the public.
Rita Morris, who operated the Morris Nursery and Flower Shop at 5276 Evergreen Way, was chosen as a guest artist at the national convention of florists in Chicago. She was one of five selected from throughout the country.
25 years ago (1979)
Laird Gunn came on in relief of starting pitcher Dann Hutt and threw three shutout innings to help the Everett American Legion team to a 7-5 victory over Bellingham, clinching the league championship. Rick Ivelia drove in two runs as Everett scored twice in the seventh inning.
The Herald passed along an article written by John Dong for Fishing Holes Magazine. In it he praised the new Edmonds fishing pier. It was built specially for fishing, sitting on top of an artificial reef made of old tires, instead of just over sandy waters.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at Everett Public Library