50 years ago (1954)
Rita Sigismund, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Sigismund, 2012 Rucker Ave., won points for her column, “Of All Things,” which she wrote in her capacity as advertising manager at the Bon Marche in Tacoma. She started the column when she worked for the Bon in Everett.
Now rising at Harbor Center at the land end of Holmes Harbor on Whidbey Island was a new shopping center. The first and second units of the center were nearing completion and additional units were in the planning stages. The development was owned by C.E. Dahlman.
25 years ago (1979)
Kenilworth Hills, the largest plat in Everett’s recent history, was getting a special hearing before the City Council. Stewart Aldcroft, council president, called the meeting to obtain information from city staff who were working on the plat. It would develop 390 residential lots on 200 acres in the southwest part of the city.
Construction had begun on Citizen Bank’s new headquarters in Marysville at 10th Street and State Avenue. Dan Rosser was president of the newly chartered bank, which was operating out of a remodeled home on the east side of the site.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at Everett Public Library