Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963)

Four leaders in the Boy Scout program were honored at the annual recognition Dinner of Evergreen Area Council. They were John Lehmann and Addison Shoudy who received 50-year medals, and Vernon Luby and Walt Jellison, who received Silver Beaver Awards.

Gilbert Winje, valedictorian, and Judy Burnett, salutatorian, would be student speakers at commencement exercises at Granite Falls High School on May 31. At Baccalaureate services Nancy Kempma would play the organ during the processional and recessional, and Euigene James, chorus director of the school, would be heard in an instrumental solo, “The Lord’s Prayer.”

25 years ago (1988)

Mary Belshaw was re-elected to her second term as president of the Snohomish County Music Teachers Association. Also on the subject of music next fall’s 50 anniversary season of the Everett Symphony would feature a homecoming solo performance by county violinist Connie Krudeon-Gantsweg.

They were singing a different tune about teen nightclubs in Everett and Marysville. While Everett City Council members were considering easing up on rules enacted for Buzzy’s on Broadway, the city’s lone teen nightspot, some Marysville residents wanted their leaders to muzzle Cheetas, their community’s only club.

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

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