Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963)

A fond farewell for former employers Hank and Louise Gaul was accorded them by their employees at a surprise dinner at the Black Prince. The Gauls had sold their business. Employees with the longest tenure at their men’s store included Auggie Dombek, Gene LeMoigne and Fay LaGrandeur.

Employees of the Marysville Post Office joined in a well-wishing farewell party for Ida Campbell, Star Route carrier-contractor for about 20 years. She was leaving for California and a wedding date. Her daughter-in-law Barbara Arndt would carry on the mail carrying-contract.

25 years ago (1988)

Everett voters had passed a $6.6 million bond issue for a downtown “senior campus.” The bonds would finance construction of a new tower with about 90 apartments at Broadway Plaza, an Everett Housing Authority-operated complex offering affordable housing to city residents 62 years old and up.

Jerry Osterman, Bothell city manager for 11 years, was named Mukilteo city supervisor. Mukilteo Mayor Emory Cole said Osterman was a seasoned veteran of city management and what the city needed. Before the Bothell job Osterman was an administrative assistant in Issaquah.

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

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