50 years ago (1963)
“Did Columbus make a Mistake” was the title of the address the Rev. M.M. Stocker, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, would deliver before the Rotary Club at their Elks Home luncheon. The program also included Loren Baker and his news and views of the week.
Gary Byrum, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Byrum of Monroe, was the Herald’s Junior Dealer of the Month. A freshman and member of the honor roll at Monroe High School, Gary was anticipating a college education and saving a portion of route profits for that purpose. Model cars and football were among his favorite hobbies.
25 years ago (1988)
In a move designed to expand their market base and make banking more convenient, Olympic Savings Bank, Pioneer Federal Savings Bank and Rainier National Bank planned to open six branches in Snohomish and Island county Safeway stores. Lynnwood Savings and Loan already had branches in three Olson’s Food stores.
Perkins Carpet &Installation was having its grand opening March 5 through March 19 and invited shoppers to come in. They were located at 8830 Evergreen Way, Suite D.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library