Out of the Past: Devastating fire at the Slaght residence; New school for Fall City

The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives.

Nov. 3, 1988

• A second middle school for the Snoqualmie Valley School District will be built in Fall City, following a decision by the board Thursday. The people involved in the site selection anticipated more of a fight between North Bend and Fall City residents than occurred. Virtually all input pointed to the Lower Valley site.

• The third annual Pumpkin Party Carving Contest was held at the home of Terry O'Brien and Mary Sackmann. Honorary professor of squashology Dr. David Fisher judged, and John Lawler won the top awards.

Nov. 7, 1963

• Annette Duchene, 18-year-old native of Antwerp, Belgium, is attending Mount Si High School on exchange, living with the Harvey Rothschild family of Carnation. She has no trouble understanding English, but it does take her a while to get the jokes.

• A devastating fire ran through the K. Warren Slaght home on the Cole Mine Road, leaving the family of six homeless, with few possessions. The fire centered on a floor furnace in the basement.


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