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25 Years Ago

Thursday, July 7, 1983

• Internal strife stemming from having two police chiefs is leaving many Snoqualmie residents wondering about the future of the city’s police department. A major source of that strife and confusion may be clarified this week when Police Chief Bill Massey is supposed to find out if he will be granted permanent disability status.

• Teacher cutbacks may turn out to be deeper than originally projected for Snoqualmie Valley School District 410, with the resignation and retirement of a number of instructors. Outgoing Superintendent Larry Lindbergh announced at the June meeting that seven instructors will be leaving the district.

• Snoqualmie teenager Bill Robey will attempt to run faster, leap higher and throw farther than ever before at the National Junior Olympics track meet, July 26 to 29 at the University of Notre Dame. Robey, who will be a junior at Mount Si High School in the fall, qualified for the national event in the energy-sapping 10-event decathlon, and in other events.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, July 10, 1958

• The Snoqualmie Town Council voted at its meeting Monday night to create a “No Parking” zone extending 30 feet from the corner of the Falls Printing Company. Parking will be similarly curtailed at some other corners throughout the town. Motorists are requested to carefully observe these parking restrictions, which are to be indicated by painted curbs.

• Dr. Robert C. Strom, a recent graduate of the School of Dentistry at the University of Washington, plans to open practice in general dentistry in Snoqualmie. Shortly before graduation, he was presented the American Academy of Dental Medicine award, which goes to the senior student showing greatest promise in the fields of dental medicine and oral surgery. His senior thesis received mention in the Journal of Oral Surgery.

• On July 2, State Patrol Officer Barger investigated an accident which occurred at 8:45 p.m. just out of the intersection of the Riverside and Highland Drive roads. A sedan driven by Bert V. Hillaire failed to make the curve, striking the guard rail with the front bumper. The right front wheel was in the ditch and the frame ended up on the uprooted guard rail. Damages amounted to $50 and there were no injuries to the driver.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, July 6, 1933

• The intrepid prospectors, H.E.F. King, Henry Hamilton and John Bloomquist of Fall City, who have been spending the past two months seeking gold in the creeks of Idaho, returned to civilization last week and have since been busy relating their tales to less fortunate individuals, who have had to carry on in the humdrum marts of trade. King says: “It’s the life. No mail, no newspapers, no radio, no scandal. Just come out and rusticate.”

• Clarence Rachor of North Bend, an employee of the Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company, was badly hurt last week when he attempted to remove a sliver from the planer. He was wearing gloves when the tip of one of the fingers caught in the machine, pulling his hand and arm into the machine, forcing back the flesh and tearing it from the bone. He managed to turn the power off with the other hand.

• North Bend has a new postmaster, D.P. Cunningham, for many years a resident of the town, having been appointed to that position upon the resignation of Mrs. Elmer Anderson. Friends in the Valley are glad to hear of his appointment. Mrs. Anderson, who retires at this time, has made a most efficient postmistress. She will now devote her time to her lovely little home in Snoqualmie.

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