Out of the Past: Firefighters save 2-year-old boy from choking; Weyerhaeuser marks 50th anniversary with dedication of sawmill bandwheels

The following stories happened this week, 25 and 50 years ago, as reported in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. From the Record’s archives:

The following stories happened this week, 25 and 50 years ago, as reported in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. From the Record’s archives:

Thursday, Sept. 17, 1992

• A citizen advisory committee report issued Sept. 8 criticizes the city of Snoqualmie for financial mismanagement in several area and recommends across the board cuts and staff reductions to save money. According to the report “We believe our expenses can be minimized and reduced by strengthening control and establishing procedures over expenditures.”

• Guy and Leigh Falconer were horrified when they found their 2-year-old-son choking on a peice of carrot at their home over the Labor Day weekend. They were grateful however, or the help they received form neighbors, fire department medical technicians and a Seattle surgeon, all of whom helped to save his life.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 1967

• Weyerhaeuser company will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Snoqualmie Falls sawmill and woods operation with special event next week. At the 2 p.m. Tuesday ceremony, Morgan and Fred Hayes, Cascade area manager, will officially dedicate one of the original 11-foot sawmill bandwheels, which is being donated to the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society as a permanent display.

• Snoqualmie’s new sewer system is finally in operation. Town Clerk Ed Opstad sent cards to all residents this week notifying them that connections could be made immediately. Permits must be obtained at the Town Hall before connections are made. A charge of $190 is due at the time of connection, but may be paid in four installments.

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From left: Captain Nick Almquist, Gini Ekoes, Heather Payne, and Chief Perry Phipps. Courtesy photo.
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