Snoqualmie Valley Record


Out of the Past: This week in Snoqualmie Valley history

January 2, 2013 · 10:57 AM

Stories from the past 25 and 50 years, as published in the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This week's entries include:

Thursday, Dec. 31, 1987

• We think of the holidays as a time for families to be together. Unfortunately, tranquility isn't there for all Valley families. Domestic violence still abounds in the Snoqualmie Valley, according to Jeaneen Watkins of the Eastside Domestic Violence Program. One of her goals is to raise community consciousness about the problem.

• Twenty-five students from Fall City, Snoqualmie and North Bend were treated to a special lunch by members of the Kiwanis Club of Snoqualmie Valley at the Homestead Restaurant in North Bend. The club annually gives a lunch and gifts to students chosen by local school staff.

Thursday, Jan. 3, 1963

•  The memories of 50 happy years passed in review for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Noland of Upper Preston, as 100 guests wished them well at a golden anniversary wedding reception.

• Gubernatorial candidate Mort Frayn will speak to the North Bend Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 8. Frayn is the state chairman of the Republican party, with experience as a state legislator, and managing Richard Nixon’s election campaign in Washington.

Thursday, Jan. 7, 1988

• The 19-year-old man who robbed the North Bend Motel and kidnapped a maid April 28 was sentenced to 106 months in prison. Before he begins his sentence, he faces rape and murder charges in South Dakota, for abducting a woman in April. She was found dead in South Dakota, and her car was found abandoned near North Bend.

• Former Snoqualmie Police Chief Tony Fernandez is suing the city for up to $1.2 million, claiming racial discrimination.


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