Out of the Past: Drifters help car owners, Pursers celebrate Golden Anniversary, no shouting at school board meetings

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

Feb. 7, 1963

• The children of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Purser will honor their parents on the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary at an open house Sunday. Both Mr. and Mrs. Purser are natives of England. They married in South Porcupine, northern Ontario, on Feb. 13, 1913. The early years of their marriage were interrupted by the first World War, when Edmund served two years in the Canadian air force. They moved to the Valley in 1935.

• If you find yourself stalled along a Valley highway and get help from a young man, or a group of men, don't be surprised at their friendly service. Look at the card they give you. You've been helped by one of the newest organizations in Fall City: The Drifters Car Club. Its 30 members learn how to repair autos, learn the rules of the road, and are encouraged to keep their cars in good condition.

Feb. 4, 1988

• The message is clear. "Hugs not Drugs" is the current graffiti emblazoned on the little shack between North Bend and Snoqualmie.

• Meetings of the Snoqualmie Valley School District board of directors should be more orderly, says new president Rick Krona. He called for new rules: No more shouting matches, "gratuitous cheap shots" between members, or uncivil behavior. Nor will Krona allow board members to criticize staff.


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