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Out of the past: Firemen respond to ammonia leak; septic fears; a rolling bank visits the Valley

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

February 25, 1988

• Bertha Michel had a problem last year when she wanted to sell her Tolt Hill home. The buyer's financer required a certified designer to approve her septic system, which meant $2,000 in repairs and installation of a 500-foot drain field. Michel's complaint was that the septic system, installed in 1955, was working fine, but she was still required to improve it. Unpleasant surprises like this became more common following new regulations set last year by the King County Board of Health. Regs could get tighter if a bill passes the legislature, requiring septic inspections before every home sale.

February 28, 1963

• Tolt volunteer firemen report no injuries and no food spoilage at the Carnation cold storage lockers in spite of a broken ammonia pipe, discovered on February 25. Owner Fred Hockert gave credit to the firefighters whose prompt action kept damage to a minimum.

• Celebrating a century of commercial banking, the Centennial Bankmobile will visit North Bend, Snoqualmie, Carnation and Duvall. Staffed by employees of local banks, the vehicle will display exhibits that trace the history of banking and explain services offered today to those of modest means.

 

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