The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives.
Aug. 4, 1988
• Cynthia Henry Bayles just missed going into the finals of the Olympic Trials at Indianapolis for the 800-meter run. She had her first taste of the sport as a ninth grader at Tolt High School. She graduated in 1977.
• Dr. Rich McCullough chaired his first board meeting as superintendent of Snoqualmie Valley School District last week. The differences he fostered were quite noticeable. The group worked smoothly over what would normally be the substance of three meetings, and was done by 11 p.m.
Aug. 8, 1963
Guests were greeted by ladies in gay '90s attire and plumed hats, and men in straw boaters and derbys, at the old-fashioned ice cream social at Fall City Methodist Church.
• On Thursday, Duvall firemen went to locate nine children reported missing. It turned out that they weren't lost, just didn't tell anyone they were going on a raft ride at Lake Marcel.
The whistle blew at the Falls Weyerhaeuser plant for the first time in two months as employees went back to work. It was a break in a lockout involving six big timber companies and the sawmill workers' union.