The following stories from 25 and 50 years ago made the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This week, from our archives:
Thursday, Aug. 25, 1988
• The six-foot diameter Tolt water pipeline ruptured Monday about 11 a.m., about a half-mile west of the West Snoqualmie Valley Road, leaving Duvall water customers out of service. The road was closed to traffic from 124th Street to the Woodinville-Duvall Road after the break -- water cascading down to the hill to the Valley floor washed mud, rocks and debris across the roadway. It's too soon to tell what caused the break, but a bad seam may be to blame.
• Three Tolt high schoolers picked the wrong target when they tried to steal a carved wooden logger statue from a Fall City home. It was the home of wood carver Layton Kiblinger, who caught them trying to make off with his creation. Kiblinger consulted the police, then gave the three an easy choice, either buy the statue from him and donate it to Big Edd's Restaurant in Snoqualmie, which had recently lost one of Kiblinger's eagle statues to a thief, or go to jail. And that's how the logger showed up on Big Edd's front porch.
Thursday, Aug. 29, 1963
• Timothy "Dave" Lake of Snoqualmie, a lead man in Weyerhauser Company's end glue plant at Snoqualmie Falls, is among the handful of Pearl Harbor veterans who visited the Hawaiians naval base again during the largest all-reserve training cruise held since World War II. The 18-day cruise of 2,000 reservists aboard 11 ships from the west coast ended last week.
• Joni and Mary Ann Anthony, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. John Anthony of Snoqualmie placed first in their respective divisions at the Washington state competition trail ride held in the the Ocean Shores area on Aug. 11. Nine year-old Joni, with her pony Scarlet O'Hara, entered the 14-and-under division. Mary Ann, who was graduated from Holy Names Academy in June entered the Junior Class with her mare Triss Allen.