Out of the Past: Opstad school opens doors; No gloomy gus at raided tire shop

The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives.

September 8, 1988

• Students at Mount Si High School have to put more of an emphasis on attending classes if they want to get credit. If a student now misses 12 sessions, he or she will fail.

• Things were barely ready in time for last Tuesday's opening of Edwin R. Opstad Elementary School in North Bend. The fire alarms and telephones were last to be installed, and the building was cleared for occupancy one day beforehand. But all the teachers showed up extra early to blow up an arch of hundreds of balloons that every bus and car drove through to enter school for the first time.

• New employees at Snoqualmie Middle School included teacher Judy Beliveau and assistant principal Greg Hart, who moves here from a teaching position at the high school.

Sept. 12, 1963

• Gordon McIntire, superintendent of School District 410, registered 2,101 students in the first week of school. In the Lower Valley, District 407 had 762 students. At Mount Si High School, the freshman class was 155 students. Seniors, 132.

• Without a sense of humor, you're dead. And there's not a Gloomy Gus to be found at the J&G Tire Shop. True, tires were stolen, but they didn't get them all, and the ones they have are still for sale.


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