Out of the past: Georgia Kramer honored, wildfire claims 144 acres of timber, new Carnation postmaster

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

Thursday, Sept. 15, 1988

• The Mount Si Business and Professional Women’s organization honored Georgia Kramer for her achievements. The manager of Si View Pool is one of the first women asked to join the Valley Kiwanis Club.

• A wildfire at Lake Calligan near North Bend claimed 144 acres of young timber over the past week. At its height, 300 firefighters fought the blaze.

• King County Executive Tim Hill opened the economic summit at Salish Lodge, stressing the need for the Open Space Bond Issue on next Tuesday’s ballot.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 1963

• Edward A. Riechman is receiving congratulations from his friends and patrons at the Carnation Post Office on his appointment as postmaster. The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment on September 13. The only son of Mrs. Riechman and the late August Riechman, he came to Carnation as a small child. He worked in his family’s canning business until 1962.

• Snoqualmie firefighters were called to the Eggert residence on McKibben Road. All the smoke came from an overheated stove. No damage resulted.


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