Out of the Past: Student bulge, loud sirens, thousand aces

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

Sept. 22, 1988

• If the massive Snoqualmie Ridge proposal becomes a reality, the local school district will face a bulge in the student population—maybe $26 million worth. That is the estimated cost of finding room for 1,500 new students.

• Students newly appointed as officers of the Fall City Elementary Safety Patrol are captains Erin Gilmore and Nathan Anderson and lieutenants Toby Etter and Dustin Hasen. Equipped with flags, helmets and vests, they make sure their peers go safely to and from school.

Sept. 26, 1963

• The Snoqualmie Fire Siren now rests atop the new hose tower, a spot 20 feet higher than the roof of the city shed from which it was moved last Sunday by volunteers. You can hear it loud and clear, and the klaxon will carry much farther now.

• The Valley Jaycees will hold a seatbelt clinic at the IGA parking lot, installing seat belts in your car for $6.50.

• A thousand aces and double pinochle would be nice—and the sponsors of the Pinochle Party that begins Oct. 11 at Sallal Grange Hall in North Bend wish they could guarantee such a hand to all players.


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