The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives:
Thursday, Oct. 24, 1963
• Repair work on the bent girders of the Brisack bridge on the Cedar Falls Road began Tuesday, following the passage last Friday of a $6,000 emergency appropriation by the Board of County Commissioners. The bridge was damaged on Oct. 11 when hit by a truck driven by a log hauler working for an independent contractor. Commissioner Scott Wallace said the logging operator will be required to pay for the repair work.
• Orest Gorchysnki, M.D., will open his medical practice in Fall City in the officers formerly occupied by Dr. Werthmann on Nov. 4. Dr. Gorchynski said his decision to open offices in Fall City represents the culmination of a 10-year dream.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 1988
• On Nov. 11, the celebration of Washington state's 100th birthday will begin. Although Washington doesn't turn 100 until Nov. 11, 1989, the opening day for the celebration of the century is this month, with ceremonies, galas, parades, projects and special events running the entire year and throughout King County and the state.
• Rico Tessendore and Jennifer Woods were crowned the Homecoming King and Queen amidst the usual downpour for Mount Si High School's Homecoming football game.
• Snoqualmie Valley Hospital volunteer Maxine Dovenberg has been named by Making a Difference as one of the Puget Sound area's outstanding volunteers. She joins 54 other volunteers who will be honored Oct. 29 at a celebration at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in Seattle. Dovenberg founded the hospital's Lifeline program in 1985, the first such program on the Eastside.