Out of the Past: The Snoqualmie Ridge hearings, new organ at Mount Si Lutheran

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

Thursday, Dec. 1, 1988

• Responding to a single voice from the audience, Snoqualmie Mayor Jeanne Hansen stepped down from the panel taking testimony in formal hearings on Weyerhaeuser’s Snoqualmie Ridge proposal. John House, head of opposition group Friends of Snoqualmie Valley, noted that Hansen’s long employment with Weyerhaeuser—though not with the real estate branch involved in the proposal—could strain her ability to make an objective decision. Hansen offered to step down, and did so.

• Ames Lake resident J. Layton Kiblinger won first place in the Northwest Carver's Association annual competition for an abstract sculpture. His speciality is wooden wildlife.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 1963

• A new six-rank, seven-stop Balcom and Vaughn pipe organ was installed at Mount Si Lutheran Church in North Bend this week. A dedicatory concert featuring a Seattle organist is planned Friday, and young people at the church will serve refreshments in the fellowship room. The organ includes 463 pipes ranging from nine feet high and eight inches wide to the size of a pencil.


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