The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives:
Thursday, Dec. 15, 1988
• Three teens arrested in North Bend last week may be guilty of about 50 burglaries and thefts over the past two months. Det. Thad Frampton of the King County Police said most incidents involve theft of ornaments from cars and trucks in Riverbend and at MC Anderson Trucking.
• Three Christmas trees, decorated to resemble the first known Christmas trees in the Valley 102 years ago, can be found at the Snoqualmie Falls Chamber office, and North Bend and Fall City libraries.
• King County Council last week voted as one to reject all plans to burn garbage, and set sweeping recycling goals.
Thursday, Dec. 19, 1963
• The Tolt Fire Department Emergency Truck was summoned to the scene of an accident which claimed the life of Gordon L. Bjoralt, 35, of Carnation, early Saturday near the Floyd Remlinger residence. Bjoralt was driving east when his car ran off the road and sheared off a power pole. Uninjured by the crash, Bjoralt alighted from the car and was killed instantly when he stepped on a 12,000-volt power line downed by the impact.
• The Snoqualmie Valley Christmas Club is moving into the last few days of its annual program of distributing Christmas boxes to needy families. As time runs out, the club welcomes names of needy families, but only food packages will be given unless all information for clothing boxes is submitted.