The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives:
Thursday, Dec. 29, 1988
• The winner of Mount Si Village’s recent beard- growing contest is Gary Furulie of Snoqualmie. He and his wife, Kathy, won a night’s stay at the Salidh Lodge, plus dinner and breakfast. The couple will use the occasion to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary in early February.
• Nine historical landmarks in the Valley received official markers from the King County Landmarks Commission last week, including the Dougherty Farm in Duvall, the Hjertoos Farm in Carnation, the Preston Activity Center, the Si View Activity Center, the Fall City Hopshed, the Reinig Road Sycamore Corridor, the Norman Bridge, the Prescott-Harshman house in Fall City and the Vincent Schoolhouse on the West Snoqualmie Valley Road.
Thursday, Jan. 2, 1964
• Horace Gates, who died last weekend while on an outing with his three sons at Mt. Index, was a former resident of Carnation. He taught school in the rear room of the Carnation Seventh-day Adventist Church during the school year 1946-47.
• A few tickets are still available for the banquet Friday Jan. 3 at Si View Hall, honoring Mr. and Mrs. Harry Morgan Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Hayes. Hayes is the new manager of the Cascade Branch of the Weyerhauser Co., who succeeded Morgan. Morgan is now manager of Western Manufacturing Co., with offices in Tacoma.