Out of the Past | All hell breaks loose in Preston

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

August 17, 1989

J. Scott Menard, principal at Mount Si High School for the last five year, has submitted his letter of resignation. He intends to take a part time position with the Puget Sound Education Consortium while working on his doctorate. It is likely the school board will be nervous about releasing a principal a few weeks before the start of school.

To many preservation-minded Preston residents, it suddenly seems as if all hell has broken loose. In the last few weeks, they have seen a county recommendation to change zoning at the old Preston Lumber Mill from forestry to industrial; developers clearing 45 acres at the interchange; smoke and ash from as many as seven slash burns; the Preston-Snoqualmie trail effectively closed by developers; the discovery of 21 drums of chemicals dumped in the brush above a stream.

Aug. 20. 1964

• Merri and Chrissi were once a set. They are half-Pekinese and half-Welsh Terriers, were Christmas presents given to Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Gould of Carnation by their daughter, Miss Marjorie, of Kirkland. Merri has been missing since July 4, and Chrissi (short for Christmas) is miserable.

• The North Bend Town Council has decided on special levies for streets and libraries in the fall.

• Mount Si football coach Don Lee will issue equipment to lettermen on Monday. Everybody else gets their gear  later in the week.


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