Out of the Past: Drums dumped at Preston are toxic; House is sold to help Mount Si band students

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

Thursday, Aug. 24, 1989

Galen Spillum, 55, recently retired principal at Rex Putnam High in Milwaukie, Ore., has been hired as interim principal of Mount Si High School. In his 11 years at Rex Putnam, Spillum was known for his ability to bring out school pride.

• Field tests on 21 drums ditched in Preston led investigators to believe some contained toxic waste.

Thursday, Aug. 27, 1964

• The North Bend Fire Department’s emergency car took five injured loggers from the Ben Thomas Logging Company operation near Cedar Falls to Nelems Memorial Hospital Tuesday. A spokesman for the fire department said the men were working near the loading dock when a wild log struck all five.

• A three-bedroom house is being sold in the Hall Addition of Snoqualmie by the boosters to raise money for Mount Si High School band uniforms.


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