Past Time | Snoqualmie Valley Record historical headlines, Dec. 10
December 10, 2008 · Updated 2:31 PM
25 Years Ago
Thursday, Dec. 8, 1983
• Duvall may change its nebulous “country living” theme to an exciting salute of its past history of riverboating. The downtown revitalization process is setting the stage for a new look, and Diane Baker says she thinks a riverboat town would be “something no one else has.”
• The city of Snoqualmie has given its preliminary approval to authorize $4 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds to construct a winery on the city-owned tree farm property. Joel Klein, president of the Snoqualmie Falls Winery Development Corporation, said that a few parties are interested in purchasing the entire bond.
• A Hospital District 4 board committee is working this week with two potential lessees to develop an acceptable lease for Snoqualmie Valley hospital. Two non-profit groups are interested in leasing the 28-bed public hospital, but the board agreed Monday night that the issue of who will have ultimate control needs to be clarified.
50 Years Ago
Thursday, Dec. 4, 1958
• A ad on the Record’s classified page this week states that a young married lady would like housework or baby sitting. Nothing unusual in this except that this young lady is from Germany, and returned to this country as a bride when her husband finished his military service in her native land, where they met. She speaks very little English, but plans on learning. She is picking up the language from her husband, his family, and their friends.
• This Sunday, the Snoqualmie Community Welcome Committee, on behalf of all folks who live in the area, is extending a big hand to greet all the new neighbors who have moved into the Williams Addition.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, Dec. 7, 1933
• Sallal Prairie, Bandera and a level spot near Preston have been selected for three emergency landing fields on the Seattle-Wenatchee air route. County engineer Thomas D. Hunt and the National Aeronautics Association will ask for about $50,000 of federal relief money to develop them.
• The Christmas Tree at Community Hall, an annual event for children of employees at the Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company, will be Friday, Dec. 22. Conducted as in former years, one group will be entertained at 7 o’clock, the next at 7:45 p.m.