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Past Time | Snoqualmie Valley Record historic headlines, Dec. 17
25 Years Ago
Thursday, Dec. 15, 1983
• The Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace Health and Hospital Services may sign an agreement to lease Snoqualmie Valley Hospital as soon as this week. The Hospital District 4 board gave its unanimous backing Monday to begin detailed negotiations with the Bellevue-based nonprofit health care corporation. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace will apparently get their chance to save Snoqualmie Valley Hospital from the demons of financial despair.
• Snoqualmie expects to spend more than $1.2 million in 1984 under the budget adopted Monday by the Snoqualmie City Council.
• Last month’s triple homicide in Duvall is probably drug related, a King County Police spokeswoman said. The bodies of Larry Lister Sr., 34, Larry Lister Jr., 16, and Rebecca Ann Stream, 23, were found Nov. 9 in a mobile home. All had been shot.
50 Years Ago
Thursday, Dec. 18, 1958
• The selection of a new superintendent for Snoqualmie Valley School District 410 is a matter of major importance and interest to the whole community. The Citizens Advisory Council was formed for the express purpose of presenting to the school board the views of the community.
• The Snoqualmie Church of the Nazarene will suffer a loss as the end of 1958, when their pastor, Rev. Roy Green, will answer a call to Corvalis, Ore. The name of a new pastor has not been announced.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, Dec. 14, 1933
• One of the most unusual as well as one of the costliest accidents that has ever happened in this end of King County occurred Wednesday at midnight, when a large oil truck and trailer struck the curb as it was about to cross the state bridge over the Snoqualmie River above the Falls, resulting in the main steel span dropping into the river. The oil caught fire, and the extreme heat melted the girders that joined the bridge to the approach at the north, near Wilson’s Corner, so that the main span cracked away and fell into the swirling waters beneath, along with the truck and trailer. Luckily, the driver managed to get out, and while he suffered some burns, his condition is not considered serious.
• Plans whereby thousands of local sports lovers will hereafter be afforded the opportunity to enjoy skiing and other winter sports at a course in the Cascades, operated by the Seattle park department, were revealed Tuesday by Mayor John Dore. The federal forestry department had granted the city the use of 10 acres located a short distance off the Snoqualmie Pass Highway at the Summit, near a tract where numerous private skiing clubs now maintain courses.