Snoqualmie Valley Record's Historical Archives | Feb. 10
February 10, 2009 · 2:45 PM
25 Years Ago
Thursday, Feb. 9, 1984
• Camp Fire leaders and children come and go, but you can always depend on Kay Kohlruss when candy sale season arrives. The North Bend woman has been candy distributor for the Snoqualmie Valley for 29 years, continuing volunteer efforts that began with Camp Fire in 1947. Kohlruss has had a daughter and granddaughter go through the Camp Fire program. But she still delights in handing out the candy and working with local leaders. The job entails storing mints, Almond Roca and Smokehouse Almonds in her garage for six troops.
• Most Snoqualmie Valley property owners will pay more in taxes this year under figures released last week by King County Assessor Ruthe Bidder. The countywide increase is 1.88 percent this year, with $558 million due this year compared to $548 million in 1983.
50 Years Ago
Thursday, Feb. 12, 1959.
• Bud Lane recently made an eight-day round trip to Wright City, Okla., accompanied by Asher Phillips of Preston. They drove Lane’s big log truck, and brought home to the Preston Mill an electric planer. Snow and ice was with them most of the way. The trip south was through Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, but they missed Utah on their homeward journey.
• The tremendous cavern of Seattle’s Civic Auditorium rang with the applause of 2,200 men and women one night last week when Cecil Nixon walked forward to receive one of the highest honors of the Boy Scout organization. The climax of the evening was the announcement of the Silver Beaver awards, the highest honor the district bestows.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, Feb. 8, 1934
• The Hunky Dory Club is the name of a new night club opened at the McClellan Hotel in North Bend. This name, submitted by Gust Anderson of North Bend, won the prize offered by the proprietors. The new club features dancing every night except Monday and Tuesday, and with excellent music and a good floor, expects a crowd.
• The Quality Bakery at Snoqualmie, whose watchword is “Progress,” has just completed the installation of a machine which is the “last word” in equipment for a business of this character. The machine is known as the Battle Creek Wrapping Machine, which synchronizes with the Speed Giant Slicer, making it possible for one man to supervise the slicing of from 1,200 to 1,400 loaves of bread an hour. Few communities the size of Snoqualmie can boast of such up-to-date equipment.