Thursday, Oct. 15, 1964: Mount Si High School is now officially classified as a Class AA school, Superintendent Gordon McIntyre told the school board. The population rose from 575 last year to 611 on October 1, the date the classification is made. Class AA schools are 600 students or bigger.
Fall City Historical Society explores the history, memories and artifacts of the community’s past, preserving it for future generations. This mission involves a number of community activities. Volunteers conduct an annual Fall City Cemetery tour for elementary students. Each year, a teacher at Fall City Elementary runs a local history unit for second graders. At the end of the unit, teachers bring students to the cemetery, showing them the gravestones of the Fall City pioneers and the original tribal residents.
Design your dream garden with help from a master gardener, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at the North Bend Library. In “Garden Design. Fundamentals and Fun,” Kirsten Lints of Gardens ALIVE Design will focus on the basic steps of landscape design, followed by dreamy design ideas and a few disasters. Bring your own dilemmas, photos and sketch paper to work on a small area of your landscape.
Thursday, Oct. 5, 1989: Darrell Raymond Cherry, convicted of trying to kill his ex-wife, Fritzi Davis, with a bomb in her car, was sentenced last week to 23 years in prison.
The signature sound of a steam whistle was heard Sunday, Oct. 5, as the Santa Cruz Portland Cement No. 2 steam engine chugged between Snoqualmie and North Bend, in this photo by reader Tami Barber.
Halloween comes just once a year. As a result Halloween costumes, well, they get worn one time— maybe twice if there’s a younger sibling willing to wear it another year. Chances are your costumes are still in good enough shape to pass them along to another child. From that simple idea, every kid’s favorite holiday just got more parent- and planet-friendly, thanks to Costume Swap Day, hosted by local businesses and Macaroni Kid.
October 1, 1964: Two Fall City boys, Lloyd Johnson and Jerry Krsak, walked out of the woods onto a logging road Sunday afternoon near Lake Marie. The two had been missing since getting lost on a hike Saturday, and were fine other than hunger and slight exposure.
The old Mailbox Peak trail was a daunting route. Plagued by erosion due to its extremely steep grade, hikers routinely lost track of the trail. Now, visitors to this iconic mountain east of North Bend will have a much better time. Last weekend, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources celebrated the official opening of a new and improved Mailbox Peak trail, cutting a ribbon Saturday, Sept. 27, on National Public Lands Day.
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and the State Department of Natural Resources are cutting the ribbon on a new trail to Mailbox Peak, 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie. The event coincides with National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 27.
Thursday, Sept. 21, 1989: Snoqualmie's centennial-year project to provide a shelter for its log display will also include preservation of part of the old Weyerhaeuser sawmill. The main idea is to build a protective cover for the huge Douglas Fir log section on display in Railroad Park. The 24-foot log is 39 tons and about 800 years old.
Learn practical cooking skills needed for better health during the Kickstart Your Health class, a cooking demonstration and food tasting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29 at the Snoqualmie Hospital Rehabilitation Clinic.
Locals can learn about their ancestry and explore their family tree in a free Family History Class, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23. at the Snoqualmie Library.
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District is hosting Kickstart Your Health, a cooking demo and food tasting, 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, at the Snoqualmie Hospital Rehabilitation Clinic, 38565 S.E. River St., Snoqualmie.
Director Harley Brumbaugh is rallying the Snoqualmie United Methodist Church choir for a special musical performance on the church’s sesquicentennial. Songs will honor the pioneering settlers and church history over the past 125 years.
The Snoqualmie United Methodist Church celebrates its 125th anniversary with a special service this weekend, and weekly dinners for all. The church's local roots go back to some fateful journeys by wandering preachers in the late 19th century. First on the scene was a pioneer preacher, Andrew Jackson McNemee, known as Brother Mack, whose calling as a traveling circuit minister had taken him across Oregon, Washington territory and parts of British Columbia.
Macaroni Kid of Snoqualmie Valley and Issaquah wants parents and children to take on a community service project this month. Its "Do Something Great" campaign lasts throughout the month of September.
Thursday, Sept. 14, 1964: Mrs. Nora Mayes of Clinton, Tenn., has returned to Sunset Motel in North Bend, her headquarters every summer since 1950, to start her 16th year of searching for her son. In 1949, her son, Gaston, disappeared while flying an advanced trainer from Sandpoint Naval Air Station. She believes the plane is in Black Lake, northeast of North Bend.
The winner of the 2014 Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out competition is an acrylic piece by Amanda Kindregan, titled “Snoqualmie River – Mill Pond Road.” Kindregan’s artwork will be featured on the 2015 Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out Poster.
Local author Sue Mocker will tell the story behind her new book, "The Hope Factor," at a launch event, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at 1556 Boalch Ave., North Bend. Hear inspiring stories from hope-minded people and special music from local artist Jessie Oliver.
1989: Darrell Raymond Cherry was convicted in King County Superior Court of trying to murder his ex-wife, Fritzi Davis of North Bend, with a homemade bomb. • Snoqualmie City Council voted to negotiate with King County on future expansion of the city by annexation. The main focus of discussion is the 400 acres north of the I-90-State Route 18 interchange, which King County says should be left alone for the next 20 years.