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• Snoqualmie’s Leo Kelley was “wearing the green” on St. Patrick’s Day, so much so that he went to Snoqualmie City Hall to get a license for excessive greenery in a public place. Helping him were Julie Posey, senior account clerk and Jeannie Randolph, utility clerk.

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25 Years Ago

Thursday, March 24, 1983

• Snoqualmie’s Leo Kelley was “wearing the green” on St. Patrick’s Day, so much so that he went to Snoqualmie City Hall to get a license for excessive greenery in a public place. Helping him were Julie Posey, senior account clerk and Jeannie Randolph, utility clerk.

• Development of the South Fork Interchange will require a series of utility and street improvements, according to preliminary recommendations from the North Bend City Council. Owner R & R Properties has proposed short platting the site bound by I-90, North Bend Boulevard, 412th Avenue and the city limits. A service station and medical clinic are proposed for the northwest corner, with a Church of Latter-day Saints chapel eyed for the southwest corner.

• Certifying the levee along the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River may be easier than previously thought. North Bend City Councilwoman Helen Trostel informed the council that a series of basic improvements, such as removing some stumps and adding fill, may be all that’s necessary for King County to guarantee the structural integrity of the dike.

50 Years Ago

Thursday, March 27, 1958

• Carnation firemen and Carnation marshal Jack Perrigoue have issued an appeal for help raising about $40 to finance, purchase and install a television set, for use by a severely handicapped Valleyite. “Suffering a double handicap since birth, she cannot hope for a normal life,” the mother said. “Her only pleasure comes from watching television, which she seldom has an opportunity to do.”

• Spring vacation starts Monday, March 31 for students and teachers in School District 410, with a whole week of leisure time in store for them. In District 407, three days of vacation include two days before and one day after the Easter weekend, so that families can plan lengthy holiday trips.

• “Velkomen! Velkomen!” These are the Swedish words all the ladies of the Fall City Rebekah Lodge No. 141 are uttering these days to anyone who will listen. The word means welcome, and that’s just what everyone will be at the annual Rebekah smorgasbord.

75 Years Ago

Thursday, March 23, 1933

• The boys who are members of the Fall City High School basketball team gave an informal party Friday evening, March 17, at the Meadowbrook Hotel. Dancing and ping pong were enjoyed. The decorations and refreshments were in green and white, carrying out the St. Patrick’s Day motif.

• Radical invasion of otherwise peaceful country districts resulting in the refusal of the unemployed to work for their vouchers is bringing forth a storm of protest from the citizens of these communities, according to information in a release from the King County Welfare Board. Already, community leaders have banded together to meet the situation and have voiced their approval of the activities of the Welfare Board in protecting those among the unemployed who are desirous of working free of intimidation by outside sources.

• John C. Kuhns, new supervisor of the Snoqualmie National Forest, is now on the ground and is rapidly equating himself with his new domain. The new “boss” of the vast stretch of tree-clothed hills and mountains joined the Forest Service in 1910. His previous experience has generally been with the dry forests of Eastern Washington and Oregon. He declares that his first big job here is to “get next to a new set of problems.”

• Paul F.B. Dreyer has completed a new building on the Sunset Highway about three quarters of a mile west of North Bend, to be used as a blacksmith and welding shop. Mr. Dreyer hopes to be ready for business by March 30.

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