25 Years Ago
Thursday, May 5, 1983
• Snoqualmie’s business core may soon be connected to Snoqualmie Falls with a paved footpath under a plan approved by the City Council. Council action cleared the way for the city to apply from a grant from the state Interagency Committee on Outdoor Recreation, which could provide funds for the $600,000 project. The trail was recommended by a task force formed by Mayor Darwin Sukut to link the existing city center with the newly annexed area around Snoqualmie Falls.
• As time grows short for Snoqualmie Valley School District 410 board members to decide on spending cuts for next year, they have asked the administrators for more options. Administrators have recommended reducing the number of teachers by 17, part of the 9 percent in employee costs for the 1983-84 school year. A total of 13 percent in non-employee costs are also proposed for a total reduction of 10 percent.
• Planning is well under way for the annual Fall City Day and Logging Show, now only six weeks away. Fall City area high school girls, age 15 and up, are needed to run for queen.
50 Years Ago
Thursday, May 8, 1958
• Response to the King County Bloodmobile’s visit to the Valley hit a new low, with only slightly more than 50 pints donated, according to Mrs. Elmer Anderson, chairwoman of the Bloodmobile committee. Bloodmobile visits are sponsored by the Mount Si Business and Professional Women’s club, These groups hope that when the Bloodmobile next visits the Valley, there will be a greater response to an urgent need, for the Valley blood bank may be drawn on by any resident.
• Some time in the near future, Carnation may have a taxi service, for such a service has been authorized by an ordinance adopted by the Carnation Town Council. Town officials told the Record that Larry Litt has expressed an interest in operating a taxi. Whether he does or not depends on expenses involved such as the expense of insurance, However, the way is cleared legally so that such a business can be established in Carnation.
• Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls — EVERYONE who likes to dance, put on your dancing shoes and hie yourselves down to Carnation to attend the annual Firemen’s Dance, scheduled for Friday, May 16.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, May 4, 1933
• The Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company store was broken into Tuesday evening by two youths, about 18 years of age. One of the thieves formerly lived at Snoqualmie Falls about six years ago.
Eric Nelson, watchman at the mill, saw the pair enter the store, and called deputy Amos, who hastened to assist Mr. Nelson before they could get away. The thieves were in the store about two hours before they attempted to leave with their stolen supply. Clothes, candy, tobacco, ice cream and other articles were in their possession, to the tune of two bulging suitcases, and all the clothes that they could possibly get on.
• Alex Wickstrom, a 70-year-old miner, who was lost last January, was found Monday on Mount Si. His body was discovered by Bert O’Dell of Snoqualmie, about 14 miles up the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River. Mr. Wickstrom left his cabin to go to a small mining claim last winter, and had apparently fallen into the river, as traces were found that he managed to get out of the water with his pack. A posse of men searched for him last winter.