Out of the Past: Eight months after closing, hospital seeks partnership to re-open; Frog adds comedic note to City Council meeting

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:05pm
  • Life

The following stories happened this week, 25 and 50 years ago, as reported in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. From the Record’s archives:

Thursday, Feb. 18, 1993

• Brian Derdowski took his informal style and a satchel full of anecdotes to Snoqualmie last week for one in a series of town hall meetings. The first-term county councilman (3rd District) was accused recently of sexually harassing a fellow county official, but the more than 60 people in attendance were more interested in the state of the county. At the Feb. 9 meeting at Snoqualmie Middle School, Derdowski plugged his top two priorities: Voting intelligently and teaching people how the system works.

• Snoqualmie Valley Hospital shut its doors eight months ago and most of the medical equipment was carted away, but the hospital district is still plotting its revival. Acting on a community survey indicating a desire for the hospital to reopen, the district has tried without success to interest large area hospitals in forming a partnership necessary to support the small, regional facility.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 1968

• Bids for constructing an 18,956 square-foot addition to Mount Si High School including nine new classrooms and office space were accepted by the District 410 Board of Education last week. The work will total some $437,974.53.

• Duvall Town Council meetings are normally lively, but a new note was added at the end of last Thursday’s meeting. The note was close to a low “E’” and it came from the throat of a frog that had found its way to the Town Hall tower. Town officials and spectators got a good laugh. Most of the evening was spent discussing a resolution to put into effect the King County Building Code.




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