The following stories happened this week, 25 and 50 years ago, as reported in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. From the Record’s archives:
Thursday, Nov. 7, 1991
• Residents of the Berry Estates and Shamrock Park subdivisions are “enormously positive” about a pair of river projects arranged by the city of North Bend. During the past couple of weeks, work has been under way to remove over 100,000 yards of accumulated gravel from four bars in the South Fork Snoqualmie River, and to build up a low spot in the west dike. According to planners and subdivision residents, the two situations conspired to cause nearly $800,000 in flood damages last November.
• An armed man killing 24 people in a Killeen, Texas, cafeteria was an especially painful shock last week, for the Rev. Tyler Woods, pastor of Valley Baptist Church, and his wife, Terry, of North Bend. One of the victims, 44-year-old Nancy Stansbury, was Terry’s sister-in-law.
• Early next fall, Fall City Elementary School will be the first school on the Eastside to have computer access to listings of the King County Library System. Librarian Susan Churchill credits the parents’ group Citizens for Better Schools with getting that effort started.
Thursday, Nov. 10, 1966
• In a race in which the outcome could be determined by absentee votes, Tom Russell of North Bend is leading Frank Truck of Kirkland for North-East District Judge, Position 2. Russell has 6,180 votes to Trunk’s 1,972 with two precincts — Happy Valley and Houghton — unreported. Both levies on the ballot in North Bend won by heavy margins; the 2-mill Library Services Levy was approved by a vote of 258 to 81, while the 10-mill levy for street improvements passed 281 to 48.
• Mrs. Clara Campbell Barnes celebrated a century or living Saturday at the North Bend nursing home with her daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Raymond of Seattle and her niece, Mrs. Vera Garrison of Renton. She reached the century mark Nov. 5. One of her special birthday messages was a letter from President Johnson, congratulating her on attaining such a remarkable age and offering her best wishes.