25 Years Ago
Thursday, Sept. 15, 1983
• Some important money matters will face voters in three Valley cities in the primary election Tuesday. Combined with votes on a number of elected positions, it would make next Tuesday a busy day. Monetary measures are slated for police services in Carnation, fire-fighting equipment in Snoqualmie and street repairs in North Bend.
• An end to labor strife marked the beginning of the school year in Snoqualmie Valley School District 410. Students reported to their classrooms Tuesday after striking teachers and the administration announced agreement on a new three-year contract.
• One juvenile’s version of free expression was considered vandalism in the eyes of King County Police officers, who cited the 17-year-old for malicious mischief. Officers found a painting of a bomb with three people under it in the street at the 400 block of Si View Place in North Bend. They found a spray can in a nearby car.
50 Years Ago
Thursday, Sept. 18, 1958
• Thanks to a young man with four years of experience in first aid, safety patrol and ambulance work, the Snoqualmie Valley is about to have its own ambulance service. Gerry Bernier will be on call with a three-stretcher, oxygen-equipped ambulance just as soon as the vehicle can be brought up from Portland.
• A champion Seattle squash grower can’t hold a hubbard to Jasper Whiting, who lives on the South Fork Road. A Seattle man was reported to have grown a giant vegetable that measured 54 inches around. In Whiting’s garden there are two squashes that are 66 inches in circumference. Mr. W is reported to have said that he’s going to use peewees such as those Seattle-grown ones for next year’s seed.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, Sept. 14, 1933
• Mrs. W. A. Mueller of North Bend, who is a true dahlia enthusiast and who grows some very choice varieties in her attractive garden, was the victim of a piece of spite work that would be difficult to duplicate in any community. Mueller had been spending several days in Seattle and on her return, noticed one of her plants was wilted and dying. Thinking some insect was injuring the root, she dug down, only to find that the soil had been thoroughly saturated with gasoline.
• Veva Palmer will reopen her school of dance this week. Miss Martha Platt will be the accompanist and indications point to much interest being taken in these dancing classes this fall and winter.