25 Years Ago
Thursday, March 31, 1983
• Two juveniles have been arrested and two others are being sought in connection with two armed robberies of a Snoqualmie service station this winter. The Snoqualmie Police Department announced last week that the cases are being filed with the King County Prosecutor’s office for possible charges. The robberies of the Town Pump (now Snoqualmie Exxon) early Christmas morning and again on Jan. 29 involved a lone masked gunman who threatened a female employee. Both times, the robber fled on foot.
• Seventeen teachers would be fired in Snoqualmie Valley School District 410 under an administrative plan to make up a $400,000 deficit. That was the advice to the school board Thursday from Superintendent Larry Lindberg, who also suggested reductions in classified staff, extracurricular activities and supplies.
• Harried administrator Dave Allred submitted his resignation Thursday to the Snoqualmie Valley school board. The administrator of administrative services, whose duties include overseeing financial matters and budgeting, has seen his job get tougher in recent months as the district tries to pass through difficult financial times.
• Teachers vented their frustration at what they consider poor management and lack of support by publicly declaring their lack of confidence in Superintendent Larry Lindberg. Those sentiments were expressed to the school board by the president of the Snoqualmie Education Association.
• Construction of a state fire training center at a site east of North Bend is set to begin following the award of a construction contract for a major portion of the work. Evergreen State Construction of Renton was selected to construct the training center on a 48-acre site.
50 Years Ago
Thursday, April 3, 1958
• The Moose Lodge will cooperate in this year’s “Operation Easter Carlift” by placing an ample number of automobiles and drivers at the disposal of persons who desire transportation to church this Easter Sunday, according to Frank Siefferman, Civic Affairs Chairman of the lodge. He has contacted every clergyman in the area in an effort to determine how many persons will require this free transportation.
• The ball is rolling, and if everybody in the Lower Valley will give it a push, by donating a little money or a lot, Tolt High School band members will be smartly dressed in uniform jackets and caps when Tolt hosts the four-school annual Spring Music Festival on May 9. The goal is $25 jackets and caps. The cost is approximately $25. The Cherry Valley PTA has pledged three outfits, the Valley Men’s Club, four outfits, and Tolt student body, two or more.
• A “Summit Conference’ was held at the State Highway Department at Snoqualmie Pass summit on Friday morning. The Snoqualmie Pass Cross-State Highway Association met with Mr. Pyle, a Yakima District engineer for the highway department, who presented a diagram of a rock slide that occurred the prior October. Pyle, speaking for the highway department, said the state plans to close the pass for 20 working days to remove the slide.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, March 30, 1933
• The “Old Time Party,” sponsored by the board of directors of the Community “Y,” for employees of Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company and their ladies Wednesday evening, was such a success that the committee for a time was astounded at the response to their invitation. Between 350 and 400 persons were present, and to accommodate them, it was necessary to place over 50 card tables where bridge, whist and pinocle were played, and overall prizes awarded
• The merchants and Record are very much pleased with the response of the high school students who have turned in essays on the subject “Buy American, Buy Snoqualmie Valley.” In the contest being sponsored by the Upper Valley business firms who believe in keeping money at home, a number of very good essays were received this week. Day Williams was the lucky winner of first place this week, and Wanda Kelley of Fall City was second.
• A heavy truck transporting a big tank of gasoline, and with another tank on a trailer behind, went off the road just west of North Bend Tuesday night. Harry Snyder and a crew of men with the wrecker had their work cut out for them to get the trailer back on the road.
• Next Tuesday evening, in the new Fall City gymnasium, will be held a Boy Scout court of honor, Al Simonson, Scout executive from Seattle, presiding. Besides the interesting program of scout advancement, Harry Bidlake of Tacoma, formerly Scoutmaster of Snoqualmie Falls Troop No. 1, and several of his former scouts, will present to each of the five troops of the Valley a plaque, on which is to be placed the name of the Boy Scout who has been the greatest inspiration to his troop.