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. 8, 1990
• Shawn Thornton and Jeff Groshell from Mount Si High School’s boys golf team and Julie Gentili, Jena Perdue and Karen Perdue from the girls team have qualified for the state tournament next spring.
• Many people in the Valley remember Maude Woods from her days as the Valley Record’s columnist for Snoqualmie and North Bend, for nearly 20 years. But how many know that this lady, who will celebrate her 97th birthday next month, lived in the former home of Chief Ouray of the Utes from 1901 to 1911? Steven Baker, a researcher from Montrose, Colo., journeyed to North Bend recently to interview Woods, the only living link with the former homesite of an important Indian chief out of history.
• The central area of downtown Fall City will have sewers, and growth not possible without sewers, by the summer of 1993 if current timelines are realized. A sewer system in the town of 1,600 is seen as a necessity by the citizens’ committee that has worked with King County on the plan for the past year. However, it is a pretty expensive proposition for all parties, $3.5 million.
Thursday, Nov. 11, 1965
• A chain saw, a silver bar and chain, a small quantity of copper wiring and a four-month-old Begian Shepherd dog were stolen from an open shed on the Douglas R. Fries property, Route 1, Fall City, some time during the daytime hours on Nov. 7. The King County Sheriff’s office said Fries estimated the loss at $350.
• Mayor Roy Anderson asked Ed Opstad, town clerk, to investigate the cost of new iron street signs and posts for Snoqualmie. The mayor asked that a report of the number needed, along with the cost, be made at the December meeting of the town council.