25 Years Ago
Thursday, April 28, 1983
• The moment many Snoqualmie residents have long awaited is nearly here. A large crowd is expected to gather Sunday to witness the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.
• Now that the Valley’s new hospital is about to admit its first patients, it’s interesting to see what it takes to open and run a 28-bed hospital. And since it is a public hospital, what services does it offer to the public for the $6.6 million price tag? In the words of hospital administrator administrator Jerry Hawley, the hospital will offer just about anything other hospitals can give.
50 Years Ago
Thursday, May 1, 1958
• The Tolt Volunteer Fire Department answered a call on Monday morning, at guess whose house? That’s right, at the Bob Lawson home. In case you don’t know, Bob Lawson is the fire chief. Bob was away at work, and his wife called the department when the stove and chimney began to overheat. Other firemen responded promptly, but the ribbing must be terrific in the Lawson household about now. Proves it can happen to anyone.
• Educators from both districts, 407 and 410, were in attendance at the all-day reading conference held at the Bellevue Senior High School. Demonstrations in reading and related subjects were conducted on all levels.
• Few people think a thing about lightning, thunder and the damage they can do, until the bolt strikes close to home — and this is exactly what happened on Thursday afternoon in North Bend and vicinity. Main topic of conversation Friday? Lightning, thunder and the damage they do.
75 Years Ago
Thursday, April 27, 1933
• Bill Cook of North Bend was critically injured Monday while at work at Camp 2, when his axe flew out of his hands and struck him on the forehead, inflicting a deep wound. He was rushed to a Seattle hospital Monday and operated upon Tuesday morning by Dr. Swift of Seattle, a noted brain specialist, who was assisted by Dr. Muller of North Bend.
• Wednesday evening of this week seemed to be one of the most popular nights of the year to the members and wives of the Men’s Stag Bridge Club. The 18 winners and their wives dined on fried chicken at the McGrath Hotel in North Bend at the expense of the low score holders, who watched their good appetites with envy.
• Snoqualmie Falls PTA held the annual child clinic at Community Hall on Tuesday. Seventy-five children were examined. Some came from as far away as Hyak.