Five Years Ago

  • Monday, March 9, 2009 9:00pm
  • News

Five Years Ago

March 17, 2004

The Power of Pets: Frank Goodell gets up just about every morning and takes his 6-year-old, black and white Shih Tzu named Joey for a walk. “I may not walk as much if I didn’t have him,” Goodell said of the recently clipped pup. “He’s friendly. He likes to be petted. He’s good with kids. He’s good with all people.” Goodell, who has had Joey since he was a puppy, gushes about his four-legged companion. Aside from his good friend Ginger Vail, Joey is his best friend. Research has found pets help the elderly overcome the pain of loneliness by supplying companionship and affection.

The White River HIgh School FFA program has put together a string of wins recently including a Logging Rodeo victory March 6 and being named its district’s top agricultural program. The Hornets topped eight other teams, including Enumclaw High at its annual High School FFA Logging Rodeo at the Log Show Grounds in Buckley. The event is hosted by Buckley’s Log Show Committee.

Ten Years Ago

March 17, 1999

An industrial-strength wrecker was needed to pull an Enumclaw School District bus from the muck last week when it became mired along the side of the Green River Gorge Road. It was estimated the bus was tilting at close to a 45-degree angle before the truck arrived.

The Enumclaw Area Chamber of commerce got a second employee on Monday. The position, which had been filled by Joann Saloman, has been vacant since October. Paula Weich of Enumclaw brings a strong graphic design background to her new job.

Twenty-five Years Ago

March 15, 1984

Nancy Hall and Vickie Stull are “unbearably” busy these days. The two are the founders of Niki’s Original Spirits which already has “bear” goods in Alaska, Montana and Oregon not to mention Washington… The “bears” are tiny creatures that adorn necklaces, stickpins, key rings, earrings, and even the rear view mirrors of cars.

Sharon Bazaar won $100 in a contest sponsored by the Retail Trades Association recently. Presenting the check is Bob Green of the Trade Association. The contest was sponsored by the Enumclaw businesses and Mrs. Bazaar dropped off her winning entry at Sunrise Pharmacy. Other winners were Doris Jensen and Robin Lee, $50; and Nathaniel Jarvis, Karen Fasekas, Shirley Ann Meyers, Betty Luke and Lillian Kohan, $20.

Fifty Years Ago

March 19, 1959

Jim Nielsen and Gretchen Allen are Enumclaw’s new ski champions following winning performances at the championship events conducted at the Enumclaw Ski Club at the Cayuse Pass skiing area last Sunday. Neilsen won the men’s combined championship by virtue of taking first place in the slalom event and second in the downhill run. Miss Allen finished first in both the girls’ downhill and slalom races.

Announcement was made this week of the purchase of the V. and J. Upholstery Company at 1749 Cole Street by Wilbur Michael. Lloyd Chapman, with many years of experience in the upholstery business, will be in charge of the auto and furniture upholstery business for the new owner. Michael is the owner of the Glass Supply Company which has occupied quarters at the same address for more than a year. Michael’s purchase of the business, which has been conducted by John Stilwell, expands the services offered in auto, commercial and residential glass to include furniture and auto upholstering.

Seventy-five Years Ago

March 23, 1934

Thelma Collins was voted Enumclaw’s most popular girl, with Genevieve Habenicht a close second in the second big annual cole Street Day celebration. Thelma is known as an important cog in that well-known local merchandising company emporium, Jensen and Company. Other contestants receiving numerous votes were Irene Burdette, Lila Shaw and Alice Jensen.

As a fitting climax to one of the finest individual athletic records in the history of Enumclaw High School, Robert Campbell was last week named by vote of his teammates to the honorary captaincy of the 1934 Tiger Basketball varsity which just closed its season. A four-year letterman in the cage sport, winner of the three letter awards on the gridiron, he has been an outstanding athlete throughout the entirety of his four years. He was awarded the 1933 inspirational trophy at the close of football season last fall.

The main road topic for the Tuesday discussion by the Enumclaw Good Roads Association will be the possibility of the construction of the road from Enumclaw to Cumberland, which would be an extension of Cole Street.

More in News

Bonney Lake’s Chief For A Day officially sworn in

Rory Thayse was diagnosed with leukemia during the last winter holiday season, but six months of intensive treatment look to have been successful so far.

‘I never worried about his heart’

A Bonney Lake family is raising awareness of the prevalent dangers of sudden cardiac arrest in the military.

Drivers take notice: busy bridge near Buckley will close for four weeks

The 82-year-old span on state Route 162 (also identified as Pioneer Way) will be shut down from 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

Sumner School District teachers, staff talk about strike

The beginning of the school year is right around the corner, but teachers, bus drivers and nutrition workers are discussing what pay raises they deserve, and whether or not to go on strike.

Are smokey summers the new normal? | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Smoke from wildfires has made our summers more and more complicated.

King County bans solitary confinement of juveniles

Policy shift comes as part of a settlement in response to a 2017 lawsuit

Next State Parks ‘free day’ is Aug. 25 | Washington State Parks

“The National Park Service is celebrating its birthday this year as ‘something new for 102,” said Don Hoch, Director of Washington State Parks.

Levy money to aid senior programs in Enumclaw, Black Diamond | King County

By 2040, more than a quarter of King County’s population will be seniors. Healthy lifestyles and social engagement are keys to living long and living well.

Rabid bats found on Auburn sidewalk | Public Health Insider

Any person or animal that touched or had contact with the bats or its saliva could be at risk of getting rabies, which is almost always fatal once symptoms begin.

Most Read