Five Years Ago
February 25, 2004
There were no fancy cartwheels, no jumping for joy, no fist pumping – just a smooth, confident, infectious smile from Enumclaw HIgh School senior Jake Gonzales as he won the Class 4A state 119-pound wrestling title Saturday night in the Tacoma Dome.
Dustin Haukenberry jumped to a 2-1 lead in the opening period of the Class 3A state 171-pound wrestling championship Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome and never looked back. The White River High School junior methodically hammered away at Ferndale’ Cody Leifheit until he had built a 15-3 win and secured his second-straight title.
Ten Years Ago
February 24, 1999
As of April 1 Enumclaw and Buckley no longer will have Medalia Healthcare medical clinics. The two medical clinics aren’t leaving, they’re part of a reorganization that will align them with the Franciscan Health System.
The bowling alley is now a church. Members of the Enumclaw Evangelical Free Church put the finishing touches on the former Enumclaw Lanes building late last year, and church services were held for the first time in the building in December.
Twenty-five Years Ago
February 23, 1984
Julia Grady may not be the most celebrated woman in Black Diamond, but she has certainly had one of the most rewarding lives of anyone living in that community. Last Thursday, Mrs. Grady observed her 95th birthday at the home of her daughter Olga Petchnick and reminisced about her nearly century of living.
Mike Dowling and Ron Miller, each from Enumclaw High School, have been named to participate in the state high school All State Football Game slated for Saturday, August 4 at Everett High School. Dowling was the Seamount League representative at defensive back. Miller, who coached the Hornets to the Seamount title, was chosen as one of the West squad coaches for the game. Some 66 seniors were chosen to the East and West squads. Dowling will play on the West squad. Miller said being picked as a coach was “a great honor for me and Mike. It’s an honor deserved by the guys who played and the assistant coaches.” Dowling said it “could have been anyone of my teammates. We’re a team not a bunch of superstars.”
Fifty Years Ago
February 26, 1959
The Enumclaw High School Hornets earned a berth in the State Class “A” tournament Saturday night at Bainbridge with a stunning 51 to 40 victory over a North Kitsap team which had been rated number three in the state. Enumclaw will play Sumner on Saturday, Feb. 28, to decide the first and second places in the district tourney.
Jack Haines was surprised on February 16 when a cake studded with 40 candles was placed in front of him. The candles were symbolic of the 40 years Haines has been a member of the local American Legion post. By a coincidence February 16 was also Haines’ birthday anniversary. The surprise came during a joint meeting of the Legion and Auxiliary held at the Danish Hall.
Seventy-five Years Ago
March 2, 1934
A party was given last Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Prest honoring the birthdays of Mrs. Fred Wallace and Mrs. Carl Sandell. Couples attending were Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Smith, Harry Stevens, Hogn Peterson Tony Hilmer, Fred Wallace, Sam Prests, Carl Sandell and Mrs. Hilda Nielsen.
Clyde Eaton, accompanied by his mother, sister and a couple of friends, motored to Belfair Saturday where they visited the James Eaton family an Joe Gulan over the week end.
Hearkening back to the days when this community was just a wilderness, Tom Smith entertained the Kiwanis Wednesday with a half-hour talk of reminiscences. Starting with a word picture of the landing of his family, Tom carried his listeners on a trip up through the White River valley and then over the hill to what eventually became the homestead of his family.
The Sax family has moved from the Yerxa apartments to the H.Z. Smith house on Wells Street.