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Five Years Ago

February 11, 2004

The message to the Enumclaw School Board came through loud and clear: Residents are not likely to support a new elementary school on property north of town near Thunder Mountain Middle School.

The Carbonado School District kept its streak of successfully passed levies and bonds alive last week when voters in the tiny community gave overwhelming support for a four-year maintenance and operation levy that will keep the kindergarten-through -eighth-grade school humming at its current level.

Rich Dirk wants to be known a the local guy who brews beer. He is the owner of Elk Head Brewing Company, located at 28120 state Route 410 in the Buckley Business Park. He opened for business Jan. 28

Plateau residents craving a juicy T-bone steak have one more option since Olson’s Meats and Smokehouse in Enumclaw has added a retail counter to its many amenities. For nearly four decades the business, under different owners and names, has been meeting the Plateau’s needs for custom cutting and wrapping, locker beef, freezer packs and custom smoking at its location west of the Enumclaw Sales Pavilion on state Route 164.

Ten Years Ago

February 10, 1999

King County’s plans for a trail here took a big step forward last month when it prevailed in federal court in a legal battle with local landowners over ownership of abandoned railroad land that lies just outside city limits.

Community Memorial Hospital is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a Feb. 27 party for every baby ever born there.

Twenty-five Years Ago

February 9, 1984

Margaret Phillips was named citizen of the year by the Enum-claw Rotary Club at its meeting last Thursday. Mrs. Phillips was honored for her many services in the community including visiting of shut-ins.

A 19-month drug investigation headed by Black Diamond police came to a climax last week as 14 people were charged in connection with the delivery and sale of more than $1.2 million worth of marijuana.

Sheets Road residents in Buckley have a safer street in front of their homes, thanks to action by city officials. The city has posted weight limit signs that prevent gravel trucks hired by Weyerhaeuser to travel on the road. The move came because the company has refused to make improvements demanded by the city.

White River’s Hornets went into overdrive Friday to meet the Eatonville Cruisers head on and capture a 61-51 victory and keep their Nisqually playoff hopes alive.

Fifty Years Ago

February 12, 1959

On this Feb. 12, as has been his annual custom since he was a mere youth, Ben “Dad” Trimble will offer up a silent prayer of thanks to God for having given Abraham Lincoln to the world. Mr. Trimble, who for the past year has lived with friends at 10005 Sixteenth Avenue N.E., Kirkland, and who will be 108 years old on May 10, jokingly tells his friends who drop in for a chat that he is “going on 200.”

It’s a $50 dollar smile on the face of Mrs. Ben Blair, Enumclaw housewife, and first winner of the “Lucky Shopper” contest. Mrs. Blair was at the right place – the Enumclaw Food Center – at the right time – 3:32 p.m. Saturday – to get the first of the weekly awards to be made to some lucky shopper.

Seventy-five Years Ago

February 16, 1934

Hans Sands and Bill Forler are opening their new fireproof, white stucco station at the corner of Griffin Avenue and Porter Street Saturday morning.

Twenty-five members of the Young Men’s Business Club enjoyed a trip to Seattle through the new Horluck’s Brewery.

Enumclaw golfers are in paradise as the winter season continues to be very mild and with the Enumclaw golf course now open for winter play. Manager Frank Muchlinski invites everyone out.

The 36th annual meeting of the Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company will be held Feb. 17 in the Danish Hall.

The Sharon Tougaw family moved last week from the Naylor house on Harding Street to the D.W. Gossard house located on Lafromboise Street.