April 8, 1943: Lions Install Pick-up Station — The Anacortes Lions has recently installed a Pick-up Station on Commercial avenue between Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets, for the benefit of all service men in this area. The Lions urge all motorists to give the boys a lift. While the Lions’ principal activity is in furnishing needy children with glasses and in the conservation of sight, they are now actively engaged in furthering the war effort in every possible way. To remind the boys from town that they are remembered by the folks at home, the Lions will soon inaugurate a ‘Smokes for the Yanks’ program which will send cigarettes, etc., to all service men from Anacortes. Watch for these containers around town and when buying for yourself, buy a smoke for a boy in the service from Anacortes.
March 26, 1953: A Big Slice — George Fayette, employee of Morrison mill, stands beside one of the largest logs ever brought through the local lumber plant. The whopping big log measured almost 12 feet in diameter and was part of a tree cut near Forks, Washington. The whole tree contained more than 50,000 feet of usable lumber, enough timber to build 10 average houses. In the above picture a slice 18-inches thick is being taken from the end of the log. The slice will be taken from the water and used as an advertising display for the Brown Lumber company. The log had to be split with dynamite before it could be run through the saws at the local plant.
March 18, 1963 (American Bulletin): Fifty-mile medalists — Anacortes’ four 50 milers, Patty Welch, Bob LaRue, Susan Beacham and David Fraser, proudly pin on the physical fitness medals awarded by the Amos Alonzo Stagg Foundation to those completing the ‘big hike.’ All four completed the trek during the height of the walking craze that has since disappeared into limbo along with the flag-pole sitting, phone-booth crowding and hula-hoop fads of earlier years. The bronzed and be-ribboned medals were presented to the ‘fit’ young Anacortesans by the Herald-American Friday afternoon.
March 16, 1983: Yuk! — Say Yuk to unused prescription drugs and other potential poisons. That’s the message from Anacortes Mayor Jim Rice (left) and Lon Rydberg, general manager of Thrifty Mart Drug. During Poison Prevention Week March 21-26, the Anacortes store will mount ‘an aggressive campaign’ to help prevent accidental poisonings, Rydberg said. Free ‘Mr. Yuk’ stickers and first aid poison information will be available at the store. Also, the store will pay five cents for each prescription drug bottle or container turned in during the week, he said. That’s intended to help ‘clean out the medicine chest of unneeded or unused drugs to prevent accidental ingestion,’ Rydberg said.
March 6, 1963: Attend Legislative Session — Two Anacortesans who are now students at Western Washington State College are pictured on the floor of the House of Representatives during a recent tour of the legislature. They are, left to right, Kent Ashworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ashworth, and Ken Moore, son of the Leonard Moores. They are learning legislative procedure from Vicki Ulin, page from Clallam county — which looks like about the easiest way possible.
Feb. 15 1923: Fourteen of Twenty Anacortes Scouts Who Are Sworn in As Deputy Game Wardens — Top row, left to right — Dan Sullivan, Harry Graham, Frank Graham, James Schafer, Fred Cartwright, John Soles, Joe Griffin, George Morin, Winston Thomas. Bottom row, seated — Sheridan Okerland, Nesteth Okerland, George Roe, Jack Houston, Theodore Bushaw. (…twenty Anacortes Boy Scouts took the oath and were sworn in as junior game wardens by Judge Augustus Brawley, superior court judge, of Mt. Vernon. These scouts are to render special service, without compensation, and shall strive in every way to preserve and protect all game and game fish.)