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10 Years Ago 1997
Honoring the recent successes of Arlington High Schools fall athletics teams, the Arlington City Council proclaimed the week of December 14-19, 1997, as Arlington High School Sports Week. The honor was presented to various representatives of the Arlington sports programs at Mondays City Council meeting. Arlington Mayor Bob Kraski acknowledged that Arlington sports teams have been a source of pride over the years for the community, excelling with honor and pride in interscholastic events. Awards received by this falls teams included: Cross country girls team won Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Outstanding Academic Award, Boys tennis won the WIAA Academic Team Award; Football won the WESCO North Division for the first time since 1982; Volleyball team placed two on the WESCO all-opponent team; and Girls soccer placed first in the WESCO North Division and second overall in WESCO North/South.
25 Years Ago 1982
Theres something about male hairstyles that prompts strenuous discussions, sincere sermons and an occasional fist fight. The country still hasnt recovered from the trauma 15 years ago when the Beatles flew into New York and unloaded long hair on an unsuspecting older generation. Now, along comes the Mohawk to shake us out of our complacency. Four wrestlers at Arlington High are sporting this new look, reminiscent of a row of wheat growing across a bald hillside. The four are Dave Hershaw, his brother Dan Hershaw, Andy Masson and Curt Low. Strange looks and repetitious questions are their lot. I set a goal for myself, said Dan Hershaw, a junior facing his third year on the Varsity wrestling team. This haircut is one of the things I felt I had to do to commit myself to improve my wrestling. Arlingtons hedgetop four arent the first local sportsmen to shear their hair for team spirit. Most of the Sedro-Woolley football team started the season with crew-cuts, but the sacrifice didnt seem to improve their record.
50 Years Ago 1957
Robert Barnard of Darrington was the winner of a prize from OK Rubber Welders, last weeks Mystery Farm sponsors, his name being drawn from six correct entries naming the Gerrit Terhorst farm on R. 5, Arlington. Gerrit Terhorst sailed from the Netherlands at the age of 16, in the company of his parents, three brothers and a sister. His family left the textile factories of the Dutch city of Enshede. The family originally immigrated to Canada, but four of the youngsters took permanent residence in the U.S. The Gerrit Terhorst farm is one of the historic pioneer farms along the upper Stillaguamish, east of Arlington. It was homesteaded by Tom Moran and passed into the hands of Joe Barney. In 1934, Terhorst moved onto the farm and three years later purchased it. He built most of the buildings, remodeled the house and put in a modern water system. John Terhorst operates the farm with his father, being the only boy of six children, the others being Winnie, Jane, Helen, Carry and Mary.