Tuesday, March 30, 2010

30th Reunion Photos

Cindy Bueler and Leslie Welch Wills

Fred Pearl, Jackie Schweigert Swoboda, Karen Dawson Bushnell, Dr. Jerry Bushnell

Craig Hansen and Kris Johnson Hansen

Keith Olson and Leslie Welch Wills

Lynn Taylor, Loren Lyon, Jackie Schweigert Swoboda

Chuck Swoboda, Kathi Prater Taylor, Kris Johnson Hansen, Jane Rowe Stimson

Mike George, Dan Parker, Paul Moon

Photos from the 30th Class Reunion, courtesy Chuck Swoboda and Melody Dana

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tribune Articles about Homecoming

Homecoming Committee: Co-Chairs Scott Gillies and Jackie Scheweigert, Lori Martina, Lorrie Schweigert, Melody Dana, Cathy Spada, Cookie Heirman, Pennee Palmer, Cathy Cline, Kathy Davis, Karen Dawson, Zoe Ingalls

Homecoming Candidates: Carrie Kendall, Denise Raines, Jackie Schweigert, Debbie Wright, Leslie Welch, Lynn Taylor, Pam Christopher, Ruby LeMaster, Karen Lewis, Kathy Lewis, Gail Gammon, Debbie Bachart

Queens Kathy Lewis and Karen Lewis

Homecoming Court: Debbie Bachart, Leslie Welch, Pam Christopher

Articles from the Snohomish Tribune, scans courtesy Chuck Swoboda

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Hub Closes

From Keith Olson: Bad news. The Hub has gone the way of Herfy's, closing on Sunday after a 50-year run. Another Snohomish institution lost. Sad. Had my last Panther Burger on Friday, lunching at the Hub with Joe Thaut and the DeBellis brothers. Like that line in Pulp Fiction, I can only say, "That's one tasty burger." Almost ordered a Diet Coke to go with it, then thought, why bother. Washed it down with a straight Coke and had fries too, although I didn't finish all those. No way I could ever have challenged Howard Anderson's record of five PB's in 50 minutes. I think Panther Burgers went for $1 back then. Those were the days.

Here's an article that appeared in The Herald last month, about a possible sale of The Hub. Unfortunately, it didn't sell, and is now closed.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tribune Photo, Jr. High Wrestling, 1966.

Front row: ?,?, Joe Yaskus, Jack Barker?, Mike Carr, Lee Jensen, Harry Renken, Joe Stevens.
Second Row: Steve Rice, Mike Bates, Kim Powers, Mark Marzolf, Don Warner, Henry Vandevanter, Jerry Turk, Jay Anderson.

In the back, unsuited among the others: Pat Keaton, Kurt Thompson, Paul Toivanen, Rod Reed. And the coaches.

If anyone can identify anyone else in the picture, please let me know.

Photo courtesy Harry Renken

Friday, March 12, 2010

Harry Renken's Woodchoppers

From Harry Renken: Well, gee, at the risk of looking egotistical, here's what I'm pretty proud of: Woodchoppers. I have built numerous fullsize choppers. Some I sold. Some were presents. Some are tributes to fallen bikers. Some have been in newspapers,magazines,taverns,bars,art gallerys,bike shows and numerous parades. It's just a hobby for me but I'm proud of every one of them and wished I could have kept them all. There is one on display on the Menzel lake road 4 miles south of Granite Falls going towards Lake Roesiger. There is one on the wall in the Spar Tree tavern in Granite falls. There is one on the roof of the Stump bar and grill in Arlington. But I do have 2 real Harleys in my garage. They're plum purdy.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wallace (Quackenbush), Randy

I live near Black Diamond Washington. I was a touring musician from 1971 until 1990 when I started working for Nordstrom. I was there until 2006.

I am married and have 2 daughters, Chloe' is a Music Education Major at University of Puget Sound and Eden is in 10th. grade at Bellarmine Prep. in Tacoma.

I also had a son Creed who was born in 1975 and was killed in a car accident in 1993.

Presently I am playing music Full time and doing non profit work in Christian Camping for Kids.

“THE COLLECTIVE” is a highly versatile group that plays special events and corporate functions with one goal in mind: Client Satisfaction! The group generally performs as a trio but is able to easily modify its format for any venue, drawing from a "collective" of musicians -- from duo, trio, dance/vocal band, to a variety act with full horn section -- to suit your entertainment needs. This highly-skilled and sought-after group of musicians has been providing a unique musical experience in the Northwest since 1993. The core members of “THE COLLECTIVE” are: W. Michael Jaap, Garey Williams, and Randall Wallace. These musicians have each performed with countless national artists throughout the United States and internationally as well.

Randall Wallace - Highly acclaimed guitarist, providing a stylistic approach to all genres of music. Randall's professional career has spanned three decades, working with regional and national artists in virtually every musical style. Randall has performed with such greats as Albert Collins, Ramsey Lewis, Jose Feliciano, Dionne Warwick, Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers, Buddy Miles and more. Randall's signature guitar style is classic and effortless, giving each genre of music the precise musical "touch".

W. Michael Jaap - International performing artist, across all genres and venues. Expert proficiency in piano, synthesizer, Hammond and Pipe organ, vocals, drums, percussion, bass guitar, harmonica, trombone, computer synthesis, PLUS both studio and live engineering. Professionally, Michael has done it all, from opening for likes of Albert Collins, Deep Purple, Tower of Power, The Pointer Sisters, Lou Rawls, Ray Charles, Rod Stewart, Aaron Neville, George Benson to sharing the same stage with James Brown, B.B. King, Diane Shurr, The Temptations, Rich Dangel, Bud Shank, Stanley Turrentine, Bochinche, and Ernie Watts, just to name a few. Michael's recording credits are as impressive as his live performances. Three of his favorites are: "Perfectly Korla," Korla Wygal, “Got No One”, Jade Williams, and "C'est Si Bon," Neil Andersson. Michael has also composed, produced, and arranged various projects for film and other mediums.

Garey Williams - A world-class drummer and uniquely gifted educator. With over thirty years playing experience, Garey has received attention from international publications and well known drummers. Percussive Notes said: “Williams sounds like a combination of Vinnie Colaiuta and Peter Erskine.” Modern Drummer said: "Garey Williams displays a beautiful touch and emotion in his drumming...possesses noteworthy chops..." With a graduate background in Drumset, Percussion Performance and Jazz Studies at Central Washington University, drummer Williams has been a fixture in the Northwest scene, having performed with such musicians as Diana Krall, Kristin Korb, Bud Shank, Barney McClure, Howard Roberts, Joe Williams, Bill Watrous, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton, Milt Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie and others. Garey has produced and recorded two solo CDs and is featured on numerous regional and national recordings.

Randy (Quackenbush) Wallace

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Snohomish Tribune- Track Articles about Chuck Swoboda

Snohomish Tribune articles about Chuck Swoboda

courtesy Chuck Swoboda

Monday, March 1, 2010

Silverbow Honey Little League Team- 1963

Silverbow Honey Little League Team 1963

Front Row: Mike Bosch, Bruce Carrick, Jerry Houck, Don Boyd, Don Sterley,Tim Stevens, Harry Renken
Back Row: , Jerry Salvadelena, ?, Dick Harrington, Kai Lindblom, Steve Harrington, Rick Woods, Mark Stobb, Swede Johnson, ?

If you can identify any of the others, please let me know.

Photo and article courtesy Harry Renken