HISTORY CORNER | Sept. 14, 1967 and Sept. 15 1992.

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The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50 and 25 years ago on Thursday, Sept. 14, 1967 and Tuesday, Sept. 15 1992.

50 years ago

Editor: Dan Stebbins

Boy alerts mother to fire

“The wooden 4th Street home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Peters of Langley sustained minor damage Friday in an afternoon fire. The fire, which was quickly extinguished by the Langley Volunteer Fire Department, apparently began on the ground in the rear of the structure. Mrs. Peters said that she had just arrived home from visiting friends in Maxwelton shortly before 1 p.m. when her small son, Larry, began screaming at the rear of the house.

Once at the back of the house, Mrs. Peters saw the flames and rushed to phone the (fire) alarm.”

25 years ago

Editor: Jim Larsen

Workers carve out new golf course

“Massive earthwork started on the new Holmes Harbor Golf Course in late August, with plans for the first ball to fly in one year. The project rebuilds a course built on the western bank of Holmes Harbor in the 1970s.

“The public course is the second in a string of Northwest golf courses built by Golf Northwest, headed by former Seattle SuperSonic Jack Sikma.

“Green fees of $18 are predicted for weekday play and $22 on weekends.”

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