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Originally published in The Seattle Sunday Times, October 19, 1952

Seattle Sunday Times, October 19, 1952The view of Maple Valley in autumn depicted on Page 1 of this Magazine Section appealed to Parker McAllister, Times staff artist, as most appropriate for inclusion in his series of rural scenes in the Puget Sound country. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, October 18, 1978

By George and Dianne Wilson

Black Diamond’s Community Service center team—they spread rays of hope and comfort. Front row: Evelyn Gronemeyer, Lee Lombardini; back row, Nonie Coby, Jan Glasscock. –Voice photo by Bob Gerbing.

Black Diamond’s Community Service center team—they spread rays of hope and comfort. Front row: Evelyn Gronemeyer, Lee Lombardini; back row, Nonie Coby, Jan Glasscock. –Voice photo by Bob Gerbing.

It’s official—the Black Diamond Community Service Center has a new coordinator. Jan Glasscock, who has served the center as outreach worker for the past 11 months, has been hired to fill the post through next April.

The selection is most appropriate as Jan is fully aware of the needs of the community and is dedicated to meeting those needs as well as is possible.

During the next seven months, she will attempt to initiate new programs, coordinate and meet the needs of the community, and carry on the center’s crisis, alcohol, and family problem counseling. Jan can also make referrals.

She will get a lot of support from Nonie Coby, Lee Lombardini, Mary Anne Lind, and Rose Murdock. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, October 4, 1978

Residents and neighbors of the Selleck-Kangley community in southwestern King County are calling a Townhall Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. in the Selleck schoolhouse to “deal themselves into the dispute over the Selleck water system,” according to conveners of the meeting.

At the conclusion of the meeting a vote will be taken to register the consensus of the community.

Owners of the Selleck water system have been ordered by the King County Superior Court to carry out 28 directives of the King County Health Department. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, October 4, 1919

Hall at Newcastle’s Uniontown—Morganville’s sister “city”—which was constructed during the coal miners’ lockout in 1922. The road fronting the building is May Creek Park Dr, the road described in this article, near its junction with the Renton-Newcastle Rd—now known as Coal Creek Parkway.

Hall at Newcastle’s Uniontown—Morganville’s sister “city”—which was constructed during the coal miners’ lockout in 1922. The road in the foreground is May Creek Park Dr, the road described in this article, near its junction with the Renton-Newcastle Rd—now known as Coal Creek Parkway.

After a fight with the Board of County Commissioners that has lasted twelve years, the residents of Bartram Junction, three miles northeast of Renton on the Newcastle branch of the Pacific Coast Railroad, are to have a road outlet to the highways of the county.

The county board yesterday received from the State Public Service Commission permission to construct a temporary grade crossing over the railroad and Commissioner Thomas Dobson of the North District said today that one-half of the one-mile road from the Newcastle highway to Bartram will he constructed this year and that it will be finished next spring at an approximate cost of $2,500. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, October 2, 1969

Maple Valley firemen will seek voter approval of a $65,000 bond issue on the Nov. 4 ballot, spokesmen announced this week.

The measure would allow for improvements and additional equipment at the Maple Valley and Ravensdale stations.

At the Maple Valley site a parking lot would be constructed and on the site of the old laundromat a new truck depot would be built for still another improvement—a completely equipped rescue vehicle. (more…)

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Originally published in the Enumclaw Herald, September 12, 1913

starwich_1910Because J.M. Pott, a surveyor of Tacoma, had located the new incorporation of Ravensdale on range 7 E, instead of range 6 E, where it actually is, the town finds itself in a pretty tangle and faces the necessity of unscrambling itself municipally.

About a month ago the citizens incorporated as a municipality of the 4th class. The mayor and other officials took office and Matt Starwich, a deputy sheriff, opened a saloon in a tent.

Now, since the discovery of the dreadful mistake has been made, Matt must close his saloon and Ravensdale must consider itself re-attached to the unorganized territory of King County.

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, August 23, 1978

Long-sought water for Wilderness Village comes nearer everyday as men and heavy equipment dig through the earth and bury the pipe which will connect to the Seattle Water Department pipeline northeast of the Village. The ditch shown above will lead pipe under the Maple Valley Highway.

Long-sought water for Wilderness Village comes nearer everyday as men and heavy equipment dig through the earth and bury the pipe which will connect to the Seattle Water Department pipeline northeast of the Village. The ditch shown above will lead pipe under the Maple Valley Highway.

Any last doubts about Wilderness Village Shopping Center receiving its long-sought public water were dispelled last week as men and equipment moved in to begin the job.

Only one hole in the ground was visible as of last Thursday on the east side of Highway 169 at the Witte Road intersection. That’s near the planned beginning of the tap-in to the City of Seattle Pipeline. The actual connection will be made at the gravel pit, according to Bob Sloboden, manager of Water District 108.

Drilling is now in progress under lie highway, Sloboden added. Before long the pipe, now stacked at various locations around the shopping center, will be placed in the ground, beginning on Witte Road behind the Sea-First Bank. The pipe will proceed to the library only. The proposed professional center near the library is not receiving water at this time, Sloboden said.

“We’re getting the new line in little by little,” Sloboden said. “The contractor should be finished and the water should be flowing around the middle of September.” (more…)

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