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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, January 3, 1979

By George and Dianne Wilson

The year 1978 saw the City of Black Diamond with a new mayor, a new librarian and assistant, and the establishment of an independent Community Services Center with a new coordinator.

The city, facing severe financial problems, raised levy rates on the telephone and power companies as well as assessing a B and O tax on all firms doing business here.

February brought a new postmaster, and A.R. Botts celebrated his 90th birthday in March. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, November 21, 2001

By Barbara Nilson

The former home of Luigi and Aurora Pagani at the foot of Merino Street in Black Diamond is being considered as a Historical Landmark by the King County Landmarks and Heritage commission; hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m., at the Black Diamond Community Center. — Photo by Barbara Nilson.

The former home of Luigi and Aurora Pagani at the foot of Merino Street in Black Diamond is being considered as a Historical Landmark by the King County Landmarks and Heritage commission; hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m., at the Black Diamond Community Center. — Photo by Barbara Nilson.

An important hearing to support the establishment of two historical landmarks in the area, the former TaHoMa High School on S.E. 216th Street and the Pagani miner’s home in Black Diamond on Merino Street, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Black Diamond Community Center, 31605 – 3rd Ave., by the King County Landmarks and Heritage Commission. (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, May 11, 1977

Maple Valley’s Seafair Princess — Lori Prinzing

Maple Valley’s Seafair Princess — Lori Prinzing

Lori Jan Prinzing, a Tahoma High School senior, was selected by the Greater Maple Valley Chamber of Commerce last week as this area’s Miss Seafair Princess for 1977.

She will represent Maple Valley throughout Seafair (July 28 through August 7) and will be eligible for selection as regional Miss Seafair at the end of that period.

She will also be honored during Maple Valley Days, including the parade on June 7.

Designated as alternate was Nancy Jo Simmons, also a senior at Tahoma High School. Close runner-ups in the balloting were Susan Treick, Dianne Ticknor, and Lorraine Millet, all Tahoma seniors. (more…)

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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, January 16, 2002

By Jessica Keller

community-centerEmma Becker Sigmund and Everett “Evie” Swann remember playing in the alley behind their Black Diamond houses and going to school together when they were kids.

Years later, after losing contact as adults, Sigmund, 88, and Swann, 81, reunited at a Black Diamond Community Center senior program luncheon and rekindled their friendship. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, August 29, 2006

By Kathleen Kear

“Celebrate Black Diamond History” program

“Celebrate Black Diamond History” program

Rich in history, which dates back to 1884 when the California town of Nortonville moved to the Black Diamond area to mine the highest quality coal found on the West Coast, Black Diamond is celebrating that history during its annual Labor Days festivities this coming weekend Saturday, Sept. 2nd through Monday, Sept. 4th.

New to the list of Labor Day events that begin on Saturday, Sept. 2nd is the Puget Sound Blood Drive that will be held in conjunction with the annual Softball Game this year between the Black Diamond Fire Department and the community, which begins at 10 a.m. Rumor has it that the kids have been practicing quite a bit lately and are looking forward to putting the department’s “fire out!” (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, September [day unknown], 2004

By Barbara Nilson

Labor Day button 2004Cream pies, politicians, and peanuts combined to create a memorable Labor Day weekend with citizen awards and plaques for parade winners. Ninety-one-year old Inez Aden was voted the Lifetime Commitment Award for her years of devotion to the Community Center. She said she had lived in Black Diamond for 91 years and she was shocked by this award.

Labor Day Committee Director Leih Mulvihill was honored as Citizen of the Year for her years of work with the Labor Day for her years of work with the Labor Day event as well as her participation in the Maple Valley Chamber of Commerce, Hooked on Fishing committee, Black Diamond Merchant’s Association, newly elected to the City Planning Commission and other community services. Mulvihill responded with “I love this town!” (more…)

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