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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, December 14, 1977

By R. Dianne Wilson

Here part of the crew at “The Black Diamond” greets customers through window artwork created by Mary Collier. – Bob Gerbing photo.

Here part of the crew at “The Black Diamond” greets customers through window artwork created by Mary Collier. – Bob Gerbing photo.

That Christmas is coming to Black Diamond was very much evidenced by a visit, last week, to the city’s branch of the First National Bank of Enumclaw. Windows were painted, wreaths adorned the walls, and the bank staff was busily trimming the Christmas tree with decorations made by each of the classes at Black Diamond Elementary School. There were even a few “ho, ho, ho’s.”

The festivities were perfectly in keeping with the spirit of warmth and friendliness exhibited year round in the bank. The captain of this happy crew is Dave Miller, bank manager since May of this year. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, December 6, 1978

Willard and Hortense Steward were gracious and happy hosts at Willard’s 90th birthday Open House November 26.

Willard and Hortense Steward were gracious and happy hosts at Willard’s 90th birthday Open House November 26.

Over 100 friends, nurserymen, and relatives attended the Open House November 26 at 23419 Dorre Don Way S.E. in honor of Willard M. Steward’s 90th birthday. Many of those invited had been totally unaware that this vigorous energetic man was 90 years old!

“Many a person of 60 could well envy strength, enthusiasm, and vitality like that!” one guest was heard to say.

The Open House was given by Mr. and Mrs. Alan Reed of Renton, assisted by Mrs. Leroy Willie of Olympia. Mr. Reed and Mrs. Willie are the Stewards’ son and daughter. Steward and Hortense, his wife, greeted and exchanged reminiscences with all their guests. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, November 9, 1977

JoAnn Himmelman, above, is seen among a few of the many bolts of fabric in her beautiful new Cedar River Fabrics store at Wilderness Village Shopping Center.

JoAnn Himmelman, above, is seen among a few of the many bolts of fabric in her beautiful new Cedar River Fabrics store at Wilderness Village Shopping Center.

A long-felt need in Maple Valley for a local fabric store will from now on be met by JoAnn Himmelman, sole owner of Cedar River Fabrics, which had its grand opening last week in the new Wilderness Village building at 22126 S.E. 237th.

Miss Himmelman says her ambition is to carry in her store things that people want and need and things that people like and use. Her well-stocked tables and counters are loaded with, among others, bolts of polyester knits, cotton knits, denims, and prints.

“I’m not specializing in any one particular fabric,” Miss Himmelman says. “We carry a little bit of everything—bridal laces in different designs, some imported from France. We carry Metrosene thread, Wrights’ tapes, quite a selection of buttons, Butterick and Simplicity patterns, pins, trims, ribbons—quite a full line of notions—and imported ‘Fiskars’ scissors for both sewing and other household tasks.” (more…)

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Originally published in the Globe News, October 31, 1973

By our county news bureau

A proposed Black Diamond-Lake Sawyer interceptor would start at the west city limits, extend north past the western shores of Lake Sawyer, turn west of 272 St. SE and extend to Timberlane at the Covington Pump Station where it would join the existing Cascade Sewer System force main extending into Kent. The city of Black Diamond, the Lake Sawyer, Lake Wilderness and Pipe Lake areas would be required to provide local sewerage collection before connecting to the main interceptor.

A proposed Black Diamond-Lake Sawyer interceptor would start at the west city limits, extend north past the western shores of Lake Sawyer, turn west of 272 St. SE and extend to Timberlane at the Covington Pump Station where it would join the existing Cascade Sewer System force main extending into Kent. The City of Black Diamond, the Lake Sawyer, Lake Wilderness and Pipe Lake areas would be required to provide local sewerage collection before connecting to the main interceptor.

A sewerage system planned but dropped three or four years ago is once more underway, county officials announced this week.

The area to be served by the projected $1 million system is east of Auburn at Black Diamond, Lake Morton, and Lake Sawyer, where pollution problems have been increasing due to inadequate septic tank drain fields and growing population pressures. (more…)

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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, 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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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, September 9, 2014

By Bill Kombol

Lake Sawyer log dump, 1928. Courtesy of University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, C. Kinsey No. 1684

Lake Sawyer log dump, 1928

This photo by Clark Kinsey shows one of the log dumps of the Lake Sawyer Mill Company, circa 1928. This log dump facility was located on the west shore of Lake Sawyer at the current site of the Sunrise Lake Sawyer Resort. This old log dump is now a short peninsula at the resort which juts out into the lake. (more…)

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