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Most of us are just strangers to Maple Valley; Petersen sisters have been here for 80 years!

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, February 11, 1977

By Diana Kalanquin

Ellen and Anna Petersen have lived in Maple Valley for 80 years—all their lives. 1,084 more words


Heavy Rains Cause Flooding, Landslides

SEATTLE (AP) – Heavy rains have led to flooding, mud slides, power outages and the closure of mountain passes across Washington state.

A landslide destroyed a home in Maple Valley. 89 more words


Repair of bridges will cost $60,000

Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, January 27, 1918

Report on flood damage made to King County commissioners by Engineer Humes

It will cost $60,000 to repair damage done to the bridges of King County by the recent two floods, County Engineer… 200 more words


Conversion of community club as area center ‘one way to go’

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, January 26, 1977

The perennial question of where to build a community center in Maple Valley has returned to plague everyone concerned now that the main problem of funding has apparently been solved. 344 more words


New postmistress will take charge first of February

Originally published in the Maplevalley Messenger, January 25, 1923

Sylvia G. Webb appointed to postmastership here—office now being rushed to completion

Mrs. Sylvia G. Webb… 116 more words


Bigfoot Logging Co. in Cedar watershed described by reader

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, January 19, 1976

Editor, the Voice:
When I was associated with the Cedar River Watershed, I covered almost every square foot of it by car, truck, plane, snowshoes, skis, and by foot. 455 more words


Close friendship spans decades for pair of Black Diamond seniors

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

By Jessica Keller

Emma 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. 527 more words