100 YEARS AGO TODAY
November 27, 1912
Two large contracts on the Nisqually power plant project practically closed their history as far as the city council is concerned this morning when that body decided to accept the work of the Nisqually Contract Co. and of Hans Pederson. The Nisqually company’s contract was finished for about $30,000 less than the contract price, but there are about $30,000 in “extras” still in dispute on the Pederson job. The contracts are the first to be accepted on either of the big city projects. 50 YEARS AGO TODAY
November 27, 1962
The chum of a 31/2-year-old boy who had been missing almost 19 hours shortly before 11 a.m. today told sheriff’s officers where he had seen the little boy fall in the water, and the body was recovered shortly afterward. Steve Thompson, 7, of 6435 S. Orchard St., led Sheriff’s Sgt. Dean Vosburg and County Detective Bud Meyer to a spot about 50 feet north of the home of the lost boy, Mark Haggard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Haggard, 6017 S. 64th St.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
November 27, 1987
After being held prisoner on a glacier by one of the worst Himalayan blizzards in half a century, a Washington climber returned home from Nepal last week thousands of dollars in debt, only to find that he had lost seniority at his job because he hadn’t gotten back to work on time. He is Jim Yoder of Leavenworth, formerly of Spanaway. Yoder and his climbing partner, Rob Newsom of Leavenworth, had flown to Nepal in September to try to blaze a new route to the summit of Mount Nuptse, a 25,800-foot peak near Mount Everest. Had they succeeded, they would have been the first Americans to reach the summit of Nuptse and the first of any nationality to have done it by way of the South Pillar route.