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 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 26, 2014 

Cardboards boxes, willing hearts and friends

Last week I gave you a (try and make you smile) column about making a rough draft of what you are thankful for. Well, after the week I had, the true Thanksgiving list is here and ready for your approval. So here we go. Cardboard boxes can be hard to...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 19, 2014

Almost time to give thanks

With all that is going on in the world and the holidays right around the corner, I thought maybe I would start the preparation for being thankful. Just like a professional baseball player has to go to spring training before the season, and just like...

 
 By John Bury    Opinion    November 12, 2014

Apparently, veterans are low priority

The elections are over, back to business with Congress as they have many unsettled issues in need of attention. The VA scandal is still a priority for Congress to settle. Although the VA has made some progress toward veterans care and benefits improv...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 12, 2014

National Anthem thoughts

I was standing at the Veterans Assembly last week at the high school during the National Anthem and found myself thinking of not only the 30-plus veterans on hand for the event that we were honoring but of other vets that lost their lives giving the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    November 12, 2014

Raiders finish 14th at state tournament

LR Cross Country finished the State B race in 14th place in the team standings out of 16 full teams running at Pasco Nov. 8. With much of the team being new to state, Head Coach Gary Darnold depended...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    November 12, 2014

Three Lady Raiders named to all-league teams

Sean Garvin, Areielle White, and Kammi Rosenbaum were all named to the Central Washington 2B North All League Volleyball squads. Sean Garvin is the only freshman on the First Team. Areielle White is...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 5, 2014

Paying it forward

In the movie “Pay It Forward,” Haley Joel Osment creates an idea to make the world a better place. Help someone, just because they need it, and expect nothing in return. Just tell them to pay it...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    November 5, 2014

LR cross country heads to state with 11 contestants

The Varsity 7 boys of the Raiders Cross Country team are heading to state on Friday after qualifying as the number-three team from the District 5-6 race Saturday in Wenatchee, along with Loryn Moore,...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    November 5, 2014

Lady Raiders finish short of districts

Lady Raider Volleyball missed out on going to the district tournament after losing to Liberty Bell in a tiebreaker match Thursday, three games to one. “This was a particularly hard loss as it was...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    November 5, 2014

Raiders end football season 1-7

Raider football ended the 2014 season with a loss to Soap Lake on Senior Night at Lake Roosevelt, 37-7. LR finished 1-7 overall and 0-5 in Central Washington 2B South League play. "Not the result we...

 
 By Jim Bailey    Opinion    October 29, 2014

Vote down Electric City Proposition No. 1

Voting for a property tax increase for Electric City (E.C.) police protection is one thing, but in effect giving the city government a blank check to determine the type of police services is another. E.C. recently sent a letter to the voters...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 29, 2014

Chats that mean something

I have had the privilege the past few months to have had a couple of chats that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Sometimes in a world of fast paced mayhem and “gotta go” attitudes, a quick...

 
 By Jack Stevenson    Opinion    October 29, 2014

Perspective on Ebola

Some of our national news media and some politicians have sensationalized Ebola. Is that reasonable? We cannot know the future. Ebola may eventually become the Halloween trick of the century, but right now it is not. We are frightened by things we...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 29, 2014

Ladies prepare for tiebreaker

Lady Raider Volleyball will play a tiebreaker match to settle the matter of who is the number-five team in the North tomorrow at Pateros High School. LR will be playing Liberty Bell, who finished...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 29, 2014

Cross country on to district meet

Raider Cross Country finished the regular season Oct. 25 at Liberty Bell, where the boys’ team finished third in the Central Washington District 6 B League Championships. LR had 78 points, while...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 29, 2014

Raiders lose fourth in a row

On a wet night in Kittitas, the Raiders lost their fourth game in a row to the Coyotes by the score of 72-6. “Disappointing performance by the Raiders,” Raider Head Coach Steve Files commented. “We were not competitive against Kittitas.” LR...

 
 By Cindy Jayne    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Everyone made a difference in successful year

All of the members of American Legion Post 157 in Electric City would like to thank everyone who helped to support our annual Summer Yard Sale event, this year. For all of those who donated items, all who came out to buy items, and all of the...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Gems in the Coulee - Cathy Krohn

If you have been around the high school the last few years you know why this lady is a “gem.” If you have not, well let me throw some names at you: Rose Butterfly, Rebecca Hunt, Tiffany Peone, Leland Wellons, Craig Nissen, Kacey Palmer Ankney,...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 22, 2014

Cross country tunes up for league race

Raider Cross Country runners ran their last tune-up race at the Oroville Invitational Oct. 18, when nearly the entire team broke personal records. "Both Girls and Boys ran strong races and are...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 22, 2014

Lady Raiders split week, need help to make district

The Lady Raiders lost at home to the Bridgeport Fillies Oct. 14 in a four-game match that featured many close scores. LR and Bridgeport both made mistakes that allowed the other team to stay in or win games. In the first game of the match, the Fillie...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 22, 2014

Cougars faster than Raiders

White Swan attacked early and often to cruise to a victory over the Raiders at White Swan Oct 17, pushing the score by halftime to 42-0. Lake Roosevelt scored all their points in the fourth quarter. The loss drops LR to a 1-5 overall win-loss record...

 
 By Jon Lane    Opinion    October 15, 2014

Dano involved in community

I have known Garth Dano and his family since they first moved to Moses Lake. I consider Garth one of my very special friends. Garth and his family have been involved in many community activities. They were instrumental in building Neppel Park, have...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 15, 2014

Family, bucks and familiar ground

It is a rare occurrence that four family members can go on an expedition in the sage brush that surrounds us and come out with smiles. Yes, it was opening day for rifle deer season and I was out...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 15, 2014

Ladies snap losing streak

Lady Raider Volleyball split its matches last week. At home Oct. 7, Lake Roosevelt faced a Liberty Bell team they had defeated back in September, but the rematch turned into a Mt. Lion victory 3 games to 1. “It was disappointing to lose to LB in...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 15, 2014

CC boys take second at Omak

Raider boys' cross country had a successful day at Omak Oct. 7, taking second out of seven teams. "The boys team ran very strong, placing second to Cascade while defeating four other schools," Head Co...

 

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