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Articles from the November 22, 2017 edition

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Court orders $139k restitution from former clerk

An Electric City woman was ordered by Grant County Superior Court Monday to repay nearly $139,000, for unauthorized personal payments to herself while a clerk for Grant County Mosquito Control District 2. The repayment is to be made to Enduris...

 

Electric City expects $1 million in improvements

Electric City has received word that it was awarded a $735,000 grant for major street repair. The grant requires a 5-percent match of nearly $37,000. City Clerk Russell Powers said the state Transportation Improvement Board grant will enable the...

 

Mayor-elect talks about the road ahead

Larry Price, in the process of planning his term as mayor of Coulee Dam, emphasizes the need to bring people together. “People in the town have been battling each other, and we need to come together,” Price stated in an interview last week. Not...

 

Cups overflowing

Shoppers place their penny bids in cups at the Penny Auction Saturday, a fund raiser for the class of 2018 at Lake Roosevelt High School. With 170 donated items, the class of 45 seniors profited...

 

Newsbriefs

Newspaper office closes for holiday The Star office will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving, plus Friday. Garbage more costly Garbage rates are going up in Electric City on Jan. 1, 2018. The good news is, not very much. If you use a 65-gallon...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 22, 2017

Local organizations help the needy

The spirit of giving can be found in different areas of our community. Just a few examples include giving presents to children in poverty, food to the hungry, coats and winter clothes to children in...

 

Ambulance service offering EMR course

Classes will be held soon to develop badly needed emergency medical responders to bolster ambulance services. The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department has scheduled an informational meeting for 7...

 

Animal outreach facility wants to help locally

There is a facility in Moses Lake that receives dogs, cats and other animals, as well as non-game birds, when people don’t know what to do with them. Camron Derting, administrator for Grant County Animal Outreach, appeared before the Grand Coulee...

 

New trailer approved for transfer station

The Regional Board of Mayors will purchase its new transfer trailer next year through BuyBoard, a national purchasing cooperative, officials stated Nov. 13. The 2018 budget, that has been approved by all four towns and cities in consortium headed by...

 
 By Pat Leigh    Opinion    November 22, 2017

In her case, "I" is for Issues

Dr. Ann Diamond has retired from her career as our small-town doctor and entered the race for state representative of Legislative District 12. Her campaign kickoff was great fun, with beautiful pies, hot cider and wonderful bluegrass music by The...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 22, 2017

Baptized

There are those moments in everyone’s life that you can look back upon and realize the importance of a pivotal decision. Two young ladies made those decisions this weekend and it made me think back...

 

Sixty-eight years ago

Feeder canal formwork in slide area - Forms for the transition section from "square-to-round" in the "cut-and-cover" portion of the feeder canal. - November 8, 1949 photo...

 

David William Pierce

David William Pierce, of Quincy, Washington, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017. He was born April 20, 1953, in Grand Coulee, Washington, to Frank W. and Barbara J. Pierce, the oldest of three... Full story

 

Washington Service Corps, Reading Corps need service seekers for six-month terms

OLYMPIA – The Washington Service Corps and the Washington Reading Corps need people who can commit six months to making a difference. The Washington Service Corps offers a chance to help children, adults and veterans prepare for careers and...

 

Adding a protective shell

Joel DeWinkler helps build a protective wall on the outside of the Colville Tribal Museum with Tyvek and plywood before taking down the doors and more from the front of the building as part of an...

 

Births in the Coulee

It’s a boy for Tillmans Emily and Jesse Tillman, of Elmer City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Elijah Paul Tillman. He was born Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed...

 

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not meet this Thursday, Nov. 23, due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Meetings will resume Thursday, Nov 30. Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter Meets Wenatchee Valley Erratics...

 

Make a lasting, positive impact this holiday season with gifts from the Arbor Day Foundation

Nebraska City, Neb. – Celebrate this year’s holiday season with friends and loved ones while supporting conservation and tree planting with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation. • Returning for the eighth season in a row, Give-A-Tree cards...

 

What's cooking at the seniors

Senior Menu Wed., Nov. 15 – Thanksgiving Dinner Turkey and Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Fruit Salad, Dinner Rolls Thurs., Nov. 16 – Dinner Sheet Pan Meat and Veggies, Mixed Fruit, Crisp Fri., Nov. 17 – Breakfast...

 

Lake Roosevelt Elementary students of the month

Here are the Lake Roosevelt Elementary students of the month....

 

This Week in Sports

Tues., November 28 5 p.m., LRJH Basketball here with Bridgeport 6 p.m., LRHS Basketball, Jamboree, here (girls’ 6 p.m./boys’ 7:30 p.m.) Wed., November 29 6 p.m., LRHS Wrestling at Okanogan Thurs., November 30 5 p.m., LRJH Basketball at Oroville...

 

Legals for November 22, 2017

Notice of Public Budget Hearing and Change of Regular Meeting Time Public Hospital District No. 6, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln & Okanogan Counties, Washington Public Hospital District No. 6, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan Counties, Washington; whic... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/14 - Police had to kill a deer that had been struck near milepost 24 on SR-155. The deer didn’t have use of its back legs due to being struck by a vehicle. 11/16 - A local man reported receiving serious threats from an...

 

New pharmacy opens

Pharmacist Amanda Goyke cuts a ceremonial ribbon with a giant pair of scissors for the new Coulee Owl Pharmacy Friday, as community supporters watch. She and husband Paul Goyke, left, opened the...

 

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