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 News    May 24, 2017 

Newsbriefs

Newspaper closed Memorial Day The Star newspaper office will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. The deadline for news and advertising will be 5 p.m. Friday, May 26. Ambulance and fire calls stated The Grand Coulee ambulance...

 
 Births    May 24, 2017 

Wall has a girl

Aleesha Wall, of Electric City, Washington, is proud to announce the birth of her son, Austin William Lester Blanchard, born Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz., and was 20 inches...

 

WSU offers Diabetes Prevention Program in Grand Coulee soon

The WSU Diabetes Prevention Program can help you lose weight and prevent or delay type-2 diabetes. It is a lifestyle change program that helps people develop lifelong skills for healthy living with step-by-step changes, according to Margaret...

 

It's a girl for the Samples

Marica and Jeremiah Sample, of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lilianna Elise Sample, born Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 9 lbs., 1.7 oz., and was...

 

Conways have a boy

Ashley and Warren Conway, of Creston, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Aydan Leslie Conway, born Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz., and was 20.5 inches at birth. Sibling...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/7 - A landlord on Burdin Boulevard was advised by police that he couldn’t just move a tenant out of his place without going through the eviction process. - An Electric City woman was arrested and will be charged with...

 

Newsbriefs

Lions to offer eye screening at CMC Grand Coulee Lions Club is joining forces with Coulee Medical Center for a free eye screening during Health Week May 15-19. The screenings will be made from 7-10 a.m. at the hospital. For more information you can...

 

Janet M. Whittington

Janet M. Whittington, 62, passed away the morning of Monday, May 1, 2017, in Grand Coulee, Washington. A native of Toppenish, Washington, Janet was born Friday, February 4, 1955, to Jack and Irene...

 

Free hearing tests during CMC health week

As part of Health Week at Coulee Medical Center May 15-19, Laura Strasser of Columbia Hearing Centers will provide FREE hearing screenings on Thursday, May 18, 7:00-10:00 a.m. For questions, call Laura at 866-369-1020....

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 4/25 - A driver from Orting was issued a citation for driving with a suspended license and not having an ignition interlock device after police responded to a suspicious person complaint from a woman on Goodfellow Avenue in Electric...

 

Thomas Victor Edwards

Thomas Victor Edwards, 82, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Grand Coulee, Washington. He was born November 16, 1934, in Wilmington, North Carolina. He lived in Wilmington for 26 years. Tom married Barbara Fay (Scoggins) and they were married...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 3, 2017

CMC employees to get lighted crosswalk

There will soon be a lighted crosswalk on Highway 174, where employees at Coulee Medical Center cross the highway from where they park. A meeting was held recently with representatives from the Department of Transportation, Coulee Medical Center,...

 

Newsbriefs

Pay increase OK’d Grand Coulee’s council approved a 2-percent wage increase for all employees at its last council meeting. The increase is for both administration and staff. CMC considering assisted living Coulee Medical Center is about to hire...

 

Update on the truck/baseball field incident

The driver of a pickup that crashed through a fence and damaged the high school baseball field last week was in the throws of a serious heart problem, the Star learned later. Driver Phil Grunlose, 82, told an officer who pulled him over that he...

 

Newsbriefs

Parish on parks The Electric City Council selected former city councilman Brad Parrish to serve on the city’s Parks and Recreation Committee. Parrish had been active as a council member in getting the city’s Revitalization plan started and is a...

 

Patricia Marie Piccolo

Patricia Sterley was born to Bruce and Joan Sterley in Coulee Dam, Washington, March 10, 1949. Pat was the type of person who left an indelible impression on everyone she met; numerous people...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/11 - Dispatch advised police that that a man smelling of alcohol had been reported as leaving a local business and getting into his car. Police looked for the vehicle but it was out of the area by the time the officer arrived....

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/4 - King’s Court RV Park reported that someone had ripped off a soap dispenser from the wall. The loss was estimated at $100. 4/5 - A woman told police that she left her purse at the bar at the Electric City Bar and Grill...

 

It's a boy for Marchand/Wiley

Sadie Marchand and Core Wiley of Keller, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Alex Kenneth Wiley, born Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was 20.5...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/29 - An Electric City driver was stopped because the vehicle she was driving didn’t have a rear license plate. The officer found that the woman had a suspended license and a fake trip permit. A passenger asked if he could get...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 29, 2017

CMC turnaround plan will cut $2.1 million from payroll

Leaders at Coulee Medical Center will submit to its federal funding agency by the end of the week a plan to turn the facility around financially. That plan will show a reduction in wage and benefit costs of $2.1 million a year following decisions mad...

 

It's a girl for Marconi

Deborah Marconi of Elmer City, Washington, is proud to announce the birth of her daughter, Alena Marie Marconi, born Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 5 lbs., 10 oz., and was 19.5 inches in...

 

Friedlander/Anthony have a girl

Corina Friedlander and Larry Anthony II of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, LaiLaree A. Friedlander Anthony, on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 6 lbs.,...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/21 - A call of a burglary in progress on A Street brought officers who found doors on a vacant residence open. The police stated that they had been to the house earlier and found the doors open and secured them at that time....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 22, 2017

Local young man dies in auto accident

A young Electric City man was killed and another man injured last week in a one-car rollover about a mile south of Electric City. Brandon Buche, 23, had recently finished a tour with the U.S. Navy, where he served as an electrician’s mate. He was...

 

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