Coulee Recollections

A look at the past


Ten Years Ago

All of the details have beeen arranged for the first “Balde” Eagle Festival, which will take place this Saturday.

Fixing the hillside below Coulee Community Hospital cost the city of Grand Coulee at least $120,933 more than originally expected.

Eric and Misty Braaten of Electric City are the proud parents of Logan Briggs “Deuce” Braaten born 02/02/02 at Coulee Community Hospital. He weighed 9 lbs., 2 oz. and was 21-1/2 inches in length at birth.

The Raider boys’ basketball team will open District 6 Tournament action in Chelan Thursday against Liberty Bell.

The Raider wrestling squad will take seven to state. They include Shanne Innes, Shane Proctor, Kerry Green, John Carson, Tyson Marchand, Jason Beagle and Bronson Kiser.

Twenty Years Ago

On a Valentine’s day profile, Bart Sarzynski and his wife Cora were highlighted about their penpal relationship turning into love, when they corresponded from Coulee Dam to the Philippines.

Nearing the end of his five-year contract with the Colville Tribal Enterprises Corps, Bill Butts is leaving the company he helped build.

Steve and Cheryl Chapman of Grand Coulee are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Stephanee Lynn born Feb. 2, at 7:53 p.m. at the Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane.

The Lady Raiders basketball team, ranked seventh, upset the number one ranked Omak Pioneers 48-37 last Friday Night.

Thirty Years Ago

A large devastating fire destroyed Bird’s Recycling Service building early Sunday evening.

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders ventured into dangerous Okanogan County to play the young Oroville Hornets and escaped with a thrilling 66-65 win.

The Raider girls are now tied for first place in the Caribou Trail League after losing to the Okanogan Bulldogs 56-54. Shanee Haugen led the Raiders with 20 points.

Forty Years Ago

Gary Haag, son of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Haag, Electric City has enlisted in the Navy. He left Jan. 20, 1972, for San Diego, Calif., where he will receive his boot camp training.

Four LRHS students chosen as Outstanding Teenagers of America are Gary Jackson, Roy Hood, Jeanie McKay and Sandra Olson.

Fifty Years Ago

The Green Hut Cafe, a landmark of the Grand Coulee Dam area on the west shore of the Columbia River below Grand Coulee Dam was gutted by fire Monday morning. Fire departments from Coulee Dam, Grand Coulee and Okanogan County Fire District answered the call and managed to contain the conflagration in about two hours.

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

Ray Rice of the Rex area is home during the semester break at Washington State University at Pullman.

Sixty Years Ago

A birthday party in honor of Vesta Peone was held at the Peone home in Electric City.

The Service Club of Grand Coulee High School received five new members which included June Copple, Ruth Ingalls, Joyce Flowers, Roy Bernd and Madge Bates.


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