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Coulee Recollections

A look at the past


Ten Years Ago

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, a special event plan has been planned to honor the war’s veterans.

Nespelem eighth graders spoke with scientists at the bottom of the ocean last week, asking questions the marine biologists said were great ones. “I felt special and excited that I got to talk to a real scientist that a lot of people know,” said Jared Seymour, “and I won’t forget this day.”

The Lake Roosevelt football team’s hopes of returning to the playoffs ended Friday when they traveled to Tonasket and lost to the Caribou Trail League leader. The Tigers won 56-0 in a game where the Raiders turned the ball over six times.

Twenty Years Ago

The Town of Coulee Dam now has the money to create a green strip along Roosevelt Way, an area the mayor himself has called an eyesore. Last week, the town was awarded a $50,000 grant by the Washington State Department of Transportation, money to be used to extend and landscape a pedestrian-bicycle sidewalk from the Columbia River Bridge to Mason City Park.

Results of a survey on life in Electric City show most residents want the town cleaned up, want better streets and want the city to enforce its own codes and ordinances.

Selected Raider of the Week is Head Raider Cheerleader Candee Kaupie.

Thirty Years Ago

Lake Roosevelt High School students inducted into National Honor Society included Wendy Block, Rose Somday, Deana Brown, Becky Bower, Lisa Berry, Terri Waterer, Julie Castrodale, Lenae Hemmer, Rhonda Pickering, Debbie Ehlers, Jane Erwin, Spencer Morley and Doug Jones.

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders had a tough night Friday as they lost to the Liberty Bell Lions 32-15. Brian Gillman scored the Raiders’ first touchdown and Kevin Tipps booted the ball through the upright for the point after.

Forty Years Ago

Four individuals started the ball rolling this week for the kickoff of a drive to raise money for the Hospital Fund. Among the contributions were P. A. Sammons, Bennie Zlateff, Ida Bartels and Dr. Trejbal.

An Easter lily proudly bloomed in the yard of Mrs. Earl Burns at 49 Lakeview Terrace in Grand Coulee.

Motorists are urged by the Washington State Highways Department to delay installing studded tires on their vehicles until the studs are absolutely needed because of the inclement weather conditions.

In a continuing effort to rid the area of the old buildings, the Grand Coulee Dam Lions Club spearheaded a drive to beautify the community. One of the buildings destroyed was the Roosevelt Theater.

Fifty Years Ago

The Coulee Dam Beavers and Grand Coulee Tigers fought to a scoreless end at the annual football game. Both teams had the ball down near the goal line quite a number of times but neither team was able to cross the goal line.

Pat Raugust and Leonard A. Dye were married Saturday, Nov. 3, in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, in a double ring ceremony.

Mrs. Arthur Townsend is the new buyer and manager of the Coulee Dam Toggery.

Sixty Years Ago

Selected by a landslide vote as president of the United States was Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower.

Doris Fees, wife of John Fees of Coulee Dam, has been missing from her home since about 6:30 a.m. Saturday. She apparently slipped out of her apartment home on Columbia Ave. Her husband had noticed his wife had been very despondent lately after she had been released from the hospital two weeks ago. Late it was reported that one of her slippers had been found on the Columbia River Bridge.

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