August 7, 2013 | LXXIII, No. 19

Coulee Recollections

A look at the past

Ten Years Ago

Fishing camp at Kettle Falls

At the Coulee Community Hospital district meeting July 30, Director of Nursing Services Bev Haffner said CCH has already delivered 92 babies this year at the hospital. The hospital had only projected 56 baby deliveries through 2003.

At the Village Cinema - Pirates of the Caribbean.

Kids from the Grand Coulee Dam Area and Nespelem will spend next week playing a game based on the television show “Survivor.” The Grand Coulee Dam Program called Survivor 21st Century will pit teams of high school students against each other to collect points.

Twenty Years Ago

All five council positions for the city of Grand Coulee were without candidates when last week’s filing period closed at 5 p.m. Friday.

The new surgeon at Coulee Community Hospital is sewing up uncertainties in the facility’s financial outlook. With the arrival of Dr. Gene Gross, the number of surgeries has increased dramatically at CCH.

Thirty Years Ago

Stacy Taylor, local Rotary Exchange Student and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Len Taylor of Electric City was the guest of honor at Rotary last Thursday she spoke of her year in Australia.

This last weekend the GCD All Stars went up to Okanogan for their last tournament of the season where they took first. On the team are Mike Jackson, Bob Morin, Greg Wendt, Kelly Green, Brett Flowers, Adam Monson, KC Curtis, Shay Logue, Shane Bird, Paul Smith, Eric Garvin and Chad Kiser.

Forty Years Ago

There are now a number of fires within the exterior boundaries of the Colville Reservation - one near Hall Creek and some of which are now also on the national forest.

The Grand Coulee Dam Area float received second place at the Peach Festival in Penticton, B.C. Royalty included Mary Baxter, Teri Gerard and Jodi Sharr.

Fifty Years Ago

A fire in the Rex-Delrio area at Cecil and Harold Thoren’s burned over 1,000 acres of wheat.

Sixty Years Ago

A grain fire near Hartline on Monday on the William Sieg ranch brought out the rural fire truck from Almira.

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