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Coulee Recollections

A look at the past


Ten Years Ago

The trial of former Grand Coulee School District bus driver, Dennis Clinkenbeard, is scheduled to start Tuesday in Okanogan County Superior Court. He is accused of two counts of second-degree child molestation, sexual misconduct and communication with a minor for immoral purposes. 

Misty Rose Fulfer and Nathan Lee Krohn announced they were united in marriage. The two were married outside at Cole Park in Coulee Dam last June.

Lake Roosevelt boys’ cross country team began the week as Caribou Trail League champs and finished with a very good showing at Chelan. The championship also ended with three new class records. Shane Marchand placed first with a time of 17:08. Nick Barnaby set a new junior-class record with a time of 17:57 for fourth place. Johnny Berg finished right behind him with 17:58. Vernon Reyes set a new freshman record with a time of 18:30 and seventh place and George Davis finished right behind him. Chauncey Cawston placed 12th, Joe Maher 14th, Eddie Rise 17th,


Twenty Years Ago

  Lake Roosevelt senior class had plenty to celebrate winning the Homecoming Celebration by 40 points over the junior class. Homecoming royalty were Queen Nikki Thomas, King Shane Moore, Junior Princess Summer Clark, Junior Prince Steve Hansen, Sophomore Princess Gena Palmer, Sophomore Prince Nate Piturachsatit, Freshman Princess Jean Lockenvitz, and Freshman Prince Jamie Kensler.

Thirty Years Ago

 Lake Roosevelt High School Student of the Month is Steven Elekes. He was chosen by the principle and faculty at the high school. Steve was selected because he is active in the Vocational Program and recently was elected President of Area 5 of Washington State VICA Club. Steve is also the editor of the school newspaper.

Fifty Years Ago

  Last week in the Punt, Pass and Kick contest sponsored by Carlson Motors, many local youngsters took honors. In the 11-year -old category Jim Peterson took first place, Rodney Groh took second and Paul Acord took third. In the 10-year-olds, Bill Aaneson took first, David Pierce took second and Michael Zowada took third. In the 9-years-olds Michael Pierce took first, Bobbie Hage took second and Robert Dennis took third. In the 8-year-olds Tommy Robertson took first, Jimmy Davis took second and Gary Angell took third. All the winners took home heavy warm-up jackets, regulation-sized helmets and footballs.

Sixty Years Ago

Wayne Cherry of Grand Coulee was injured when two concrete train collided at Chief Joseph Dam Tuesday. He was thrown from one of the cars into a pit and incurred a broken vertebrae, possible broken foot and a cut on his head. Cherry was taken to Brewster Hospital.

Funeral Services were held for Lee Edward Haven at the Zion Church, Rev. H.A. Schiefelbein was officiating. He was survived by one son, Ralph Haven of Grand Coulee and two daughters Mrs. Murial Muller of Spokane and Mrs. Alice Roark of Yakima.

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