a look at the past
Ten Years Ago
Fire almost completely destroyed the home of Marvin and Shirley Palanuk Monday afternoon. Besides the fire, firefighters had to battle sub-zero temperatures but were able to save the garage. The Palanuks lost almost everything including numerous antiques and family heirlooms. Twenty-eight firefighters and eight firetrucks were needed to put out the blaze.
The familiar sound of change clanging will disappear from the Coulee Dam casino this week as they upgrade their slot machines to paper dispensing machines
The first baby of the year was born Jan. 3rd at 6:34 p.m. at Coulee Community Hospital. Landon Riley Hall was born to Corey and Allisa Hall and a gift basket from local area merchants was received by the couple and baby.
Twenty Years Ago
Jack and Gwen Wright no longer own the Teepee Drive-In at the corner of Main Street and Midway in Grand Coulee. Bob and Carol Rupe finalized the sale on Dec. 29.
Raider boys’ basketball got an upset win against Cascade Thursday night 58-57. The winning shot came from a Scott Zlateff’s 3 pointer as time expired.
Thirty Years Ago
Local food bank coordinator, Jan May, accepted a check this week from Grand Coulee Fire Department for $295.00.
Navy Seaman Theodore J. Dittmer, son of Theodore J. and Darlene Dittmer of Rex-Delrio, has completed recruit training at San Diego Naval Training Center last week.
Forty Years Ago
Washington State’s minimum wage is to increase to $1.80 an hour according to the director of the Department of Labor and Industries’ statement this week.
A Superior Service Award was presented to Al Leiser by H.L. Fink, Commissioner of Reclamation. The sought-after award is the first of its type ever presented here.