Ten Years Ago
The Colville Business Council sent out a news release detailing their outrage with Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Chambers, in connection with the special room at A.E. Wright Elementary used to confine a 7-year old “special needs” child.
Kerry Green and Bronson Kiser placed at the State Wrestling Tournament last week in their final matches as high schoolers for Lake Roosevelt High School. Green placed 4th at 130 pounds and Kiser took 7th at 215.
Lake Roosevelt Boys basketball advanced to regionals beating Oroville this week 66-61 before getting trounced by Brewster 84-55. The Girls lost to Brewster and Liberty Bell and were eliminated from moving on.
Twenty Years Ago
Of the 13 land owners that were ordered to clean up their Grand Coulee property 16 months ago, three have yet to comply said city officials. There are no plans to compile a new list until the three have been taken care of.
Mike Murray(122 lbs.) took 2nd place at the Mat Classic VI this week, winning three straight before losing the gold medal match to a freshman from Cashmere 8-2. Gary Clothier placed 6th at 101 pounds.
Lake Roosevelt Basketball received honors this week. Senior Josh Pearson earned Caribou Trail League All League status. Scott Zlateff earned an honorable mention. The lone lady selected was Karen Lyngholm, she was named Caribou Trail League All League.
Thirty Years Ago
4-H have been busy in the Coulee and beyond this week. Staci Peasley, Charlie Wendt and Mike Kosewicz recently returned from a three day trip to Olympia. Representing the Eager Beaver 4-H Club. The three toured the State Capital and Governor’s Mansion. The Country Cousins 4-H Club presented the local nursing home with 14 colorful bibs. Club members include: Kyle Sanford, Matt McKissen, Donna Fountain, Gina Rice, Alicia McKissen, Polly Sanderson, Becky Sanderson and Valerie Rinker.
Pee Wee Basketball had another successful season with over 60 3rd thru 6th graders participating in the season ending tournament. First place for the 3rd and 4th graders went to Bird’s Auto Body, coached by Larry Mackey. The team members were: Steve Bock, Brett Mackey, Mike Farmer, KC Ayling, Shawn Garvin and Bubba Egbert. The winning team for the 5th and 6th graders was Allied Concrete coached by Steve Carlson and John Whitelaw. The team consisted of: KC Curtis, Justin Peasley, Scott Hegwar, Chris Johnson, Justin Keffler, Eli Krohn, Junior Dick, Towatoy Bourgeau, Shay Logue and Bobbie Morin.
Forty Years Ago
Raider Boys’ Basketball are sitting on top of the standings in league play. With a record of 15-4 and the recent beating of the number two team Cashmere 57-54 coach Jerry Riggan is very excited about the potential the team has to go deep into the state tournament.