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Articles from the November 9, 2016 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 9, 2016

Business owner surrenders after alleged assault on police

A former Electric City man and owner of local exercise facility, Body by Dam, reportedly turned himself in at the Grant County Sheriff’s Office last Thursday after charges were filed alleging he assaulted local police last April. He had been... Full story


Preparing for the worst

Savannah Hobrecht, right, wasn't too traumatized playing a shooting victim during an exercise Saturday at Coulee Medical Center designed to get multiple agencies prepared for an "active shooter" in... Full story


Bureau extends comment time for big overhaul

The Bureau of Reclamation is extending the public comment period for a proposed multi-year powerplant overhaul project at two Grand Coulee Dam powerhouses. The initial 30-day comment period ended Nov. 7; however, at the public’s request, it has... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 9, 2016

John Nordine, veteran of two wars, tried three times to get in

John Nordine is living proof that the third time is the charm. That's how many times he tried to enlist in the Army before he was accepted. The first two times, John was rejected because he was just... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 9, 2016

Omak dealership purchased by Jess

Jess Ford in Grand Coulee has purchased Damskov Auto Sales in Omak. This will be the third auto store under the Jess family name. The Omak location is 707 Okama Drive, and will eventually become Jess Auto. “We have taken over operations of the... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    November 9, 2016

Some contested local elections are very close

With more than a third of the ballots left to count Tuesday night, Chris Branch’s bid to take Sheila Kennedy’s District 1 seat on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners was ahead 53 percent to 47 percent. In Grant County, Superior Court... Full story



Bike raffle to benefit parks Two bicycles are being raffled off, with the proceeds to benefit Electric City parks. The drawing for the bikes will be Dec. 3 at the Lake Roosevelt School Bazaar. Tickets are $1 each and are available through Lonna... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 9, 2016

Centenarian dam worker dies

A 100-year-old Odessa man, who was the oldest living man known to work on Grand Coulee Dam, has died. Edwin Kerns, who in his latter years, returned to Grand Coulee Dam on his birthday, May 25, passed away Nov. 3. His full obituary is on page four... Full story


We'll figure it out together

No matter what just happened, we’re all in this together. Regardless of which candidate won the presidential election, or any others you’re watching closely, the republic, state and county will survive, especially with our help. Note that collect... Full story


Honoring America's defenders

The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten – President Calvin Coolidge said it well almost 100 ago. Friday is Veterans Day, when we as a nation honor those who have answered the call to defend our way of life. We exercise and... Full story


Even voting is at issue in this election

One of the more intriguing aspects of this unusual election year is the extent to which the underpinning of the election itself — voting — has become an issue in its own right. An act that we used to take for granted is increasingly being called... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 9, 2016

What is important to talk about?

Communication has always been a key to success. Ask any businessman or woman and they will agree. Ask any teacher and they will also agree. Ask any coach and the answer is the same: communication is key to winning and losing. In the classroom, on the... Full story


Eighty-two years ago

Pile Trestle Bridge - looking east, 1/4 mile below the axis of the Grand Coulee Dam. – November 2, 1934 photo... Full story


Reginald E. (Reg) Morgan

Reg Morgan passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Tacoma, Washington. He was born June 19, 1931, to Gemma Paglieri Morgan and Reginald E. Morgan Sr. in... Full story


Russell W. Kershner

Russell W. Kershner of Coulee City, Washington, passed onto the loving hands and embrace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, in Grand Coulee Washington. Mr. Kershner was born... Full story


Edwin C. Kern

Edwin C. Kern, 100, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016, in Odessa, Washington. He was a lifetime resident of the Marlin/Odessa area, where he farmed and raised his family. Edwin was born on May... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber To Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, November 10, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Bill Kinney from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will be the guest speaker. Coulee Creators Meet Every Tues... Full story


Celebrating 50 years

Gary and Dolores Jenkin, of Coulee Dam, Washington, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on Sunday, November 13, at the home of their daughter, Nevada, and son-in-law,... Full story


Blood drive set for Nov. 21

Inland Northwest Blood Center, along with the Grand Coulee Community Blood Drive Volunteers led by Sommer Hicks, will be holding a blood drive Monday, November 21, at the community room at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. Donations hours will... Full story


It's a boy for Loader/Post

Sabrina Loader and Tristan Post of Electric City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Dominick James Loader, born Friday, October 14, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 6 lbs., 2 oz., and was... Full story


Legals for November 9, 2016

Legal Notice Town of Coulee Dam NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2017 Revenue Source/Ad Valorem Hearing To the Citizens of the Town of Coulee Dam, notice is hereby given that the Town of Coulee Dam will hold a Public Hearing on the Revenue Source/Ad Valorem... Full story


Powell opens Spokane art gallery

Long-time Grand Coulee resident artist Keith Powell stands with some of his work at his new gallery in Spokane during its opening event last Friday night at 123 East Second Avenue. Powell said he'll... Full story


Grant PUD commissioners set budget for 2017

EPHRATA — Grant PUD Commissioners adopted a $307.3 million budget for 2017 during their meeting on Nov. 8, the PUD announced Tuesday night. The budget outlines funding so Grant PUD’s 47,000 customers will continue to be served with affordable... Full story


Star accepting nominations for volunteer of the year

The Star is accepting letters of nomination for the 2016 Volunteer of the Year through Nov. 30. The annual honor is given to one person in the community who exemplifies the spirit of working selflessly for a cause or just helping those who need it.... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    November 9, 2016

Trees of Sharing collecting names

’Tis the Season for the Trees of Sharing of 2016. The Trees of Sharing program is a way for area residents to anonymously provide Christmas gifts to local children who might not receive a gift overwise. Children’s names may be submitted on slips... Full story


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