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Coulee Recollections

A look at the past


Ten Years Ago

Coulee Community Hospital has some changes in progress designed to make a trip to the hospital drier and a parking spot easier to find. Parking lot expansion and replacing the tiles and insulation on the hospital clinic’s roof began Sept. 30. Both projects should finish this week.

Ocras Island handed the Lake Roosevelt football team their second loss of the season with a 34-15 Viking victory.

Twenty Years Ago

Gary and Tammy Norris are the new owners of H&H Grocery in Electric City. The new owners took over the store last month. They are from the Portland area and are already enjoying being out of the fast lane.

Jessica Hall, the reigning Miss Grand Coulee Dam and Young Woman of the Year was also honored as the new Miss Colville Confederated Tribes last Wednesday.

Thirty Years Ago

Electric City firemen were called out at about 2:40 a.m. last Wednesday responding to a fire at the Clyde Decker home on Coulee Blvd. According to investigators, the fire was arson-caused and is still being probed for material used to start the blaze.

Forty Years Ago

Fire destroyed Radio Station KFDR transmitter building at the Almira-Hartline junction south of Grand Coulee Wednesday.

Grand Coulee Dam’s new airport will officially open sometime in the future. The runway will lie in a northeasterly-southwesterly direction along Banks Lake.

Fifty Years Ago

Grand Coulee firemen are busy working on a new concrete block addition to their present fire barn.

Mary Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Green, won top honors in the beef and sheep division of the 1962 Okanogan County Fair.

Sixty Years Ago

A raid by state and city police early Saturday morning resulted in the arrest of four persons who were charged with the sale of intoxicating liquor.

Meeting in special session on Monday night, the Grand Coulee city council approved the budget for 1953. In the future the city will allow the use of the backhoe (ditch digger) to private individuals wishing to hook up to the sewer line. Another topic of discussion was the cleaning up of vacant lots and the council will enforce this cleanup through an ordinance if necessary.

Brewster defeated Coulee Dam 12-0 under the heat of the afternoon sun last Friday on the Bear’s turf.

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