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10 years ago

The Grand Coulee Dam Middle School fifth-grade “Math Is Cool” team finished fifth place at the regional spring competition in Moses Lake, competing in division two against 45 other teams, representing 39 schools from around Washington State. Team members include: Jesse Adkins, Mathew Ives, Tilly Christiansen, Chanell Jim, Ty Egbert, James Norris, Liz Ferguson, Lee Williams and James Kirkpatrick. Jesse Adkins received the “top scorer” plaque for GCDMS.

GCD Rotary Club President David Bastian said a community Taco Feed, this Saturday, at the Vets Center in Electric City will raise funds for a handicapped and youth fishing dock at the Steamboat Rock State Park. At the feed, live and silent auctions will feature items such as a baseball signed by San Diego Padres pitcher Adam Eaton, vacation packages, wine, kitchen appliances and outdoor furniture.

20 years ago

Deputy Key of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office wrote a letter of commendation, praising National Park Service ranger Mark Arsenault and Dr. John Baumeister for their roles in the rescue of two Electric City boys stranded on a cliff just outside of Electric City early this spring. The boys were stuck in a spot about 250 feet up from the base of a cliff and the two rock climbers rappelled down to lift them to safety. The letter states that Ranger Arsenault is a respected professional and a fine representative of the Coulee Dam National Recreation Area.

Michael Buchanan, deputy director of the Big Bend Economic Development Council, a speaker at the recent GCD Chamber of Commerce meeting, said that the Grant County Transit Authority is seeking $270,000 in grants from the state Department of Transportation for an 18-month rural transportation demonstration project, that would provide regular scheduled transportation linking nine communities between Grand Coulee and George, Washington. Rides would cost $1 from Grand Coulee to Soap Lake and another $1 to go on to Moses Lake.

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