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A rodeo from the past - Betty Lacy photo

10 years ago

A silver linden tree will be dedicated in memory of Carlos Hughs, town mayor from 1982 to 1986, in Mason City Park, across from the Coulee Dam Post Office in observance of Arbor Day.

Grand Coulee Police arrested two suspects in an early morning drug bust Tuesday in the Delano area. When police searched the premises, they found less than 40 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a variety of prescription pills.

20 years ago

At its latest meeting, the Electric City town council passed a motion allowing legal proceedings to begin against Velma French, who built a carport too close to a roadway and without the council's permission. Mayor Ray Halsey said legal fees would cost between $700 and $900. The vote was 4-0, with council member Marie Newkirk abstaining.

Coulee Dam Mayor Rod Hartman told the town council that there might be a chance to get a sculpture for Mason City Park. The artwork would include life-size likenesses of a construction worker with a guitar and a Native American performing music together on a park bench. A space in-between the two would allow visitors to take pictures with Grand Coulee Dam in the background.

Pat Holbert of Electric City, is the current Washington leader in the 1995 Quaker State Big Bass World Championship. Holbert's 7.7-pound large mouth bass was taken from Banks Lake with a Power Tube. If he continues to hold the top spot through August 15, he will qualify for the finals in Orlando, Florida next November.

Lake Roosevelt High School art winners in a contest sponsored by the Federated Women's Club are: Chris Barry for Pencil I; Jason Birdwell and View of a Lake; and Brenda Mintle with Profiles, all drawings or paintings. Honorable mention winners are: Becky Adams, Marley with Crayon and Annette Myrick, Baby. The contest had 126 entries in the high school division.

In the adult division of the Federated Women's Club art contest: Bonnie Hart took first place for her painting of an eagle; Sally Blum, second for a painting of orchids; and Darlene Morava, in third place for her painting of a cowboy. The adult division had 23 entries.

30 years ago

Lake Roosevelt's Nancy Kuiper swept all three weight events at the Raider's girls track win over Republic, 91-39 at Grand Coulee last Tuesday. Nancy sent the shot 34 feet, 10 inches, threw the discus 100-9-1/2 and hurled the javelin 103-11. The LR Boy's team beat the Tigers, 106-37.

Dave Garrison was also a triple-winner, taking first in the 100-meter dash in 11:77, the 400 in 57:7 and breaking the tape in the 800, in 2:37.5.

Piano players of Bonnie Wendt, Elmer City's longstanding piano instructor, played for adjudication at the National Guild of Piano Teachers auditions at the Cheney Cowles Museum Auditorium in Spokane. Stephanie Powers and Elisa Weber each received National Honors for playing 10 memorized pieces. Earning local honors for 2-3 memorized pieces were Melanie Bjorklund, Ayra Edgemon, Fawn Katich, Lex Katich, Cheryl LaFountaine, Ben Penning and Nicole Penning.

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