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Coulee Recollections

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Ten Years Ago

Grand Coulee Dam Schools will teach fewer students again this year, a fact reflected in the new budget. The school board passed is budget for the 2005-06 school year Monday night. It’s lower than the 04-05 budget by $140,000.

Ray Halsey will file for his eighth full term as mayor of Electric City sometime this week. If re-elected he will be, as he puts it, “the longest serving non-paid” mayor in the state of Washington.

A community campaign to raise money for a skateboard park at North Dam gets under way this week.

Twenty Years Ago

Bob Pachosa opened the Gold House Inn bed and breakfast this week.

The local Radio Shack store moved to the Midway Mini Mall in Grand Coulee across from Safeway. It was previously in the D&L Building Center.

Todd and Dawn (Lippert) Stoner are the proud parents of twins born June 27, 1995. Jordan Dean weighed 4 lbs., 13 oz. and Brooke Marie weighed 4 lbs., 9 oz.

Thirty Years Ago

Winners in the all-around division of the Ridge Rider Junior Rodeo included Hotdog Carden, Brooke Wisinger, Michelle Malone. The hard-luck buckle was won by Todd Handel.

The GCD Yacht Club will be holding an open house in Eden Harbor at its docks.

Forty Years Ago

A trail ride was held by the Ridge Riders of Grand Coulee with approximately 24 riders enjoying the two-day ride.

Airman David L. Lindhag, son of Mr. and Mrs. David H. Lindhag of Almira, has been selected for technical training in the U.S. Air Force metal working field at Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois.

Fifty Years Ago

A truck loaded with 16 tons of hay overturned and landed between two houses on Columbia Street in Coulee Dam.

Sixty Years Ago

The Fourth of July weekend saw the biggest influx of tourists yet to be recorded at Grand Coulee Dam, totaling 5,709 taking the powerhouse tour.

Three area girls leaving for Girl’s State at Ellensburg include Patricia Conley and Judy Riggle of Electric City and Nancy Mullen of Coulee Dam.

Playing at the local theaters were “A Star is Born,” starring Judy Garland and “The Atomic Kid,” starring Mickey Rooney.

Seventy-Nine Years Ago

Slight earthquake shocks were felt a little after 10 p.m. Wednesday night in Coulee Dam.

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