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Forty Years Ago The addition at the Grand Coulee Dam Junior High School will house a music room, two rooms for arts and crafts and three regular classrooms. - August 28, 1975

Ten Years Ago

Dave Marrs resiend his position as marshal of Elmer City on Monday. Marrs has had an on-again off-again relationship at Elmer City. After his hours were cut from 120 a month to 80 under this year's budget, there has been a lot of turmoil with the marshal positions.

Animal control became an issue at the Grand Coulee council meeting Aug. 16. Grand Coulee residents from Banks Avenue and Dill Streets complained to the council of a pack of dogs running loose.

Twenty Years Ago

An independent arbitrator ruled that the Bureau of Reclamation can modify the current craft structure, but stopped short of granting the bureau's request to implement a plant mechanic position at Grand Coulee.

The local VFW Women's Auxiliary for the Grand Coulee Dam Area has opted to disband.

Steven Kenneth Raymond Donn, of Grand Coulee, and Anne Charlotte Fliegel, of Bothell, have announced their engagement. The couple will wed on Sept. 16 in Kirkland, Wash.

Thirty Years Ago

For area farmers who are wrapping up their 1985 grain harvest the key word for this year's crop is down.

While 443 die-hard runners from as far away as Texas, Wisconsin, and Alberta, Canada, turned out for the Saturday ninth annual Golden Over the Dam Run, their best efforts were not good enough to break any records. The turnout was considerably fewer down 120 from last year's event.

Forty Years Ago

Loepp Furniture has removed a wall which previously separated the furniture and appliance sections, to make one big store. The six-inch concrete wall required a diamond saw for cutting.

Construction and remodeling is underway at the area schools. Lake Roosevelt High School is soon to have a new industrial arts complex and a large Raider head painted on the boys' locker room wall by Bivi Vance, Patti Davis, Kathy Smith and Cheryl Brewer.

Fifty Years Ago

Back-to-school specials: 500 sheets of typing paper 99¢ at Russell Drug; black or white sneakers at the Coulee Dam Toggery $2.99; Skaars' Variety has little girls' dresses at two for $5, and one-gallon root beer fom the Grand Coulee A&W is 45¢.

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