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Coulee Recollections

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Forty Years Ago - New teachers at Central Elementary School, Coulee Dam, are pictured from left with Principal Art Wright. They are Patricia Nissen, Carolyn Curley (McNeil) and Ed Steinburg. ­ ­ - August 28, 1975 ­

Ten Years Ago

The Electric City Council got its first glimpse last week of a proposal from Lakeside Grill owner Terry Ayres to expand his restaurant.

Three are planning to challenge the Electric City mayor position in election 2005. They include Don Daniels, Bob Rupe and Troy Ritter.

Twenty Years Ago

Work on the first phase of the North Dam Park project should begin next month after the Grand Coulee City Council gave its official approval at a special council meeting last Thursday.

Coulee Hardware took first place in the GCD area community softball tournament last weekend. Taking second was Coyote.

Thirty Years Ago

Colville Tribal Police are reaping good results from a continuing crackdown on illegal marijuana plantings on the reservation. A mid-morning raid on August 21 netted law enforcement officials another 416 marjuana plants, valued at $1.2 million.

The GCD community slow pitch softball league winners were first, Coast to Coast; second, Operations; third, The Star and fourth, Electric City Tavern.

Forty Years Ago

At the Tuesday, August 19, meeting of the Grand Coulee City Council, city employees voted an across-the-board raise of 20 percent, plus 100 percent medical paid plan. This salary raise will cost the city approximately $30,000 per year.

Robert Skordas, son of Tom and Kathy Skordas, Coulee Dam, was the only Eastern Washington water skier to compete this year in the national meet. He qualified to do this by skiing an exceptional performance rating. He placed 15th in the junior boys tricks at the national championships.

Fifty Years Ago

Hearings were to begin on the Third Powerhouse, and speaking on behalf of the "mammoth project" were Senators Magnuson and Jackson.

A light frost has hit the Coulee Hill area, frosting the edges of some gardens.

Sixty Years Ago

Those listed on the honor roll at EWSC for the summer session were Frank Eylar, Jack Martin and Frank Pierce, all of the Grand Coulee Dam area.

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