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Twenty Years Ago

Nick Caramandi hears about all kinds of service projects when people come to his store looking for supplies. This spring he takes on a challenge of his own – building a skating rink at North Dam Park.

Recipients of the Business of the Year award for 1998 were Tim and Michéle Arrants of Tim’s Four-Corner Texaco. Achiever of the Year was Susan Miller.

Hired as new police chief for the Colville Tribal Police is John Shelhart.

Selected as student of the week at LRHS was Scott Leadingham. Athlete of the week was Beau Brown.

Thirty Years Ago

The Grand Coulee Development Corporation’s Banks Lake tour boat recently took on water after it was used to break up the ice near its moorage last week.

The year was 1918 and a Central Washington newspaper publisher by the name of Rufus Woods published an article which opened the battle over the building of Grand Coulee Dam.

First baby of the year at Coulee Community Hospital was David Matthew Roberts. Proud parents are David Roberts and Tamera Cooper.

Forty Years Ago

Voice of Democracy Winners included Holly Ballard, Danna Farrell, Tina Morten and Chris Dick.

A public meeting of particular interest to people from the Grand Coulee Dam Area is set for Jan. 24. The meeting, sponsored by the Bureau of Reclamation is on information of the riverbank stabilization program.

Mr. and Mrs. Loren Dotson of Electric City are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Lorie to Mike Carstensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Carstensen Jr. of Almira. A July wedding is planned.

In sports action, the Lady Raiders are in first place in the league while the Raiders are in second.

It has been reported in an article in the Spokane Daily Chronicle that for a price, someone has offered to tell investigators who damaged generators at Grand Coulee Dam’s Third Powerplant.

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