Cheney resident had family ties to 19th century building


August 23, 2012


Staff Reporter

Nancy Rueppel's great grandfather lived on for her in the buildings he built that still remained around Cheney.

There's the old barn right outside of town that used to be his ranch land. And until recently she had a physical reminder of him every time she drove downtown Cheney.

James Elmer Burbank had the long warehouse building built around 1890 to store and ship grain from his ranch. Today, the building located at the end of G Street downtown is owned by CO-AG, and it's being partially torn down.

Rueppel gets emotional when she talks about the building be...

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