October 18, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 26

More of us need an appreciation of history

The Cheney Cemetery Association surprised me with something last week I never considered receiving.

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I was asked to speak at their annual meeting Friday at the United Methodist Church, something not unusual. I have spoken to groups and classes during my tenure at the Cheney Free Press and am always ready to do so. It’s a fascinating career being in the media, despite the reputation and the criticism – sometimes deserved – we receive.

The association asked me to speak about how we develop topics for stories. After my talk I stayed for the rest of the meeting because, having attended a p...

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