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By Luella Dow

For Cheney’s Carol Kriegh, people are her business

Of Cabbages and Kings


Carol Kriegh

Carol Kriegh likes to work with people. She’s had a long association with the Community Service Council that oversees the police chaplaincy, food bank, clothing exchange and Outreach. These groups report to the service council. Here’s a short sketch of the various groups. The Methodist church spearheaded the coat drive. Cheney’s Big Wash cleaned some of the coats this year and others were cleaned in Spokane. Kriegh was a part of Feed Cheney from its beginning at the Wren Pierson Building. She said, “We have an advisory council. I do the reception area every month. My husband, Chuck, gathers groceries to be given to families in addition to the dinner. For New Year’s Eve dinner we will serve chili and corn bread, salad and Christmas cookies.” Remember folks the dinner will be at the Wren Pierson building at 5:30 p.m.

Carol Kriegh said, “During the summer churches took turns each month in serving sack dinners for everybody.”

Last June Carol Kriegh retired from 18 years as school counselor in the Cheney School District. Prior to her long association with Cheney, Kriegh was a counselor in Rosalia’s school district.

Always busy, Carol Kriegh worked for 18 years with the youth group at the Methodist Church. She also worked with Cub Scouts and was a Camp Fire leader.

Kriegh said, “I love my professional life. Teaching parenting classes was a real joy to do. Parents came voluntarily to the parent classes.”

Kriegh is famous for the classy aprons she sells. She also makes quilts. And she said, “I love time with friends and family, and to read and exercise.” She counts time with seven grandchildren as very special.

As you can see, being busy is very much a part of Kriegh’s life. Participation in volunteering will always be one of her joys. She said, “I love to travel and love to laugh.”

Kriegh said, with a smile, “I’m Christmas Carol.” Her birthday is very close to the Christmas celebration. This active woman surely is a Christmas Carol, lending a hand wherever needed, counseling, encouraging, leading, knowing what to do and pitching in to do it. Thanks, Carol Kriegh.

Luella Dow is a Cheney-area author. She can be reached at

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