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Petra Indorf was selected as Cheney High Schol's 1993 Homecoming Queen. She was joined by her father, Sam, and her royal court.

10 Years Ago

Oct. 30, 2003

Cheney High School senior Lysanna Kuindersma, an exchange student from Holland, was named the 2003 Homecoming Queen during halftime of the football game between the Blackhawks and Rogers.

For the first time ever, Cheney High School was represented in the Spokane Lilac Festival as Emma Larson, Heidi Huppert, Tasha Bustamante, Allison Proctor, Courtny Leslie and Chelsea Alent were chosen to compete for queen or princess roles.

Brad Rasmussen scored two touchdowns as Cheney defeated Rogers 14-12 in a Greater Spokane League football game in Cheney.

20 Years Ago

Oct. 28, 1993

Cheney Mayor Al Ogdon helped dedicate the city's new recycling facility that would officially open in November.

If voter initiatives 601 and 602 passed in November, Medical Lake School District officials were bracing for budget cuts of up to 12 percent and $1 million.

Medical Lake's Jami Smith turned in her team's top time of 21 minutes, 46 seconds, giving the Cardinals four finishers in the top-10 earning their first-ever league cross country championship with a 23-34 win over Riverside.

30 Years Ago

Oct. 27, 1983

Former Cheney police officer Ken Side, who earlier claimed his challenging Mayor Tom Trulove for the position of mayor cost him his sergeant's promotion, filed a lawsuit against the city. Side was seeking between $100,000 and $2.5 million according to city administrator Jim Reinbold.

Eastern Washington University voiced its objection to a 44 percent increase in its electrical rates to the Cheney City Council.

Wally Wolrehammer caught the go-ahead touchdown pass in Cheney's come-from-behind 14-12 football victory over Clarkston. The victory clinched a playoff spot for the Blackhawks.

40 Years Ago

Oct. 25, 1973

Missing from our archives.

50 Years Ago

Oct. 25, 1963

The Cheney School Board spent much of its meeting in what was termed a "heated discussion," over trying to get a new high school built in the city. The need was termed "dire," by all but one member of the board.

Cheney's Craig Parks and John Fletcher each scored a touchdown in the Blackhawks' 25-13 football victory over Chewelah, evening their record at 2-2.


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