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Helen Boots stands among upturned headstones in Cheney's Fairview Cemetery. Over 100 markers were vandalized or stolen.

10 Years Ago

Feb. 5, 2004

Cheney's growing population was becoming a concern for the city's fire department in that resources might be getting extended too thin Fire Chief John Montague reported. Calls had increased 16 percent up to 968 from 835 since 1999.

Thanks to some generous donations, the Medical Lake Food Bank was able to survive through some difficult times treasurer Duane Wolfe reported, adding that efforts to purchase their building on Lefevre Street were aided by a Gates Foundation grant.

The Jan. 16 passing of longtime Eastern Washington University professor Robert Reid was no...

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