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10 Years Ago

March 25, 2004

Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball team’s run in the NCAA Tournament was a short one as the Eagles fell to Oklahoma State 75-56 in a first-round game in Kansas City. The Eagles’ season leading scorer Alvin Snow, who averaged 15.1 points per game, was held to just two by the Cowboys’ defense.

Area law enforcement groups were proposing construction of a $75 million-$100 million regional training center for the West Plains. Seventh District Congressman George Nethercutt was pushing for a $10 million feasibility study on the project.

20 Years Ago

March 24, 1994

The Cheney City Council voted to continue a six-month moratorium on granting land use for Greek housing in Cheney.

Medical Lake planners were presented recently with a variety of plans from area developers, including one from Jeff Amistoso to build 100 single-family homes and 12 duplexes on land northeast of the city.

With Jeremy Thomas and Donovan Cathey collecting two hits each, and pitcher Jay White striking out the side to quell a potential sixth inning rally, Medical Lake defeated Deer Park 15-7 in a nonleague baseball game.

30 Years Ago

March 22, 1984

Cheney voters turned out to pass a two-year supplemental school levy valued at nearly $2 million by a comfortable margin of 1,486-518.

EWU’s board of trustees voted to approve the controversial purchase of the former Farm Credit Bank as a new home for its Spokane classes.

EWU’s baseball team returned from a road trip to Colorado with three wins, 15-1 over Western Colorado and 7-1 and 20-6 victories over Colorado State.

40 Years Ago

March 22, 1974

Missing from our archives.


50 Years Ago

March 20, 1964

 Whether the Cheney School District will receive state matching funds for a new high school will depend on whether voters favor a $59 million bond issue in the upcoming November election.

Eastern Washington State College’s trustees were to consider naming the school’s new 12-story round residential hall for Dr. George Pearce, a 34-year faculty member. The naming was postponed after 1,700 students signed a petition favoring naming the hall after recently assassinated U.S. President, John F. Kennedy.

EWSC’s football coach Dave Holmes announced the 1964 football schedule that included four Woodward Field games with Western Washington, Whitworth, Pacific Lutheran and Central Washington.


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