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Looking Back


Rep. Dick Barrett of Spokane, project manager for the new Four Lakes Golf Course, explained the project to the Cheney Chamber of Commerce's Business and Economic Development Committee.

10 Years Ago

May 5, 2004

The ongoing improvements to the streets of Cheney got another $403,000 to fix nearly two miles of roadways, including Second from D to G streets.

Medical Lake residents could expect better water pressure in the coming weeks following the completion of two new wells.

Citing the need to devote more time to her family, Cheney girl's basketball head coach April Arland announced her resignation after just one year on the job.

20 Years Ago

May 4, 1994

Fishing season opened with notable catches at area lakes including a 4.4-pound trout at Fishtrap and a 3.76 pounder at Chapman according to data released by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The changeover from B-52 bombers to KC-135 tankers means Medical Lake School District would be losing students. Most notable was Blair Elementary's drop from 630 to under 600 students.

Medical Lake dropped a wild Northeast A League baseball game to Newport, 17-16 after blowing a 10-run lead.

30 Years Ago

May 3, 1984

Construction work on the new Four Lakes Golf Course was to commence this week with play beginning a year from now acocrding to a joint announcement by landowner James Sundberg and project manager Dick Barrett.

Dennis Hill, formerly from Reardan High, was named to replace the retiring Cheney High School principal Robert Kuehl who was stepping down after 11 years on the job.

With Christy Jayne placing first in the 100-meter run and Tony Weller winning in the hurdles, Cheney swept victories in both boys' and girls' competition at the Riverside Invitational track meet.

40 Years Ago

May 2, 1974

Missing from our archives.


50 Years Ago

May 1, 1964

Cheney's population increased by 150 people to 3,596, meaning the city will gain an additional $2,300 in funding from the state. Each additional individual added to the official population means another $16 in city coffers from Olympia.

Successful Cathlamet High School coach Ernie McKee was officially named as the new Eastern Washington State College basketball coach, replacing the retiring W.B. "Red" Reese. McKee brought a 300-99 record, a .750 winning percentage to the college position,

Cheney's Dave Nichol pitched his second no-hitter of the season in an 11-1 win over Selkirk High.


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