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Looking Back


10 Years Ago

May 13, 2004

An event named the Cheney Summit convened to discuss a number of issues important to the community, including finding a way to bring "new money" into the community.

Medical Lake's Sheriff's Community Oriented Policing Effort (SCOPE) was in the process of moving from its current location on Manila Road near Espanola to a former funeral home at Lefevre street and Brooks Road.

Former Cheney High School head basketball coach Denny Humphrey was named to the Washington State Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, joining other coaching greats like Jud Heathcoate, Marv Harshman and former Cheney coach Don Monson.

20 Years Ago

May 11, 1994

The Cheney High School Jazz Ensemble was voted the top such group out of 28 schools competing in the AA division at the Bellevue Jazz Festival.

Cheney veterinarian Dr. Bill Holleman reported he was receiving many calls regarding the sudden influx of wild animals such as skunks, raccoons and prowling wilds cats.

The Cheney boys and captured the Frontier League track and field title behind distance runner Ryan Pauling's wins in the 3,200 and 1,600 meter run, beating West Valley 91-54 in a battle of undefeated teams.

30 Years Ago

May 10, 1984

Cheney High School junior Kari Owen was to ride atop the community float along with princess Cary Traher in the upcoming Spokane Lilac Festival.

Cheney wrestling coach Sam Indorf, along with wrestler Marc Tareski, were in the midst of a tour of China in which Washington state wrestlers competed across the country.

Eastern Washington University was set to dedicate it's baseball field, naming it in honor of former head coach Ed Chissus.


50 Years Ago

May 8, 1964

Three days of public hearings were about to conclude and the fate of fired Cheney assistant school superintendent Lowell Poore would soon be determined.

Bob Everson submitted his resignation as head football coach at Cheney High School in order to accept an assistant's position at Yakima Valley Community College. Everson, hired in 1960, compiled a 20-11-2 won-lost record.

Cheney High School pitcher Dave Nicol pitched his third no-hitter of the season in a 5-1 win over Deer Park, striking out 13 and walking just three.

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