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Looking Back


10 Years Ago

May 20, 2004

After changing his mind the previous year, Cheney Police Chief Greg Lopes announced this time he would proceed with plans to retire after 30 years of service to the community.

Longtime Medical Lake resident Bob Albright was named as the newest member of the city’s Planning Commission.

Pat Folsom’s overtime goal gave Cheney a 2-1 win over West Valley-Yakima in a regional playoff game, sending the Blackhawks on to the state tournament.

20 Years Ago

May 18, 1994

Mel Hamilton, business manager for the Cheney School District for the past 25 years, announced his retirement effective Aug. 31.

A dry winter where statewide snowpacks averaged 59 percent brought the possibility of a dangerous summer for wildfires.

After beginning the season with a 2-8 won-loss record, the Cheney High School Lady Hawks softball team finished the regular season with five straight victories to qualify for the district tournament.

30 Years Ago

May 17, 1984

The city of Cheney debuted its new street sweeper truck recently, which was quickly put to work cleaning out storm sewers.

Cheney residents were going to get a chance to see the world famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses as the eight-horse team was scheduled to haul its beer wagon around the city along First, Washington, Elm and other streets.

With wins over St. George’s and Sandpoint, Cheney High School’s inaugural soccer season ended with a 8-5-2 record. Randy Hartman scored a pair of goals in the Blackhawks’ 4-3 win over St. George’s and substitute goalkeeper Ryan Davis filled in well in the Hawks’ 2-1 victory over Sandpoint.

40 Years Ago

May 16, 1974

Missing from our archives.


50 Years Ago

May 15, 1964

By a 3-2 vote of the Cheney School District Board of Directors, assistant superintendent for business, Lowell Poore, was reinstated to the position. At the same time, board member E.H. Wagoner submitted his resignation.

Braj Kuimar Nehru, India’s ambassador to the United States, was named as the commencement speaker at Eastern Washington State College. Nehru had been selected to speak at the 1963 graduation but had to cancel due to diplomatic duties.

Cheney scored a pair of Northeast A League wins, 6-1 over East Valley and 7-2 over Kettle Falls as Dave Nicol improved his season won-lost record to 7-1.


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