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Looking Back


10 Years Ago

June 3, 2004

A study was beginning on the future of Cheney’s water system in an effort to calculate what kind of loss was occurring through leakage and evaporation.

Medical Lake’s boys’ tennis team won its first 2A state tennis championship edging a pair of schools, Omak and Cashmere, 16-13. The title was secured with runner-up finishes from Zak Nelson and the doubles duo of Matt and Tim Stevenson.

20 Years Ago

June 2, 1994

Medical Lake School District officials were awaiting word on whether they would receive an estimated $3 million in matching funds to assist in construction of a new elementary school. But the portion of the state budget where that money comes from was $45 million short.

The Cheney High Lady Hawks were bounced from the state 2A softball tournament with two straight losses following an opening-round win.

30 Years Ago

May 31, 1984

Crews from the Cheney Parks and Recreation Deptartment were busy putting the final touches on improvements to the city’s swimming pool, including new gutters prior to the planned June 16 opening.

Eastern Washington University made its official application for membership to the Big Sky Conference.

40 Years Ago

June 6, 1974

Cheney High School basketball coach Jim Blair announced his resignation after eight years at the school in order to take a position at Clackamas High near Portland, Ore.

EWU was set to host the National Wheelchair Games June 15-17.

50 Years Ago

May 29, 1964

Homeowners in Cheney were protesting the City Council’s proposed R-3 zoning change that would allow apartment buildings to be constructed in areas of single-family homes.

Cheney was set to play host to a convention of up to 1,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses that would be held at Cheney High School.

Dave Nicol capped his high school career and Cheney captured a second straight Northeast A League baseball championship following a 3-0 win over Colville.


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