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From the archives: 1964


Cheney High School's 1964 football team was led by coaches Rich Hagelin, Jim Hatch and George Rosezweig.

10 Years Ago

Sept. 2, 2004

Property crimes were up in Medical Lake and a citywide juvenile curfew was suggested as one way to help quell the problem.

Cheney residents who lived in property adjacent to the proposed 133-lot expansion of the Golden Hills housing development offered heated testimony against the project at a Cheney Planning Commission meeting.

Two tough games faced Eastern Washington University's football team to open the season as they traveled to face McNeese State in Thibodaux, La., Sept. 2 and then the U.S. Air Force Academy, Sept. 11.

20 Years Ago

Sept. 1, 1994

Cheney High School will remain the Blackhawks following a vote from the school board. The mascot examination centered around a request by the Washington State Board of Education to review mascots and logos to determine if they were offensive.

Cheney school buses were deemed to be safer this year according to director of transportation and maintenance, Les Harris, who announced video cameras were being installed on all buses.

For the first time since 1989 Cheney School District students were facing an increase in the price of their school lunches. A healthier menu was cited for the rise in price.

30 Years Ago

Aug. 30, 1984

Heated discussion at a recent Medical Lake school board meeting centered around their vote on July 24 not to renew the contract of school superintendent Clayton Dunn.

A blown over power pole was cited as the cause of a 50-acre fire that burned near Short and Jensen Roads.

Spokane County Commissioner, Grant Peterson, voiced concern over plans to construct the $100 million waste-to-energy plant in the Spokane Valley near the Kaiser Aluminum Trentwood plant.

Fresno State University transfer Rick Worman appeared to have the inside track to become the starting quarterback of the EWU football team that was making its debut at the NCAA I-AA level in 1984.

40 Years Ago

Sept. 4, 1974

A municipal golf course proposed for Cheney received a hearing at a recent school board meeting, but that same body refused to endorse the idea. The board agreed their first priority was the building of a new junior high school.

Cheney High School head football coach Bruce Grambo was hoping the outcome of his team's last meeting with Deer Park in 1973, a 20-12 Stags' win, would not be repeated as the teams squared off in the season-opener, Sept. 6 at home.

50 Years Ago

Aug. 28, 1964

Cheney and Medical Lake voters received pleas from school officials for their support of bond and levy elections that would fund new high schools in each community.

The newly opened Cheney community swimming pool reported nearly 24,000 people used the facility in its inaugural season.

Cheney's new high school football coach, Jim Hatch, was preparing his team for the start of the season Sept. 12 at Medical Lake.

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