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Coloring Christmas Five area students out of 39 entries were chosen as winners of the annual Cheney Post Office Christmas coloring contest. Pictured above are front row left to right, Amelia Killin, 5, and Landon Carlberg, 8, both student's at Cheney's Betz Elementary. In back are left to right Annika Fiala, 10, of Salnave Elementary School and Boedy Taylor, 12, from Medical Lake Middle School. Not pictured because she was out of town is 4-year old Hannah Ward of Cheney. All five won Christmas stockings stuffed with goodies for their efforts and talents.

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A train derailed on the Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad track, spilling up to 700 gallons of diesel fuel just south of the track's intersection with Cheney-spokane Road in Cheney Dec. 29. Railroad investigations later revealed a train operator failed to prepare the locomotive for switching tracks. The spill was cleaned up and the Department of Ecology said it did not leak into ground water. Youth involved the Civil Air Patrol and Naval Sea Cadet Corps participated in winter survival training at Camp Comia, loca...

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