6 results for month: 08/2013


Looking Back – 25 Years Ago

Twenty-five years ago in August of 1988, the Cheney Fire Department was staffed by seven full time men and thirty volunteers.  

Glimpse at Past Transportation

My husband and I took a trip over to the North Idaho Fair last week.  I love the fair for all the animals with their 4H and FFA handlers.  There is the cow wash, and the sheep grooming, and the surprisingly small kids leading their very large horses and cows through the judging. The highlight of the day was watching the draft horses go through their paces in the arena.  They pulled buggys and wagons for adult and youth class competitions.  I was especially impressed with the 13 and under group.  With two horses and a wagon, these young kids walked, trotted, backed up, and shifted their teams and wagons side to side. I was ...

Cheney Weeder Included in Agricultural Innovation and Heritage Archive

The Story of the Rotary Rod Weeder and its inventors Kyle and Cleve Wolfe has been included in the Smithsonian's Natural Museum of American History Agricultural Innovation and Heritage Archive. The online archive features stories submitted by individuals and institutions telling stories about the development of modern agriculture in America. The archive plans to preserve and share those innovations and experiences of farming and ranching across the United States. Visitors can share their stories about the technologies and innovations that have changed agricultural work, as well as how these changes have affected their communities. The museum ...

Looking Back – 75 Years Ago

Seventy-five years ago on a hot August 6, 1938, a fire swept through 470 of acres on the Heinemann, Grein, and Mickey farms north of Cheney.  The fire destroyed 250 acres of stubble, as well as 220 acres of wheat; 120 on the Heinemann place and 100 on the Grein place.  

Public Meeting on Fisher Building Sale Aug. 7th

Cheney High School The Cheney School District Board will hold a meeting on August 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room (first floor) of the Fisher Building.  The board will consider the purchase offer for the Fisher building of developer, Steve Emtman.  The public is invited to attend.