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WWI at Home Pt 10

Noble Franklin Leach graduated from Cheney High School in May 1917 and immediately enlisted in the Navy on May 15th. He served aboard the USS Marblehead with classmate, Everett Key and the two remained lifelong friends. Noble was discharged August 19, 1919. Upon his return home, he enrolled at Cheney Normal where he was a star basketball, baseball, and football player, as well as captain of the team. He was part of the basketball team that won the state Normal School championship. Noble graduated in 1921 and entered the teaching profession at Fairfield, later serving as Superintendent of the Kettle Falls School District. Everett Key enlisted in the ...

WWI at Home Pt 9

Leslie J. Bell was born in Cheney in 1893. He had been working in Hubbard’s grocery store in Cheney when he enlisted in the Army early in 1917. He received his training at Camp Lewis and arrived in Europe December 1917. He served with the American Expeditionary Forces as a gunnery instructor, earning a field commission Second Lieutenant April 9, 1919 while in France. After returning to the States, Leslie Bell was discharged August 1919 and married his fiancee Nelle Rupp on September 5, 1919 Albert L. Swenson was inducted into the Army on January 20, 1918. He served with Company E of the 318th Engineers Regiment of the 6th Division before being ...

1908 Normal Training School

The Normal School Training School served as a regular elementary school for Cheney residents, as well as a hands-on training facility for the student-teachers of the Normal School. This ghost once stood on the west side of Showalter Hall where the parking lot is today. The Normal School Training School department was first organized in 1892 with Miss Nellie G. Hutchinson as its first principal. The student-teachers observed classes being conducted, then they would step in to teach themselves while being observed by their instructors. By 1907, the department had outgrown its space in the main Normal School building. Completed during the summer of ...

WWI at Home Pt 8

Owen Brown Flory, a former student of Cheney High School, enlisted in the Navy soon after the United States entered the war. He served for 31 months. Owen was a chief petty officer, and crossed the Atlantic 17 times on convoy trips. He survived the sinking of the USS San Diego.   Clark Robinson of Cheney enlisted in the Regular Army on April 26, 1917 at Fort George Wright. He served overseas with Headquarters Company of the 69th Artillery Coast Artillery Corps from August 1918 to February 1919 rising to the rank of Sergeant. His unit was demobilized at Camp Lewis on March 15, 1919.

Looking Back 1967

Fifty years ago in June 1967, Beatles Sgt Pepper album sets off "The Summer of Love."