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CHS “No Slacker” WWI Efforts

The Cheney High School Cyclone and the Cheney High School News column of the Cheney Free Press contained numerous stories of students' efforts in the war effort. Six teams of ten boys each have secured pledges from boys of the Cheney High School to the amount of $469. The captains of the teams were: Howard Erickson, Charles Roos, Jack Lawton, Emmett Key, Ernest Burke, and Lee Mason. - Fall 1917 Six boys of the high school, in a house-to-house canvass of the town of Cheney, secured pledges for government bonds of the second Liberty loan amounting to $1,300. - 1917 Five high school girls; Lena Gildersleeve, Harriet Handley, Rosy McClure, ...

80th Birthday – 1935 News – Music Contest

From the Cheney Free Press of 1935 A local music contest will be held Tuesday, March 26 at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium. By vote of the audience, 1st 2nd 3rd place for the most pleasing solo performance will be awarded. The entries  are: Barbara Stronach, violin; Benny Holladay, saxophone; Mildred Matney and Dorothy Carr, piano; Theresa Hawk, soprano; Louise Hodge, mezzo soprano; Kathleen Ryan, alto; Kenneth Bahme, tenor; Kent Sooy, baritone; and Thornton Young, bass. The winners will compete in a county contest at Fairfield, March 30. The Cheney Free Press reported the following week that Miss Barbara Stronach took 1st place; Kent ...

80th Birthday – 1935 News – Amber Dance

The Cheney Free Press had an advertisement for the Amber High School Junior Prom with music by the Custodial School Band. Springtime was also a good time for farmers to have their equipment serviced. Or, maybe it was time to wash all that spring mud off your car. In 1935, Cheney held a clean-up week similar to today's Clean Sweep. Homeowners were asked to clean up trash for free hauling. There was also a week for burning leaves, pine needles, and small branches in your home burn barrel. You can help us be here to share history for another 80 years by clicking the donate button on our Facebook page.

80th Birthday – 1935 News – Oldest Bible

Mrs. L.E. Thornburgh of Four Lakes won the prize for bringing in the oldest Bible in last Sunday's contest at the Christian Church. Her Bible was 134 years old and she was awarded a one year's subscription to the Cheney Free Press. Because she is already taking the paper, Mrs. Thornbugh gave her subscription to an elderly couple at the county infirmary. Mrs. R.E. Shepard submitted the next oldest Bible, published in 1857. The Bible submitted by Sam Webb was published in 1859. It had been given to an uncle by one Thomas B. Hunt in 1861 at Nevada City, in Colorado Territory.  The Bible brought in by Mrs. Ida Bunn dated back to 1871 and had ...