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Second Tyler School

This larger, second, Tyler School was completed in 1912 at the north end of B Street. There were three grades to a room. The high school was in the same building. There was a horse barn for the kids to stable their horses in and a shelter for cars to park.  - Arley Heyer, December 1, 1994. Originally, there were two horse barns near the schoolhouse with room for 16 horses. Students who rode to school were responsible for bringing food for their horse. In March 1918, school was closed due to a Smallpox outbreak. Several children were sickened with the disease and the school was closed for a week to help stop its spread. Dr. Cooper of Cheney spent ...

First Tyler School

The Stevens School District #19 was established in 1880. The school held 1st through 8th grades. The district was renamed to Tyler along with the renaming of the town in 1892. Directors of the school in 1904 were Henry Boston, James E. Carmen, James Abbott, and John Moreland. In 1911 the school board was advocating for a new school at a new site or extensive remodeling of the current site. The board gave its reasons, First, the sanitary conditions demand it, there being two barns and four outhouses within fifty or one hundred feet from the school building, with two manure piles and a cesspool drained through the school yard. Second, the school ...

Crunk’s Hill & Cheney’s First School

Located on the west side of North 6th Street near the corner of Mike McKeehan Way, Crunk's Hill was leveled to create sport fields. There is a plaque at the restrooms. George W. Crunk came west from Tennessee. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a Private with the 20th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Company C. We don’t know when he came west, but by June 1878, he was farming this land with his wife, Annah, and their three children. The Crunk family did not stay long in the area, they moved to Oregon in 1883, but hill is remembered as part of Cheney lore because of an incident in the fall of 1878. In 1915, Mary Cook Spangle spoke ...

Looking Back: 1891 Jamieson School

One hundred twenty-five years ago on March 31, 1891, The Jamieson School District organized. This district was northeast of Cheney in the area of today's Sunset school.

Looking Back – 100 Years Ago

One hundred years ago in 1913, the Reitmeier, Hayford, Hazelwood, and Normandie schools were consolidated into Sunset School. The school was one mile south of Sunset Boulevard, but was moved one mile north of the road in 1926.  It was in 1918 that Sunset became a “highway” that linked Spokane to Cheney via the “Normal Highway,” later known as Hayford Road.

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.