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CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, December 17, 2015 I: ANNOUNCEMENTS Contributed photo by Lunell Haught Pyle engagement announced Robert Pyle and Lunell Haught are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jena- line Pyle, a graduate of Cheney High School and the University of Washington, to Julian Topf de Medeiros of London. A July wedding is planned at the bride's home. Contributed photo by Cindy Tilque Tilque birth Tyler Thor "131que was born Nov. 9, 2016 in Daegu, South Korea, weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 21 inches. He is the son of Chris and Ashley Tilque and the grandson of Steve and Cindy rilque of Cheney, and Rick and Karen Gardner. By LEA SIMPSON Contributor CABBAGES AND KINGS The wooden plank flooring in the feed store creaked from the tread of many barn boots over the years and a large wood stove radiated warmth on that chilly, early December morning. The stove was surrounded by wooden rocking chairs that were usually occupied by friends, neighbors or a cus- tomer with a little extra time on their hands. Mary, the proprietor, also radiated warmth while bustling around the store, taking care of the customers or restocking the shelves. All of the area farm families knew Mary, a kind woman with blue eyes and a big heart. This morning, however, was not typical. No one was sitting around the stov. e chatting and sipping cof- fee. The customers conducted their business and made a quick exit, as fast as they possibly could. Mary was she asked. truly worried and at her wits end. Why? Because a tiny kitten was screaming at the top of its lungs incessantly. It was driving everyone crazy. You see Mary provided a much-needed and much- appreciated service of finding homes for an unending stream of barn kittens that the farmers would bring in. She had a large cage for them at the front of the store, although oftentimes the older kittens were allowed to roam about freely. But, not this morning. This morning, there was one kitten, about five weeks old, all by itself, wondering where its kitty OBITUARIES John William Fishback and found the love of his John William Fish- life, Pat Lewis. back, 79, passed away They married Aug. Nov. 19, 2015. He was 17, 1958 and continued born Nov. 13, 1936 in at WSC. Graduating Naches, Wash., to John in June, 1959, John did J. Fishback and Ellen some graduate work. Bennett Fishback. He He received his teach- spen{ his early child- ing certificate, moved hood in Naches un- to Stevenson, Wash.,for til the family moved his first teaching posi- to Connell, Wash. In tion. While there, son 1946 the family, includ- Jay was born. Daughter ing baby sister Jeffra, Libbi joined the fam- moved to Washougal, ily in 1966. John re- Wash. ceived his principals' This was "home" forcredentials and master's most of their lives. After degree from Eastern graduating fromWHSin Washington State Col- 1955, Fishback attended lege. John and family Washington State Col- moved to Washougal to lege, pledged to the Phi Delta Theta fraternity See Obits page 7 LOOKING :K 10 Years Ago 20 Years Ago works director follow- Dec. 22, 2005 Dec. 21, 1995 ing the announcement Plans for a proposed Smoking was return- that Dick Johnson would Cheney Research and ing to the campus of be moving on to a posi- Industrial Project involv- Cheney High School for t-ion as director of public ing the 113,000 square the first time in several works and construction foot Honeywell building years. When students in Snohomish, Wash. were being submitted to returned to class in the EWU police were in- the Spokane Economic new year there would be vestigating the vandalism Development Council for a special area set aside to of a student lounge in possible grant funding, smoke in a 45-day trial Monroe Hall used by the Eastern Washington period, school's Gay and Lesbian University reported they The Medical Lake Alliance. were ending the fiscal boy's basketball teamCathy Van Kuren year in good shape with won a pair of Northeast scored 22 points to lead fall enrollment reaching A League games 59-52 the Cheney girl's basket- yet another milestone over Freeman in whichballteamto a 71-47Fron- with 10,285 students. Carlos Simmons scoredtier League victory. EWU quarterback Erik 22 points. He would have Meyer earned 333 votes to a 20-point night in a 59-55 40 Years Ago edge New Hampshire's victory at Newport. Dec. 25, 1975 Ricky Santos for the Wal- A plate glass window ter Payton award, which 30 Years Ago atJarms Hardware on 1720 honors the Football Cham- Dec. 26, 1985 Second St. in Cheney was pionship Subdivision's top Cheney was in the offensive player, search for a new public See Looking Back page 7 The best chicken and fish in town/ Side Orders: Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Corn Green Beans Macaroni & Cheese 116 W. 1St, Cheney, WA. 235-4222 LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM On Thursday, De- cember 17, 1896, Anna Deakin Mar- shall wrote in her journal, "It was rainy and snowed some. Charley Peters has Diph- theria still." Learn more about our area's history at www.cheney- museum.org. mommy was. But the kitten wasn't in the cage. It was so small that it was able to squeeze out through a gap in the corner. Mary looked up from her inventory spreadsheet and saw a regular, if not all-too-frequent customer come in. The customer couldn't help but hear the 100- decibel caterwauling. 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