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Dugout to turnout: Gustafson named Resident of the Year

Turnbull closed as precaution

Cheney-area residents like Greg Houff who like to use the trails at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge for a variety of outdoor activities may have been surprised to find a roadblock in their way last week. Houff said he drove out to the refuge last...

Council OKs contract with Banner Bank

The Cheney City Council approved a pair of resolutions at its Jan. 26 meeting that entered the city into a community trip reduction plan with Spokane County and a three-year agreement for banking services from Banner Bank. Like other qualifying...

Dugout to turnout: Gustafson named Resident of the Year

Cheney Fire Department resident Tyler Gustafson found his way into the firefighting profession through a rather unique way - baseball. A 2013 graduate of Cheney High School, Gustafson played for the...

Winter color

Members of the Cheney High School band's color guard, who call themselves the "Winter Guard" for winter appearances, perform during halftime of last Thursday's boys...

Airway Heights gets road projects underway

At its first meeting in February Monday night, Feb. 1, the Airway Heights City Council unanimously approved a pair of consultant agreements to begin design work on two transportation improvement projects in the city. The first is a $158,400...

Mason Jar completes expansion

Cheney's Mason Jar has defied plenty of the odds when it comes to starting a new business. "Most businesses fail," owner Doug LaBar said. "Nineteen months is what they say." But after just...

News briefs

Inslee names former Cheney prosecutor to court bench Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed former Cheney Municipal Court contract prosecutor Julie McKay to the Spokane County Superior Court. McKay replaces retiring Judge Kathleen O’Connor, who...

Signing on

Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove autographs a replica sign for the rehabilitation of tracks for the Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad that runs through Cheney and west to Coulee City. The track upgrades...

Yes, you can get there from here in the air

The long-standing old joke that used to resonate from those trying to fly somewhere from Spokane went like this: "You can't get there from here, but if you can it will cost you." That, however, is no ...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 26 The Cheney Police Department assisted the Washington State Patrol with a driving under the influence stop on the 1700 block of Second Street. Second-degree theft was reported on the 1400 block of Second Street. A credit card was...

Medical Lake planning meeting first in three months

Medical Lake’s Planning Commission strolled through a light schedule, Jan. 28, in their first meeting in three months, now that they have a full complement of five members with the appointment of Judy “Mayu” Mayulianos. The benefits of a...

ML board approves elective credit waiver policy

At its Jan. 26 meeting, the Medical Lake School Board passed two policies that focus on graduation requirements. The board passed the first and second readings of Policy 2410, which requires students graduating in 2017 and 2018 to pass the Biology...

House bill limits public records requests

OLYMPIA—Lawmakers are looking to modify the Public Records Act in an effort to help agencies that claim they’re burdened by overly broad and massive public records requests. House Bill 2576 would give agencies the power to limit the time they...

Medical Lake firefighters receive awards

The Medical Lake Fire Department recently presented their annual department awards. Recipients of the 2015 annual awards were left to right: Jonathan Suffield –Exemplary Service Award, Jole Chick...

'Best of the West' nominations open

It’s time for the annual voting for “Best of the West,” the awards that recognize out businesses, organizations and people that contribute to the overall community. The competition is conducted by the West Plains Chamber of Commerce and is...

Cheney gymnastics takes second at districts, head to regionals

The Cheney High gymnastics team capped their regular season finishing second place out of five teams with 143.475 points at the 3A Greater Spokane League districts, Jan. 27, at Mead High School. “We took second and had our highest team score of...

Bench steps up to help Cardinals' sweep

With one of their leading scorers spending a lot of time on the bench battling an injury, the Medical Lake boy's basketball team needed the bench to step up last week. It did and the Cardinals came...

Simian surgery: Blackhawks snap 10-game losing streak

That big, hulking black shape Cheney residents saw leaping down the highway and out of town Saturday night was the monkey that had been on the backs of the high school boys basketball team all...

Lady Blackhawks drop three in league play

The Cheney High girls' basketball team dropped three league games last week, including a close contest with West Valley that would have all but wrapped up a No. 3 seed and home game in the upcoming...

Split leaves Cardinal girls in postseason limbo

The Medical Lake girl's basketball team split their Northeast A League games last week and as result still hold the keys to any postseason plans in their hands. The Cardinals (4-7 NEA, 5-12 overall)...

EWU men seek first Big Sky road win

FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS Eastern Washington University men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford joked after his team’s home sweep that “I’ve let the assistants coach the road games all year and I’m going to start coaching them now.” But all...

CHS swim falls to Pullman

The Cheney High boys swim team wrapped up their regular season with a 99-70 loss to Pullman, Jan. 30. Trevor Babcock won the 100-yard freestyle in 51.10 seconds and set a new season-best in the 200 freestyle after he took second in the event...

Cheney wrestling defeats Pullman in final meet

The Cheney High wrestling team finished their regular season on several high notes, first defeating Pullman 58-19, in their final Great Northern League dual of the season, Jan. 27, then competing in the North Idaho Rumble, Jan. 29-30, where Devon...

Eastern football bids so long to some very special seniors

We know them by the number on the back of the jersey or by their exploits on the field. But for the most part we never get to really know football players when they are safely encased in a helmet and protected by bulky pads. Unless that is as was...

EWU men seek first Big Sky road win

FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS Eastern Washington University men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford joked after his team’s home sweep that “I’ve let the assistants coach the road games all year and I’m going to start coaching them now.” But all...

Court needs to define 'natural-born' citizen

The following is reprinted from the Panama City (Florida) News Herald and may or may not reflect the views of the Cheney Free Press editorial board. Back in the 1970s, Dr. Pepper sought to lure us in by suggesting its consumers could be part of a...

Black History Month should encourage the study of everyone's history

“If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.” These are the words of historian Carter G. Woodson, as quoted in the article...

President Lincoln's legacy: honesty, integrity and personal example

When casually asked to define an “honest person” the logical response is, “It’s someone who tells the truth.” But when honesty is revered as a character trait we need to go beyond a simple definition and ask: What attributes do we expect...

Souper Bowl of Caring seeks to repeat last year's success

Feed Cheney will be holding our second annual fundraiser on Super Bowl Sunday — it’s called “The Souper Bowl of Caring.” Last year we met an ambitious goal of $6,000, thanks to collections taken at several Cheney churches and online...

Cheney band students to perform in WMEA festival

Three Cheney High School band students will be performing in the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) Music festival in Yakima, Feb. 12-14, along with some of the best high school musicians...

Cheney school board approves legislative priorities

The Cheney School Board unaminously approved a resolution that presents the district’s legislative objectives for the 2016 session at its Jan. 27 meeting. President Henry Browne was absent. The district’s legislative goals include asking the...

Medical Lake drama hosts 'Student Sketch Night'

The Medical Lake High School Cardinal Players drama students finished their two-night run of "Student Sketch Night," Jan. 29-30. Both nights featured seven sketches performed, written and directed by ...

Schmaling comes to EWU to interview for open provost position

Eastern Washington University students and staff met the first of three finalists for the open provost and vice president of academic affairs position. Dr. Karen Schmaling, professor of psychology at ...

Education Briefs

Cheney’s Gilbert receives STCU Credit 2 Kids award Cheney High School student Mariah Gilbert was selected as the recipient of STCU’s (Spokane Teachers Credit Union) Credit 2 Kids award. STCU and Krem 2 recognized Gilbert for doing great work in...

What's Happening On The West Plains

City of Cheney • Feb. 5, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Feb. 6, Stars & Stripes Boots & Spurs Car Club all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, Marketplace Cheney, $11.99/person, 9...

West Plains Briefs

Souper Bowl of Caring Feb. 7 The Souper Bowl of Caring annual fundraiser for Feed Cheney’s monthly meals is this Sunday at several Cheney churches or online at www.feedcheney.com any time. Kids creation station at Feed Medical Lake Feb. 8 Feed...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Feb. 9, 2006 Silver Lake property owners were meeting to discuss the infestation of Eurasian milfoil that had recently spread throughout the lake. Medical Lake police were investigating...

Looking Back With the Cheney Historical Museum

One hundred years ago in 1916, the extreme cold weather was causing a wood shortage in the area. James Allen spent the week hauling in wood for Amber School. A newspaper reported that wood and coal dealers were reaping a rich harvest. Learn more...

Churches

Cheney United Church of Christ Join us for Sunday services at the Cheney UCC on Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. Pastor David Krueger-Duncan will deliver the message and special music will be provided by violinist Wyatt Wireman. A coffee hour will follow in the...

Lenora Kalous

Lenora Kalous resident of Medical Lake, Wash., passed away on Jan. 21, 2016 from complications due to congestive heart failure. She was born the second day of August 1934 in Horton, Kan., to Anna and ...

 
 
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