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Cheney is among state's safest cities

With a good quality school system, well-maintained streets and a neighborly, small-town feel, Cheney has always been seen as a great place to live. According to a recently released survey by the consumer research company ValuePenguin, it’s also...

Recreation revision

A park near Walmart, a 70-acre regional sports complex and a wheelchair-accessible van. These are just a few of the projects the Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department is considering as it...

Last-minute modifications

Hallett Elementary fourth-grader Connor Gall makes some last-minute adjustments to his robot race car, dubbed "Turbo Engine." Gall is one of several students in Hallett's after-school STEM...

Medical Lake/Cheney court collaboration a smooth one

It’s been seven months since the city of Medical Lake collaborated with Cheney for court services and it appears to have gone pretty smooth. During a report, Cheney court administrator Terry Cooper informed the Medical Lake City Council at its...

Bring out your trash - Cheney Clean Sweep takes place April 18

Every year hundreds of Cheney residents come together to spruce up the town in what is known as “Cheney Clean Sweep.” This year’s Cheney Clean Sweep takes place Saturday, April 18, Earth Day, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The Cheney Clean Sweep...

Last chance to tour Cheney High School

The public is invited to tour Cheney High School to learn more about the proposed $44.88 million construction bond. The final tour date is Monday, April 20, beginning at 8:15 a.m. Please RSVP by contacting CHS Principal Troy Heuett at...

Blackhawks stage 19-run comeback in win

If there was ever a time for the Cheney High baseball team to get their bats going, their April 7 Great Northern League game against Clarkston was it. After being down 14-0 in the bottom of the...

Medical Lake girls seek NEA tennis title repeat

Medical Lake’s girls tennis team has some unfinished business they hope to complete this spring. The two-time defending Northeast A League co-champions want to take things one more step and qualify for state, their longtime coach, Dawn Eliassen...

Defense dominates in first Eastern spring scrimmage

Defense has not been much of a point of conversation in recent years for the Eastern Washington University football team. Unless it was the times opponents piled on the points, such as in last...

Oh what stories Orville Moe might have wanted to share

Now there’s one less item on the always seemingly endless to-do list. While I should be happy, the opposite is true and I am kicking myself for being such a procrastinator. Over the many years in this writing and reporting business I’ve had the...

Lady Blackhawks cruise past Clarkston for seventh straight win

Off to their best start in years, the Cheney softball team kept its perfect season intact with a win over visiting Clarkston last Tuesday, April 7. The Lady Blackhawks used 11 singles to score seven runs in the third and four runs in the fourth for...

Blackhawks back on top of GNL with win

It took the Cheney boys soccer team just five days to climb back into the win column after seeing their four-year long Great Northern League winning streak finally snapped at 45 by East Valley. Oliver Smith connected on an unassisted goal in the...

Cheney girls defeat West Valley, lose to Ferris

The Cheney High girls tennis team began Great Northern League play with a 6-1 win against West Valley, March 31, followed by a 5-2 nonleague loss against Ferris, April 1. Katelynn Smedley continued her winning streak at No. 1 singles, shutting out...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL EWU Spring Practices (all at Roos Field) April 16 - Practice, 4 p.m. April 18 - Scrimmage, approx. 2 p.m., Roos Field April 21 - Practice, 4...

Mat Maulers medals

The 28th annual Jason Crawford Memorial wrestling tournament held Saturday, April 4 at the  Spokane Convention Center once again surpassed its 2012 Guinness World Record of 1,340 wrestlers by...

West Plains Scoreboard

BASEBALL Great Northern League (Through April 13, 2015) League All Games Team W L W L West Valley 3 1 3 1 Clarkston 4 3 5 3 Cheney 2 2 4 2 Pullman 3 3 3 4 East Valley 3 7 3 9 Northeast A League (Through April 13, 2015) League All Games W-L W-L...

Henderson tragedy opens eyes for more preventative legislation

Two new laws are going through the state Legislature that will hopefully avert some tragedies from happening in the near future. The House recently passed Senate Bill 5381, which requires law enforcement agencies to notify family members before...

Displaying integrity in spite of obstacles and challenges

Courage. What a powerful word! What do you think of when you hear the word courage? Possibly a firefighter rushing into a burning building to save the person trapped inside with no concern for their own safety? Or a bystander jumping into a raging...

Vote 'no' for Cheney High School bond

Please remember to vote this month, and please vote “No” for the Cheney High School bond. The pro-bond information we received in the mail, the automated phone calls and the letters to the editor repeatedly emphasize the crowded condition of...

Refurbished high school is a need

As a parent in the Cheney School District, I urge our community to approve the Cheney High School construction bond in the April 28 election. While a bond in February had majority approval, we narrowly failed to meet the 60 percent of the vote...

Stop using 'it's for the kids' guilt line

As a product of the Cheney School District, I believe we have a commitment to our youth. But not at the expense of fixed income senior citizens through poor planning by the school board. The job of the elected school board is to be efficient and...

West Plains Briefs

Museum seeks phonebooks The Cheney Historical Museum is seeking donations of Cheney phone books from 1970 to 2000. The local phone book has a wealth of historical information. The museum has large gaps in its collection, and no one else in the...

What's Happening on the West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. City of Cheney • April 17, Baby Play and Learn...

Cheney starts comprehensive plan update process

The Cheney Planning Commission is beginning the process of reviewing and updating the city’s comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan is a long-range planning document outlining a community’s goals and polices guiding future land use, the...

Spokane County rescinds seasonal weight restrictions

SPOKANE COUNTY – Spokane County’s Engineering and Roads Division announced April 9 that seasonal weight restrictions have been rescinded on county roads. Seasonal road restrictions usually go into effect in late February or early March and...

Airway Heights' metals projects are progressing

The three large metal manufacturing companies moving into Airway Heights are not quite finished but they continue to progress at their own pace. The Exotic Metals Forming Company, which began...

Airway Heights' public works director search is underway

The city of Airway Heights is quickly taking steps to address its public works director situation. Former director Kelly Williquette, who helmed the Public Works Department beginning in July 2010, left the position back in March after he found a...

Cheney Middle School announces honor roll

Cheney Middle School has released its list of students achieving honor roll status during the 2014-2015 school year third quarter. These names are published below. EIGHTH GRADE 4.0 GPA — Julia Gundlach, Rachel Hove, Sara Nanny, Lincoln Oldham,...

Westwood Middle School reveals Term 3 honor roll

Westwood Middle School announced its honor roll for the third term of the 2014-15 school year. Two hundred and eighty-eight students made the honor roll. These names are published below. EIGHTH GRADE 4.0 —Jordan M. Agee, Avienda R. Anderson,...

Robotic Racers

Joe Gardner (left) atttempts to start his racer while his classmate Delaney Gunther (right) watches. Mia Talley (center) waits for the signal to begin the race from instructor Marcie Dayton (not...

CHS March students of the month

Cheney High School has released its students of the month for March. The students are listed as follows by department, name and class standing: Dallas Brown, health and fitness, senior; Dakota...

NCUR brings thousands of students to EWU

Eastern Washington University’s campus, and Cheney, will be a very busy place in the next few days as the school and community host the 29th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, or NCUR, April 16-18. Eastern will host NCUR for...

NCUR at a glance

• More than 3,000 oral, poster, performance and visual arts presentations. • Over 700 faculty and staff mentors • 390 colleges and universities. • 42 states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. • 60 students from seven countries (Qatar,...

Brown makes Oregon State University honor roll

Cheney’s Amber J. Brown, who is majoring in biology, was one of 3,767 students who earned a 3.5 or better to be named on Oregon State University’s Scholastic Winter Honor Roll. A total of 889 students earned a 4.0. To be on OSU’s honor roll,...

Kirsten Bleeker's adventure in Iceland

Kirsten Bleeker is the daughter of Doug and Carolyn Bleeker who live in Chattaroy. She is my granddaughter. In August of last year, a plane took Kirsten to Iceland where she would see a country that...

Fourth annual 'Remembering Generations - A Family Discovery Day'

This Saturday, April 18, is the fourth annual “Remembering Generations Family Search Symposium — A Family Discovery Day.” The symposium offers the opportunity to use top-notch genealogical resources and techniques. Consultants will be...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church welcomes you for Sunday school and worship. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website www.emmanuelcheney.org or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. United Church of Christ...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago April 14, 2005 Eastern Washington University’s president, Dr. Stephen Jordan, announced he was leaving the school to take a similar position at Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colo. Provost and vice president of academic...

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

One hundred twenty-five years ago in April 1890, the Cheney Enterprise newspaper reported that businesses in Cheney included: Bank of Cheney, Cheney Enterprise newspaper, three dry goods and gents furnishing stores, eight groceries, four saloons,...

Think of the children, support the school bond

I was shocked and saddened by the results of the election, in which the Cheney High School bond did not have enough “Yes” votes to pass. I am concerned as a parent of two elementary students, as well as a professor in health and fitness...

Thomas Craig Stone

Thomas Craig Stone, (a.k.a. Stoney), left us too soon at age 62, on Jan.1, 2015. Our loss was the gain of Heaven's own softball league as they added one hell of a good infielder.  Tommy was...

 
 
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