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McKindsay Dow spent summer helping students learn English

Medical Lake joins Cheney for municipal court services

At its Aug. 19 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council passed an interlocal agreement with Cheney for providing municipal court services and facilities. The contract is effective Sept. 1. Under the agreement, Cheney will provide administration, a...

It's not a dorm key

Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove (right) presented the key to the city to ESPN commentator and Eastern Washington University alumnus Colin Cowherd during last Saturday's "Tailgating Begins Here" rally...

Council talks noise and yard nuisances

At its Aug. 25 study session, the Airway Heights City Council addressed some noise and yard concerns in the city. Airway Heights Police Chief Lee Bennett said the Police Department received a written complaint from a resident on Hazelwood Road...

Sparing use of military equipment

Cheney Police Chief John Hensley and department Cmdr. Rick Campbell want residents to know the department does not have any automatic weapons. In fact, the majority of items used by Cheney Police are all of law enforcement and not military grade...

High school bond headed to voters

The Cheney School District board of directors voted 4-1 to authorize a Feb. 10, 2015 ballot measure seeking voter approval of $44,885,830 in general obligations bonds to fund expansion and remodeling of the district’s high school. The money would...

Tripp Ice Bucket Challenge

Airway Heights City Manager Albert Tripp (left) closes his eyes as Sean Widmer (right) rains down ice upon him. Tripp took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because of his family and friends affected by...

Eastern follows right script in win over Sam Houston

There was little evidence of stage fright in the No. 1-ranked Eastern Washington University Eagles last Saturday. They, in fact, performed quite well on ESPN's national television spotlight where...

Big fourth quarter leads Eagles past Bearkats

The Kat is finally off the Eagles' back. Using the second of two Blair Bomber touchdown catches to break a 21-all tie, and then a Zach Wimberly run for a score that gave Eastern Washington...

Pep-rally helps get football weekend underway

Eastern Washington University graduate and national ESPN radio personality Colin Cowherd said the last time he remembers attending a football game at his alma mater, the crowd in front of him at last ...

Big challenge for Eastern's next opponent, Montana Western

The last time the Montana Western Bulldogs came to Cheney it rained both cats and dogs, and touchdowns. That was Aug. 31, 2007, when after nearly a one-hour weather delay due to lightning and a heavy downpour, Eastern sophomore quarterback Matt...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, Aug. 30, EWU hosts Montana Western, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, EWU at University of Washington, noon. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Friday, Sept. 5,...

U.S. ill equipped to deal with mass migration of refugees

Since the beginning of this year, more than 50,000 children, mostly teens, but others as young as nine or 10, some younger, have swarmed across America’s southern border. Officials expect the number to exceed 70,000 by yearend. They are escaping...

Suicide affects everyone in one way or another

The death of comedian Robin Williams sparked many pleas for people to seek help if they feel like they want to take their own life. Everyone, from children to adults, experiences some sort of depression. Getting through it depends on the depth, how...

West Plains Briefs

Ice Age Floods kiosk dedicated The Cheney-Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute is holding a ceremony to dedicate the new Ice Age Floods kiosk in Cheney. The kiosk is located at the city visitor’s information center on First Street... Full story

Feed Medical Lake receives $5,000 grant

Feed Medical Lake and the St. John’s Lutheran Church received a $5,000 “Lutheran Community Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need” grant from the Thrivent Financial Foundation, earlier this month. Founded in 2011, Feed Medical Lake serves over 100...

Cleone's Closet changes location

Cleone's Closet Thrift Store in Airway Heights is temporarily closing its doors as it moves to its new location at 1615 S. Lyons Road, right behind Stimson's Contracting. Cleone's Closet is a part of ...

Special delivery

A skydiver from West Plains Skydiving delivers the game ball to Roos Field prior to Eastern Washington's nationally-televised season opener with Sam...

From missiles to math books - Cheney School District dedicates new support site

Theoretically, with a pair of good binoculars, on a clear day a person can see every school in the Cheney School District from the top of 2,884-foot Needham Hill. The hill officially became the...

Medical Lake School District to implement more STEM elements

The Medical Lake School District is ready to kick off another year of their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. STEM coordinator Ann Everett said Medical Lake would once again launch a Project Lead the Way curriculum. She said...

ML students qualify for Laureate Society

Danielle Burris and Donna Schrock, both of Medical Lake, have been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for spring semester 2014. The student(s) qualified for the academic honor society by maintaining a grade-point average of at least...

McKindsay Dow spent summer helping students learn English

(Editor's Note: McKindsay Dow is Luella Dow's granddaughter) McKindsay Dow, Wayne Dow's daughter, spent around 50 hours this summer as a volunteer with three other students from Gonzaga Prep Higth...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 2, 2004 Property crimes were up in Medical Lake and a citywide juvenile curfew was suggested as one way to help quell the problem. Cheney residents who lived in property adjacent...

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • Tuesdays through Sept. 23, Cheney Farmers Market, City Hall parking lot, 2 – 7 p.m. • Aug. 28, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Sept. 1, Labor Day. All... Full story

Churches

Cheney United Church of Christ After the regular worship service at 10 a.m., pastor Dave Krueger-Duncan and the church council invite all congregants and friends of Cheney UCC to the barbecue lunch this coming Sunday. This is not a potluck. All...

Catherine Palmer

Catherine Palmer (age 74) of Cheney and Pullman, Wash, entered into rest Aug. 16 after a battle with lymphoma at the Avalon Care Center in Pullman. She was born in Seattle, April 9, 1940 to Adell and ... Full story

John Keith Malcolm Geary

John Keith Malcolm Geary, (age 80) passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, Aug. 24, 2014 after being diagnosed with stomach cancer just two weeks earlier. John was born on July 2, 1934 in Potters... Full story