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Cheney Hydroponics underway

Cheney Hydroponics underway

Cheney's first marijuana production and processing facility is now open for business. Cheney Hydroponics co-owner Bill Youngs updated the City Council about the status of the growing and processing...

Cheney man is one of two victims in Spokane River plane crash

A Cheney man perished in the crash of a light plane that appeared to experience engine problems prior to striking the Spokane River just above Upriver Dam and sinking last Thursday. Richard Runyon was one of two men aboard a 1996 Piper Malibu that...

Getting heard

Airway Heights’ efforts to reach out to residents and improve the community have not gone unnoticed. In a press release, city officials announced that Airway Heights is one of three finalists for the 2015 Voice of the People Transformation award...

Banner Day

Westwood Middle School student Kiearra O'Neal and the rest of her color guard and band members for Cheney and Westwood middle schools performed under perfect weather...

Jarms, Leo's play to 8-8 tie at Waterfront Park

Jarms Hardware and Leo's Photography battled to an 8-8 tie May 7 in a West Plains Little League game between the AAA teams. The game ended after reaching the designated time limit in the sixth...

Cheney girls tennis finishes second in Great Northern League

The Cheney High girls' tennis team wrapped up their regular season on a high note with a 4-3 win against Pullman, May 7. The Blackhawks ended the year with a 6-2 Great Northern League record, 10-4...

Medical Lake tops Lakeside in District baseball

Cory Wagner pitched a 10 strikeout, five-hit complete game and Hudson Petek delivered single in the top of the sixth that scored two runs to lead Medical Lake past Lakeside 3-1 in a first-round, loser out game in the District 7 1A tournament in...

Lady Blackhawks await opponent in district title game

The Cheney High softball team finds itself in an unusual position in the upcoming District 7 playoffs - playing the waiting game. The 18-2 Lady Blackhawks now sit back and watch as other league...

Cardinal softball falls to Gorillas

The bad news for the Medical Lake High School softball team got worse in the form of a losing streak that has been next to impossible it seems to break out of. The good news is there is still time for the Cardinals to turn things around before the...

It's OK to throw in the towel if you are hurt

After the May 2 “Fight of the Century” — and by “Fight of the Century” I mean lackluster bout — between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, I was looking forward to a combat sports smorgasbord that included boxing, kickboxing and UFC....

Cheney defeats Clarkston, EV; advances to GNL title game

After losing their last five games, including an 11-5 loss against Great Northern League regular season champions West Valley, May 5, the Cheney High baseball team entered the postseason with new...

Medical Lake girls' tennis has solid finish

The defending Northeast A League girls champion Medical Lake Cardinals ended up close to scoring a repeat but will finish third in the standings following three straight wins to close the regular season. The Cardinals earned a 3-2 win over Chewelah...

Blackhawks down East Valley, Clarkston to reach title

The Cheney High boys' soccer team solved the riddle that was East Valley and found a way to win their second straight playoff game. Four minutes into the first overtime, the third-seeded Knights...

West Plains Scoreboard

BASEBALL Great Northern League (Through May 9, 2015) League All Games Team W L W L West Valley 12 4 12 4 Pullman 8 8 8 10 Cheney 7 9 10 9 Clarkston 7 9 8 9 East Valley 6 11 6 13 Northeast A League (Through May 9, 2015) League All Games Team W L W L...

Brunell's endorsement of fossil fuels is irresponsible

Don Brunell’s ‘Guest Commentary’ on fossil fuels happened to appear in the Cheney Free Press on my son’s birthday, March 26, 2015. The chronological milestone — he turned 50 — made me consider just how irresponsible Mr. Brunell’s...

To understand science and history, learn to read the dirt

This is a fact: You can’t walk around Eldon Pueblo without stepping on a piece of history. For those who don’t know, Eldon Pueblo is an ancient Native American ruin about a mile east of Flagstaff in Northern Arizona, which is where I spent most...

This 'war on police officers' needs to stop

We all walk out the door every day and never know what lies ahead, but rarely do we ask ourselves, “will we come home?” That might ring differently for members of the law enforcement community as it seems police officers have proven to be...

What's Happening

City of Cheney May 15, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. May 17, Beginning Meditation, community library, 1 – 2 p.m. May 18, Dance Class, Wren Pierson Community Center, 7:15 – 8:15...

West Plains Briefs

Feed Cheney May meal Feed Cheney will be a week early this month because of Memorial Day. The free hot dinner served family style by volunteers, groceries and entertainment will take place Monday, May 18, at Wren Pierson Community Center, 615...

Medical Lake council considers fireworks ban

At its May 5 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council voiced their concerns about fireworks and discussed a possible emergency ban on lighting them in city limits. Medical Lake, along with Airway...

Cheney Fire Department invites public to open house May 16

Cheney Fire Department Lt. Tim Steiner thinks the last time the department held an open house, the city's emergency medical services six-year levy was up for renewal. That would have been Aug. 7,...

Airway Heights patrol car damaged in accident

At approximately 8:40 p.m., on May 5 an inattentive driver unintentionally hit an Airway Heights police car in the parking lot of Northern Quest Casino. According to Sgt. Robert Swan, the vehicle damaged the front passenger side of the patrol car....

Medical Lake discusses law enforcement bill from Spokane County Sheriff's Office

The Medical Lake City Council breezed through a quick agenda at its May 5 meeting. Major John Higgins informed City Council that the city received an increase to the monthly bill from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office for policing services....

Oxigen, attack!

Staff Sgt. Melissa Schmalhorst, 92nd Security Forces Squadron (right), tries to fend off Oxigen (left). Schmalhorst acted as a target during a military working dog demonstration May 11 at Fairchild...

Commission OKs comp plan public process

At it’s regular meeting Monday night, May 11, the Cheney Planning Commission approved a draft of the city’s public participation plan for the upcoming, 18-month-long comprehensive plan update process. According to the plan, public participation...

Twenty local offices on the November election slate

The filing period for individuals wishing to run for public office opened Monday, May 11, at the Spokane County Elections office, and with it the potential for a busy election season on the West Plains. Prospective candidates have until tomorrow,...

Family completes latest journey with college degrees

The family that stays together, well, ummm...graduates together? That seems to be the way of life for a trio of Eastern Washington University students who receive their diplomas Saturday, June 13 at...

Hare named new Cheney High athletic director

Gregg Hare has been named the new athletic director and assistant principal at Cheney High School. Hare replaces current athletic director and assistant principal Jim Missel, who is retiring at the end of June after 33 years in education, 14 years...

West Plains residents make EWU dean's list

Several West Plains and Spangle residents made the Eastern Washington University dean’s list for the 2015 winter quarter Airway Heights — Ericka Rickards. Cheney — Holiel Alboraik, Abdullah Alqasem, Mahmood Alshengeete, Fletcher Aukerman,...

Lion's Club honors Medical Lake students

The Medical Lake Lion’s Club honored 33 students from all district schools at the annual Youth Appreciation Night, May 6, at Medical Lake High School. Hallett Elementary: Eugene Haas, Connor Palmen and Gracelynn Stimson. Michael Anderson...

Fairways Golf Course hosts Blackhawk Scramble

How’s your golf game? Whether it’s in top form or needs improvement, come out to the Fairways Golf Course Saturday, June 13, and take part in the annual Blackhawk Scramble. The scramble is a 9 a.m. shotgun start, and the $70 entry fee includes...

Medical Lake School District to begin late start on Fridays in September

The Medical Lake School District is taking steps to help teachers address new district initiatives, as well as federal and state educational standards — one of them being additional prep time. At its April 28 meeting, the Medical Lake school...

CMS and Westwood bands perform together

The bands from both Cheney School District middle schools, Cheney and Westwood, combined to perform at last Saturday's Junior Lilac Parade in...

Grow your best tomato yet

Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes. Make this your biggest and tastiest tomato harvest yet with proper planting and care. Reduce pest problems and increase the harvest by...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago May 12, 2005 A sudden spring storm dumped nearly an inch of rain on Cheney, forcing storm drains to clog and water to pool on area streets. A packed room of over 40 people showed up in City Council chambers to discuss the pros and cons...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us Sunday. You may also watch our pastor’s sermon on our website emmanuuelcheney.org or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Christian education begins at 9 a.m. for grade school...

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

One hundred years ago on May 8, 1915, the fifth annual May Day Festival was celebrated with a parade of many floats and bands, games, and a dance. Miss Mary Houck was crowned May Day Queen. Learn more about our area’s history at...

Anne B. Holloway

Anne B. Holloway, 78, passed away April 29, 2015 at her home in Airway Heights, Wash. She was born Jan. 9, 1937 in Newbury Berkshire near London, England to William and Peggy Bannister. She graduated ...

Richard "Rich" Lewis Runyon

Richard "Rich" Lewis Runyon, 64, of Cheney died in an airplane crash on Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.  Rich was born on his family farm near Hillsboro, Iowa on Dec. 24, 1950 to Billy and...

Beverly G. Wilcox

Bev was born Oct. 28, 1931, in Spokane, Wash. to Russell and Hazel Gilliam and passed away March 11, 2015.           She was the oldest of three children. She is survived by sister Shirley...

 
 
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