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Cheney vehicles targeted in theft waves

Cheney police are investigating a rash of thefts from motor vehicles that struck two residential areas in the city this past week. Between Nov. 19 – 22, 19 incidents of third-degree theft and one second-degree theft were reported, most taking...

Medical Lake just says no

The city of Medical Lake finally made a decision on the business side of marijuana. At its Nov. 18 meeting, the City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits the production, processing and retail of marijuana products within city limits. The...

Slightly West of Spokane art tour brings three artists to Cheney

The fifth annual Slightly West of Spokane Artists Studio Tour happens this Saturday, Nov. 29, with something slightly new being added. This year’s tour will give people in Cheney who can’t make the entire tour loop a chance to see the works of...

Aero-Flite brings air operations to Spokane International

The next generation in aerial firefighting has come to Spokane County. In a Nov. 20 ceremony at a former Air National Guard hangar, officials from Washington state, Spokane County and Spokane International Airport (SIA) announced that Aero-Flite...

Mama, don't let the FCS playoffs grow up to be the FBS playoffs

For those of us who thought the Football Championship Subdivision had everything figured out when it came to the postseason, we may want to think again. In fact, it maybe the FCS is coming down with a little FBS-playoff case of the flu, or possibly...

Eastern men stumble at Southern Methodist, 77-68

Eastern Washington found out what it’s like to really play catch–up in a basketball game. Facing a formerly No. 22 ranked Southern Methodist University (2-2) team that had just finished a two-game road trip winless — including a 72-56 loss at...

Medical Lake medalists

The 2014 Medical Lake Special Olympics Bowling Team claimed five gold medals, six silvers and three bronze at district competition, Nov. 8, at Lilac Bowling Lanes in Spokane. Gold medal winners included: Maeghan and Rick Arnold, Robby Bartcher and...

Eastern's big second half keys 56-34 win over PSU

Start strong, finish fast. That’s the motto by which the Eastern Washington University football team lives. And it’s exactly what they did last Friday night in a 56-34 Big Sky Conference football win over Portland State at soggy Providence Park...

History to be made in Eastern's playoff match-up

Regardless of which team emerges from Saturday’s opening round Football Championship Subdivision playoff in Missoula between the University of Montana and the University of San Diego Toreros, history will be made in the next round. Either USD and...

Foul-troubled Eastern women stumble at SMU

Early foul trouble spelled problems in the end for the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team, which suffered its first loss of the season, 69-53 to Southern Methodist University Nov. 22 in Dallas, Texas. The game, played before the Eastern...

Hill wins BSC Special Teams award

Eastern Washington University junior wide receiver/kickoff returner Shaq Hill received ROOT SPORTS Special Teams Player of the Week honors from the Big Sky Conference after having a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in EWU’s 56-34...

Eagles up for national football awards

The voting lists for the Walter Payton Award given to the top player in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision were announced Nov. 24 and  EWU’s Vernon Adams and Cooper Kupp are both on the ballot. Adams was the 2013 runner-up and Kupp won...

Mitchell leads Stampeders to Grey Cup

Former Eastern Eagle Bo Levi Mitchell completed 14 of 22 passes for 336 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Calgary Stampeders to a 43-18 win Nov. 23 over the rival Edmonton Eskimos, earning his team a berth in the Canadian Football League’s...

Caring for our community - including our four legged friends

By NANCY HILL Contributor Every day when I come home from work my dog Zoey meets me at the door. I adopted her from SCRAPS last year, when she was only 5 weeks old. Her mother was killed and she was abandoned along with her littermates. A Good...

The continuing creep of Christmas blurs holiday season

Christmas in July. It’s a familiar phrase sometimes heard in the middle of summer when good fortune shines down upon someone. But it’s unlikely to occur here as it actually does in the Southern Hemisphere where the seasons flip flop. Our summer...

Letters

Cheney Outreach can use your help By now you’ve probably seen some of the many decorated collection boxes around Cheney. Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids, a program of Cheney Outreach, works hard to see that no child in Cheney goes without...

Airway Heights reviews citizens survey

The city of Airway Heights got an idea of future goals and priorities for the next year after they reviewed the results of a citizens survey. City Manager Albert Tripp presented the results to the City Council during its Oct. 27 retreat. Tripp said...

Hammonds continue Marie's legacy

Brad Hammond and his wife UnHui reopened Marie’s Tailor Shop — now called Marie’s Alternations Too — on 1309 S. Lawson St. back in August. After Hammond retired from the trucking profession, his wife UnHui asked if they could move to the...

Buri's report sends mixed messages to EWU board

David Buri, director of government relations at Eastern Washington University, brought the school’s board of trustees up to date on his work across the mountains in Olympia during the group’s Nov. 21 meeting. Buri offered his thoughts on how...

Airway Heights discusses Highway 2 project and possible memorial

The beautification of Highway 2 was one of the discussion topics at the Nov. 12 Airway Heights Planning Commission meeting. Planning Services Director Derrick Braaten presented a draft of the Highway 2 beautification project put together by Kirsten...

Cheney school board hears new graduation requirements

The Cheney School District board of directors held its first reading of both the policy and procedure for revising high school graduation requirements as part of a modified agenda at its Nov. 12 meeting. The agenda was modified due to tabling of...

Popcorn fundraiser a success

The Medical Lake Junior Honor Society raised $500 from their popcorn fundraiser and collected over 300 gifts for the Junior League of Spokane. From left to right: Tricia Morgan, Josh Marsh, Belen Armendarez, Judy Dunbar, Chloe Haynes and David...

Medical Lake school board approves levy proposal

The Medical Lake School District is getting ready to renew their general levy, though it appears there will be no changes. At its Nov. 18 meeting, the school board of directors approved a resolution for a Feb. 10, 2015, vote on renewing the...

'The old red barn'

Tell this story to your children: Mother Deer, a white-tailed beauty, was a careful supervisor for her daughter, Angela, as she guided her through the farmer’s field. Mother Deer also kept a watch over those around her. Little Angela now has...

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 • Nov. 29, Fifth Annual Slightly...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome this Sunday, Nov. 30, to worship with us at Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m. Christian education begins at 9 a.m. Fellowship follows the worship service. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons on...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Dec. 2, 2004 Medical Lake was one of four law enforcement agencies in the area participating in the “Drive Hammered, Get Nailed” driving under the influence program to combat drunk driving over the holidays. Multiple sold signs...

 
 
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