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Medical Lake library showcases local educator's artifact collection

cheney proposes moving portion of railway along sr 904

Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove believes that if you're going to point out a problem then you should also think about offering a solution. For Trulove and other city officials, the problem is the...

EWU draws national research event

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Come mid-April, don’t think your calendar is out of sync when the Eastern Washington University campus is buzzing with activity like a fall football weekend. The uptick in visitors will be due to the National...

Cheney buys pole trailer

The Cheney City Council conducted a couple financial transactions at its final regular meeting in February. Tuesday night, Feb. 24, the council unanimously approved the sale of a 4,000 square foot piece of property in Golden Hills Phase II Addition...

And I add it to...

Snowdon Elementary School Principal Shawna Fraser explains to third-grade student Shaelynn Lowry some of her cooking uses for basil during an herb planting activity as part of the school's Heart...

Medical Lake City Council continues curbside recycling discussions

Curbside recycling once again took center stage at the Feb. 17 Medical Lake City Council meeting. City Administrator Doug Ross informed the council and everyone in attendance that after calculating the costs, the residents would pay an additional...

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao superfight brings a culture together

As soon as I read that Floyd Mayweather signed a contract to fight Manny Pacquiao, I pinched myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. After the part of my arm started to turn a shade of purple, I realized I was still at home and the announcement...

Cardinal girls bumped in third-round game

Four more wins and a berth in the district playoffs have first-year Medical Lake girls' basketball head coach Kyle Lundberg pumped and wishing the 2015-16 season started tomorrow. A 58-41 loss to...

Medical Lake flames out in 1A district playoffs

One of the hottest teams in the 1A basketball ranks had its flame quickly snuffed. The Medical Lake boys, winners of eight of their last nine games exited the District 7 tournament Friday, Jan. 20 at ...

Plenty of goodies up for grabs at Blackhawk Auction

When Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan found tackle Gary Gilliam in the end zone for a touchdown pass on a fake field goal attempt in the NFC championship game against Green Bay, he made history. The ...

Cheney High hosts basketball regional round

If you’re still looking for some quality high school basketball action, look no further than the Cheney High School gym this weekend. Cheney is the host site for regional boys and girls state playoff basketball games in the 1B, 2B, 1A and 2A...

Eastern women win streak at six

Getting back to some basics has been the fuel that has propelled the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team back into contention for a Big Sky Conference regular season title. The Eagles won for the sixth straight time this past week at Reese...

EWU men lose lead

The going got a little rugged for the Eastern Washington men’s basketball team in their journey to the southwest part of the Big Sky Conference. And the stumble the Eagles took tumbled them out of the league lead with four games remaining....

Babcock finishes seventh at state in 200 freestyle

History repeated itself for one member of the Cheney High boy’s swim team at the 2A state championships Feb. 20-21, at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Trevor Babcock once again finished seventh in the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Thursday, Feb. 26, EWU hosts Montana State, 6:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, EWU hosts Montana, 2:05 p.m. Thursday, March 5, EWU at Idaho...

Ferguson finishes third at Mat Classic, Waterman eighth

Cheney High wrestling head coach Brad Rasmussen knew Michael Ferguson and Devon Waterman had what it takes to advance far in the Mat Classic XXVI state championships, Feb. 20-21, at the Tacoma Dome and he was not disappointed. In his first trip to...

Johns' proposal is not the answer

Bill Johns has argued that renovations to Cheney High School can be accomplished for $11.65 million. He presented this option to the citizens’ committee, school board and in newspapers.  The truth is that his plan is simply inadequate. While...

U.S. should be silent partner in war against ISIS

Somebody is going to have to cut the cancer out. When it comes down to defining a strategy on how to deal with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or of Iraq and the Levant, depending on your preference, that statement is pretty much it in a...

Inslee's carbon fuels folly could halt transportation bill

You had to like that nice Christmas present, and maybe some of the extra cash with gas costing under $1.75 a gallon provided, right? I know my wife and I enjoyed saving about $300 a month from the fuel bills that were nothing short of overwhelming...

Voting "no" is not against kids

The notion that the NO vote for the high school bond issue was a vote against kids lacks respect of possible voter wisdom, or more importantly, people’s pocketbooks. In the early 1990’s Cheney school district officials put forth a bond issue to...

Students need more space

As I watched the drama performance this past Friday at Eastern’s Showalter Hall, something seemed to be not quite right. Watching my fellow high school students perform very admirably on a stage that wasn’t their own seemed again, not quite...

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • Feb. 27, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Feb. 27, Free AARP Tax-Aide, community library, 12 – 5 p.m. • Feb. 28, The Big Read: Dog Sled Racing/Mushing,”...

West Plains Briefs

Java and Jazz fundraiser The Medical Lake middle school and high school jazz bands present “Swingin’ Under the Stars Jazz Band Dance” fundraiser Friday, Feb. 27, at the middle school. There will also be a swing dance demonstration. Admission...

ML Deer Committee prepares for March 28 seminar

At its Feb. 11 meeting, the Medical Lake Citizens Deer Advisory Committee worked out some of the details of their education and public outreach efforts. The committee set March 28 as the tentative date for its education seminar at City Hall....

Cannonballs away!

Veronica Messing and her son Chase (center) attempt to launch miniature cannonballs at the pirate ship. The Messings were one of several families who attended the Airway Heights Parks and Recreation...

At Cheney Les Schwab, it's Sparky and just Sparky

Walk into Cheney's Les Schwab store and ask for Ferrel Kaminski, and you'll likely get some blank stares from the staff. Walk in and ask for Sparky, and you'll eventually come face to face with a...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 16 A missing person was reported on 100 block of I Street. The individual was later found. Feb. 18 The Cheney Police Department assisted the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office on Curtis Road on a one-car, minor injury rollover accident....

Airway Heights City Council approves public defender contracts

The Airway Heights City Council breezed through a quick agenda at its Feb. 17 meeting. The council approved a contract with Joshua Maurer, of Maurer Law, to provide public defender services for $4,000 a month. They also approved a conflict public...

Vintage Medical Lake banknote to be auctioned in South Carolina

A small piece of Medical Lake history is going to be sold on the other side of the country. Manifest Auctions, a company based out of Greenville S.C., will be auctioning off a $20 banknote, on Feb....

Sudden turn injures two in Cheney

Two people were injured last Tuesday evening in a two-car collision on the 2600 block of First Street in Cheney. The collision took place around 7:30 p.m. when a vehicle northbound on First Street entered the center lane to make a left turn into...

Westwood Middle School announces fall quarter honor roll

EIGHTH GRADE 4.0 — Jordan M. Agee, Avienda R. Anderson, Brittney E. Barnes, Jacob H. Berman, Nicolas J. Berman, Crystalee J. Burts, Camden J. Butikofer, Katherine M. Clemens, Alyson J. Dassow, Wyatt C. Ekstrom, Kaitren J. Fisher, Samuel B. Fix,...

St. Claire receives Classified Employee of the Year

Betz Elementary School head custodian Cecilia (Cissy) St. Claire has been named the Cheney School District's Classified Employee of the Year and was honored at the school board's Feb. 11 meeting. St. ...

Cheney High School January students of the month

Cheney High School officials have released the list of students named as January Students of the Month. They are Ryan Axtell, language arts, junior; Hailey Bridges, world languages, junior; Joseph Burdick, vocal music, senior; Taylor Calvert,...

Medical Lake announces first semester honor roll

Medical Lake High School announced their honor roll for the first semester of the 2014-15 school year. SENIORS Principal’s Honor Roll — 4.0–3.5 Anna Becher, Nikolaj J. Beuchert, Justin L. Brundage, Stephanie T. Burris, Breena M. Cannon,...

School board celebrates Medical Lake levy passage

The Medical Lake school board was in high spirits at its Feb. 17 meeting after the district’s maintenance and operations renewal levy passed 1,433-768 (65.11 percent). The levy rate will be $2.20 per $1,000 assessed property valuation for the...

Sowing and hooping

Snowdon Elementary School second-grade student Morgan Ray plants herbs in her specially prepared pot while fourth-grader Sienna Krizenesky demonstrates her Hula Hoop skills in activities taking place ...

SEEING DOUBLE DUO Feb. 27

Acclaimed New York City violinist Sarah Whitney and award-winning Eastern Washington University lecturer in violin/viola Dr. Julia Salerno are teaming up to perform a variety of works from Baroque to ...

Floyd and Carrie Low's love resulted from an act of determination

Carrie Low said, "When I met Floyd I was 17. Floyd was a senior in high school. He was the only one in his family to graduate from high school. He was determined to get acquainted with me. He found...

Medical Lake library showcases local educator's artifact collection

Residents who visit the Medical Lake library and step into the cozy area with the fireplace will notice the wooden caabao statue at the top of a large cabinet. The caribou is one of many artifacts...

Lots to remember for 109-year-old Flossie Dickey

When you live to be 109 years old, you end up with a lot of memories. So many that sometimes it's difficult to keep things straight, Cheney Care Center resident Flossie Dickey said as she celebrated ...

Jongeward helps local non-profit for Eagle Scout award

Cheney resident and local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Boy Scout Troop member, Brock Jongeward earned his Eagle Scout award by helping a local non-profit company. Jongeward was...

StageWest production promises to have you 'Exit Laughing'

StageWest Community Theatre’s proudly presents “Exit Laughing” by Paul Elliott. Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Co. “Exit Laughing” premiered in the American Association of Community Theatre’s AACT...

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

One hundred years ago in 1915, Cheney’s volunteer fire department requested that the city provide all of the firefighting equipment and waterproof clothing, as well as maintain the fire station. Learn more about our area’s history at...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Feb. 24, 2005 A home building construction boom appeared to be on the horizon for the land adjacent to the Fairways Golf Course with upwards of 92 lots for sale. The proposal to erect a new cell phone tower behind Bills Tavern in...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website www.emmanuelcheney.com or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney....

James (Jim) Ray Hunt

James (Jim) Ray Hunt James (Jim) Ray Hunt, age 69 of Cheney, passed away Jan. 31, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. Jim was born Sept. 14, 1945, in Newport News, Va. He married Janet Mayfield in 1971, in...

Pauline A. Herrbach

A memorial service was held Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 for Pauline (Pauly) Agnes Johnson Herrbach at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home, 5100 W. Wellesley Ave, Spokane. Pauly passed peacefully Monday, Feb. 16 at...

 
 
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