Dachshund Rescue NW brings hope to dogs

Just on the outskirts of Airway Heights, there is a facility called Dachshund Rescue NW that has been operating since 1991. But it isn't like any other kind of place, as it is operated by volunteer...

Cheney proceeds with Well 3 design

The city of Cheney is proceeding with work on the estimated $1.8 million redevelopment of its domestic water well No. 3, despite not having all of the funding needed to pay for the work. At their April 10 meeting, the City Council approved a...

Dogs pulled from defunct Medical Lake missile site

It was hardly like the exploits of World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush or Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini, all of whom spent seemingly endless time lost at sea...

Planning Commission approves of Sunset expansion planning

The Airway Heights Planning Commission had a straight-forward meeting on April 11 that included two public hearings. The first one was on the Garfield street project. The city performed a SEPA review for the second phase of the project that...

Airway Heights seeks center money

A public hearing was held at the Airway Heights April 16 City Council meeting on proposed grant applications to the state Recreation and Conservation Office for improvements to the future recreation center. The organizations included are the grants...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 9 Daniel D. Powell, 21, was arrested on the 1600 block of Second Street for third-degree malicious mischief. A mental health issue was reported at Cheney High School. Third-degree theft was reported on the 300 block of North Seventh...

John Merrick resigns Medical Lake council seat

The tenure of one of Medical Lake's newest City Councilmen, John Merrick, ended well short of the time intended when he tendered his resignation and the City Council accepted that move in a unanimous ...

Huey Lewis cancels Northern Quest show, 2018 tour

Due to health concerns, Huey Lewis has cancelled his entire 2018 tour and will no longer be performing at Northern Quest Resort & Casino on Aug. 19.  "Two and a half months ago, just before a...

Cheney council approves street grant application

Water wasn’t the only issue Cheney City Council members tackled at the April 10 meeting. The council approved a request from the Public Works Department to apply for funding from three grant programs run through the Spokane Regional...

Washington's summer fire rules officially began April 15

OLYMPIA – Even with this wet, rainy spring, Washington's summer fire rules officially began Sunday, April 15, as specified by state law.   "Whether fire season is delayed or not, Washington's...

Rough week for ML baseball

It was, to say the least, a week that most would rather forget in the Medical Lake community. And that seemed most certain for the Cardinal baseball team which went winless in three Northeast A League games, losing 5-1 at home to Riverside on April...

Auto crash claims Cardinal track athlete

A trip to catch a school bus to a track meet turned tragic early last Saturday morning. Washington State Patrol troopers say an SUV with four Medical Lake High School student-athletes on board...

CHS soccer splits week's games

The Cheney High School boys soccer team went 1-1 during the week with a 3-2 victory over West Valley followed by a 2-1 loss to East Valley. The Blackhawks are now 2-6 in the GNL and 3-8 overall. On April 10 at West Valley, the Eagles got on the...

Medical Lake rallies for dramatic softball victory

Because of the wet, wet, wet spring weather last week, Medical Lake played just one softball game. But it is one that those involved will remember for a while as the Cardinals scored a come-from-behind 7-6 Northeast A League victory at Freeman on...

EWU athletics director finalists are named

A pool of 50 applicants has been drained to leave just two finalists for the position of Eastern Washington University's athletics director. Current Utah Valley University AD Vince Otoupal and EWU's...

Blackhawks down West Valley in boys track and field

Cheney High’s boys track and field team stayed unbeaten in Great Northern League dual meet competition with a 77-68 win at West Valley last Wednesday. The Blackhawks won 11 of 17 events to run their record to 3-0 in the GNL. Charles Johnson and...

Locals excel at Pelluer Invite

The Eastern Washington University track and field team had successful marks throughout the day at the 46th Annual Pelluer Invitational April 14 with Medical Lake freshman Lexi Rolan and sophomore...

Keeper's name incorrect

Due to a reporter’s error, the name of Medical Lake soccer goalkeeper Taye Jones was incorrect in last week’s... Full story

Cheney track and field girls remain unbeaten in GNL

The Cheney High School girls track and field squad downed West Valley 85-65 last Wednesday to run their Great Northern League dual meet record to 3-0. The Blackhawks capped that with a first place team finish at their own Van Kuren Invitational....

Lady Blackhawks get revenge with Sandpoint win

Last year, Cheney High’s softball team saw their season-opening nine-game winning streak snapped in a 5-3 loss at Idaho 4A Sandpoint, with all of the Bulldogs runs coming in a long third inning. This year, the Lady Blackhawks came in to...

Stormy Daniels is an unwelcome tempest

I can’t feel sorry for Stormy Daniels. This saga shows American politics at its worse. For those who haven’t followed the scandal in detail, let me recap the sequence of events as I understand them. In 2006, a sleazy British tabloid claimed a...

Roundabouts are about going - not stopping

“I’ll be the roundabout The words will make you out ‘n’ out I spend the day your way Call it morning driving thru the sound and in and out the valley.” In 1971 while touring Scotland, the English progressive rock band Yes traveled from...

Secretary Perry's coal bailout is a raw deal for the taxpayers

An independent government agency saved Americans from a massive de facto tax hike. Energy Secretary Rick Perry had proposed a multibillion-dollar bailout of failing coal and nuclear power plants. He wanted to give these plants taxpayer-funded...

Eastern Washington partners on faculty recruiting and retention program

A new partnership will give Eastern Washington University more resources to recruit and retain faculty members from underrepresented populations. EWU has received “affiliate” partner status as a non-doctoral (PhD) granting institution with the...

CHS nets four champions at FBLA conference

Cheney High School Future Business Leaders of America students spent the latter part of their spring break competing at the State Business Leadership Conference in Bellevue, April 4-7. The Blackhawks ...

Cheney High's Suominen named Spokane Scholar winner

Cheney High School senior Rachel Suominen was one of 24 area students to receive awards at the 26th annual Spokane Scholars Foundation banquet Monday, April 16, at the Spokane Convention Center....

West Plains Briefs

Cheney blood drive April 27 The Inland Northwest Blood Center together with Cheney community volunteers led by coordinator Duane Isaac will hold a blood drive on Friday, April 27, from 1:30 – 4:45 p.m. at the Marketplace Bakery & Eatery on First...

Shade gardening beyond hostas

A shady spot provides welcome relief from the summer heat; but it can make growing a beautiful garden a bit more challenging. Take heart, your landscape may receive more sunlight than you suspect and ...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred twenty-five years ago in 1893, Cheney held a special election after the Governor vetoed money to replace the Normal School. They approved a bond of $19,000 to build a new brick public school. They also agreed that it would be used by...

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • April 20, Master Gardeners: Cheney Plant Clinic and Information booth, community library, 1 – 5 p.m. • April 24, Flightless Birds running club, Barrelhouse Pub & Pizza, 6 p.m. • April 24, Cheney Book Club discusses “Hidden... Full story

From the archives: 1988

Police Chief Jerry Gardner checked out the marijuana plants confiscated during an arrest. Police estimated the nine large plants, all between five and...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago April 17, 2008 At the Cheney City Council meeting, council approved a resolution rejecting a bid to replace well No. 6. Janeen Van Slyk of Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars received a donation from members of the Blue Waters Bluegrass...

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Everyone is invited to be with us for an hour Sunday mornings. We are a community of seekers and we welcome people in all stages of spiritual journey and all diversities of life value. Pastor Rev. David Krueger-Duncan...

Duane Lawrence Gillingham

Duane Lawrence Gillingham, a lifelong resident of Cheney, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 7, 2018 at the age of 57. Duane was an outstanding football player at Cheney High School. He... Full story

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