Lucid employee's body found in Four Lakes

The man who shot and kidnapped an employee of a marijuana shop in Cheney on Sept. 10 has been captured, and the body of his alleged victim found off a street in Four Lakes last Friday. Yakima Police...

Movin' on up

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Recently at a Medical Lake City Council meeting, City Administrator Doug Ross informed the members that in all likelihood they were about to jump into the big fish pond. As the city approached, and actually surpassed...

Roads, interlocal agreements dominate council meeting

An interlocal agreement with Cheney to provide police department data service was the main topic of discussion by the Airway Heights City Council Sept. 18 meeting. Since 2008, the city has been using the service through Cheney. In 2016, there was...

Caution needed in school zones

Cheney police and firefighters, along with Cheney High School administrators, assist a 17-year-old male who was struck by a car while crossing North Sixth Street as school got out Monday afternoon....

Good read

Eastern Washington University quarterback Gage Gubrud visited Salnave Elementary School on Sept. 19 to read to third-graders. Prior to reading book, Gubrud answered a variety of questions from the...

Airway Heights commission gets transportation details

At the Sept. 13 Planning Commission meeting in Airway Heights, the board was presented information on the current Transportation Circulation Plan details just like the City Council received a few days prior on Sept. 11. The commission held a public...

When marauding dogs attack

Four cats have been killed and two more injured by a pair of dogs that also might be responsible for a similar attack in Cheney in June. According to reports from several residents in the area of Avalon Place, Golden Hills and Centennial Park, a...

Cheney commission recommends parking changes to City Council

Cheney’s Planning Commission is sending a recommendation to the City Council for making changes regarding residential parking in the city. Those changes mainly affect multifamily development, although the original draft proposal included...

Fairchild celebrates 75th in grand fashion

Fairchild Air Force Base concluded its celebration of a 75th birthday in grand fashion Saturday, Sept. 16 with 850 guests in attendance at the 2017 Air Force Ball. The event packed three banquet...

Rassier named Yard of the Month

Cheney resident Tina Rassier's home at 320 Buena Vista Drive has been selected the September Yard of the Month by the Cheney Garden and Kiwanis clubs. Rassier receives a $25 gift certification from...

Woodburn winner - again!

There certainly must be something in the air when it comes to having success at the Woodburn, Ore. drag strip for Medical Lake's Justin Cooper (foreground), who on Sept. 17 won his second National...

Schools stand together: 'FREEMAN STRONG'

Combine having to play one of the Northeast A League's top teams along with the emotion that the Freeman Scotties brought to the field last Friday night and an already uphill battle quickly became a...

Cheney volleyball remains perfect with three more wins

It’s not easy playing three matches in three days, but the Cheney High School volleyball team made that feat look easy last week. The Lady Blackhawks didn’t drop a game in downing — in order — West Valley, North Central and Clarkston, the...

Progress, but no wins for ML volleyball

Medical Lake volleyball had a winless week, but were ever so close to earning their first set victory of the season. In the span of four days, the Cardinals lost 3-0 matches to Newport, Riverside and Colville. Following a 14-25, 11-25, 10-25 loss...

Eastern, Montana open Big Sky play

Two years ago the Montana Grizzlies laid a real licking on Eastern Washington, 57-16 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula. With the momentum of a huge non-conference win on the road in New York ...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, Sept. 23, EWU at Montana, 5:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, EWU hosts Sacramento State, 1:35 p.m. COLLEGE SOCCER Friday, Sept. 22, EWU...

Showdown at Fairways will feature regional top runners

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Derek Slaughter’s brainchild came about in conversation with the guy who used to occupy his current slot as Cheney High School boys cross country head coach — Jay Martin. The two conversed, as have many others who follow...

Cheney football falls 56-10 at Post Falls; Eisenhower is next

The Cheney High School Blackhawks took on Post Falls, the 5A Inland Empire League school powerhouse, last Friday and fell 56-10. “We played a very good Post Falls team,” head coach Bobby Byrd said. “I imagine they are going to do well in...

Cards' cross country measures up

Smokey skies took away a critical warm-up race for Medical Lake’s cross country team when the Highlander Invitational at Shadle Park was cancelled on Sept. 9. But things are more clear for the Cards, and their head coach Gene Blankenship...

Geiger scores the goals in Cardinals' wins

Quantity or quality, Medical Lake’s Makayla Geiger has both covered on the soccer pitch. The record setting senior forward exhibited both last week as the Cardinals won a pair of matches, 2-1in a Northeast A League contest Sept. 12 at Riverside...

'What Happened' leaves key questions unanswered

It was perhaps appropriate that the release of Hillary Clinton’s book, “What Happened,” came in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Harvey. The tour to promote the tale of arguably the most astonishing political defeat in this nation’s history...

Many discussions needed post-Freeman

If not for the quick thinking of a school custodian, and a jammed rifle, the Sept. 13 shooting at Freeman High School could have been worse — much worse. Not to lessen the impact of one student killed, three others wounded and dozens of lives...

Setting a worldwide 'PACE'

Windsor Elementary School and Westwood Middle School students combined to celebrate Partners Advancing Character Education’s (PACE) Worldwide Character Day. Schools, families, businesses and organizations were invited to take part in a variety of...

StageWest's 'Academia Nuts' seeks to answer some important questions

What is going on with the door? To find out come to one of StageWest’s performances this weekend of the Gregg Kreutz’s comedy “Academia Nuts,” directed by Harry Schafer and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc....

West Plains Briefs

Cheney book group meets on Sept. 26 The Book Discussion Group of the Friends of the Cheney Community Library will meet on Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the library reading room. The book “Lab Girl,” by Hope Jahren will be discussed. Special guest...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred years ago in 1917, Mrs. Otto Turk took over the photography studio formerly owned by A.A. Ames. Mrs. Turk installed a large camera for portraits, as well as handling Kodak photo finishing for customers. Learn more about our area’s...

Cheney police warn of IRS, Hurricane Harvey scams

Natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey over Labor Day weekend and most recently Hurricane Irma usually create an outpouring of support from individuals throughout the country. Unfortunately, they also create an outpouring of groups and/or...

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. Cheney • Sept. 24, Mushroom Foraging, community...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 20, 2007 One re-running, longtime councilman and first-time challenger were in the race for Medical Lake City Council Position 6. Twelve-year Councilman Sam Julagay and local business owner John Paikuli, both Medical Lake...

Churches

Cheney Community Church Cheney Community Church is hosting a women’s Bible study fellowship satellite group. Women from Cheney and the West Plains are invited to attend. They meet Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m. in the fellowship hall, lower level at the...

Setting the PACE

Windsor Elementary School and Westwood Middle School students combined to celebrate Partners Advancing Character Education's (PACE) Worldwide Character Day. Schools, families, businesses and... Full story

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