Sheriff investigates sex photos

The Spokane Country Sheriff’s Office has cautioned that an investigation into a reported discovery of sexually explicit material found in a Medical Lake home will not likely be finished anytime soon. “Because of the number of people who could...

Department of Social and Health Services launches new military skills job-search tool

Veterans or those leaving military service have a new tool to use when searching for employment with Washington state. The “Military Skills Translator” is an easy-to-navigate search engine being provided by the state Department of Social and...

Cheney Merchants Association holiday mixer is Dec. 7

The Cheney Merchants Association will hold its annual holiday mixer on Thursday, Dec. 7 starting at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Cheney at 111 Betz Road. This event offers an opportunity for members of the business community to not only...

Do You Know Who These Fraud Suspects Are?

 Spokane County Sheriff's Office Investigative Task Force (ITF) Detectives would like your help identifying the suspects in these photos.  The unidentified people pictured are suspected of...

Best Impression Dental plans June opening

The goal to operate a new dental practice is taking shape in Medical Lake for city residents. "It's always been our dream to own and operate a dental office, and I couldn't think of a better place to ...

Harbolt just barely ahead in ML race

Tony Harbolt is cautiously optimistic that the roller coaster election for Medical Lake's City Council Position No. 4 is finally over. In a tug from the news of 70 years ago, the race for Medical...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Nov. 13 Two bicycles were found on the 2700 block of Oxford Lane. A black bicycle was found on the 700 block of Sixth Street. Residential burglary/forced entry was reported on the 300 block of Simpson-Parkway. Computer equipment was taken. A...

Airway Heights council hears library presentation

At the Nov. 20 City Council Meeting, the council was given an annual review of the Airway Heights Library. Two representatives from the library informed the board what has been going on at the library and what will happen in the future. First, the...

Cheney tags tax revenues for fire department

When it comes to uses for Cheney’s 2018 forecasted property tax revenue, the city’s fire department figures to be next year’s big winner. Officials are estimating the regular property tax levy in 2018 to reach almost $1.94 million — of...

Cleone's Closet Food Pantry receives grant

On Nov. 17, Cleone's Closet Food Pantry in Airway Heights received a grant for $3,000 from the Northwest Farm Credit Services (FCS). Some representatives from the organization came to present the...

Football playoff snub eases travel challenges for Weir

Although he might really want to be working Saturday in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs somewhere in the U.S.A., Eastern Washington University play-by-play broadcaster Larry Weir may...

Cheney's Grafious named to Edinboro Univ. hall of fame

Another Blackhawk has recently been inducted into another hall of fame. Cheney High School 1992 graduate Jon Grafious was inducted into the Edinboro University Hall of Fame during ceremonies on Oct....

Sports Briefs

FOOTBALL Sblendorio earns pair of awards A near record-breaking performance by wide receiver Nic Sblendorio earned him an honor on Sunday (Nov. 19), but earlier in the day the Eastern Washington University football team was dealt a shocking blow...

Eastern's postseason omission not necessarily a bad thing

So, in the end, the Eastern Washington University football team’s bid for another postseason appearance falls short. I should be joining the multitudes in Eagle Nation screaming “We got hosed” after Eastern was rejected for an at-large...

Senior sendoff

Eastern Washington defensive lineman Albert Havili pays homage to his birthplace in Laie, Hawaii by wearing multiple leis while waiting to be introduced last Saturday on Senior Day at Roos Field.The...

Eagles out of FCS postseason

Nic Sblendorio's last collegiate game will at least be very memorable. The Eastern Washington University senior wide receiver caught nine passes for 273 yards and a pair of touchdowns. His were not...

Owen steps down as head football coach at ML

Following back-to-back winless seasons, Medical Lake head football coach Mo Owen resigned his position Nov. 8. Owen, contacted for an interview, instead offered an emailed response. When asked how...

Sports Week

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Friday, Nov. 24, EWU vs. Univ, of Utah, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, EWU at Seattle U, 1 p.m. Women Saturday, Nov. 25, EWU hosts Utah Valley, 2:05 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, EWU at Gonzaga, time TBD. Sunday, Dec. 3, EWU hosts Boise...

Pipeline protestor's aren't ones engaged in reckless endangerment

I’m heading to court from my home in Portland, Ore. to Missoula, Mont. Leonard Higgins is going to go on trial in a Montana courtroom for his role in the Oct. 11, 2016 coordinated shutdown of several of the dirtiest tar sands oil pipelines that...

Getting an early dose of holiday cheer

Don’t get me wrong, Christmas is a most wonderful time of the year. It’s just that I find it hard to easily embrace as the colors of the season shift from the orange of Halloween to the reds and greens. Normally in our house the endless loop of...

McMorris Rodgers support for tax cuts hurts education

The GOP tax plan will crush the middle class and it will decimate students’ educations. Cathy McMorris Rodgers won’t even address the bill with her own constituents. She certainly won’t address education because of the damage she is...

Good citizenship shines a positive light on one's community

By KIMBERLY LiVECCHI Contributor (Editor’s note: The PACE (Partners Advancing Character Education) character trait for November is citizenship.). “I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his...

Slightly West of Spokane Artists Studio Tour Nov. 25

After people are done eating turkey and shopping all day on Black Friday, they can go out to the Slightly West of Spokane Artists Studio Tour on Saturday, Nov. 25. The event is free and open to the...

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 • Nov. 25, Small Business Saturday:... Full story

Flying free

Eastern Washington University cheerleaders celebrate an Eagle score during last Saturday's 59-33 season-ending win over Portland...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in 1942, women throughout the area met with Red Cross representatives to receive instructions and supplies for the war-time knitting initiative. Learn more about our area’s history at w...

West Plains Briefs

Cheney Library book club meets Tuesday, Nov. 28 The Friends of the Cheney Library Book Discussion Group will meet on Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m.. “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” written by Matthew Desmond will be presented by member...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday Nov. 26, as we celebrate Christ the King Sunday. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Christian...

News Briefs

StageWest brings back 1940s-era radio dramas StageWest Community Theatre is turning back time to the 1940s with its upcoming presentation of the popular Charles Dickens’ story “A Christmas Carol.” During those years, most homes had a radio as...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 22, 2007 Century West Engineering corporation and Spokane Geo-Engineers officials presented a new design and landscape plans for a proposed water reclamation plant to be located in...

Big Play Day

The Eastern Washington University football team finished the 2017 season with a big offensive show and a 59-33 Big Sky Conference victory over Portland State Nov. 18. Eastern finished with 728 to... Full story

Senior Sendoff

Fourteen EWU seniors who experienced an impressive run of football success played their final game for the Eagles, but exited with a 59-33 win over the... Full story

"Sblended" play

Nic Sblendorio's last collegiate game will at least be very memorable. The Eastern Washington University senior wide receiver caught nine passes for 273 yards and a pair of touchdowns. One came when ... Full story

Roos Views

Our roving lens captured these images at EWU's final football game of... Full story

James Kermit Bergman

James Kermit Bergman (Age 74) passed away on Nov. 15, 2017 in Cheney, Wash. Jim was born in Des Moines, Iowa and raised in Spokane Valley, Wash. He graduated from Central Valley High School....

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