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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 26, 2016 

Sunset Elementary receives bomb threat

A bomb threat on Monday, May 23, led to the evacuation of students at Sunset Elementary School in Airway Heights. According to Airway Heights Police Department’s Sgt. Robert Swan, police were notified about the bomb threat at approximately 12:20...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    May 26, 2016 

Art of various designs

Students and families flocked to Sunset Elementary School for its May 18 Art Night. Attendees had the opportunity to meet local artist Peter Thomas, watch a brief ballet performance and create...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 26, 2016 

Home Works! leadership students take charge

The Home Works! parent partnership program's leadership class wrapped up the year with a class party and some last-minute planning of the program's May 26 Spring Spotlight Performance. The leadership...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 26, 2016 

Eastern board of trustees pass resolutions for PUB project

At its May 20 meeting, the Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees approved two resolutions to help fund the upcoming Pence Union Building renovation project. The first resolution is a master document that amends and restates a previous...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 26, 2016 

Medical Lake Middle School PACE winners

Medical Lake Middle School honored six students for the Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award for May. May's trait is courage. Students received certificates and T-shirts, and were...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 26, 2016 

Bennett takes right approach for impending contract talks

Even with popular players like Marshawn Lynch, who rode off into the sunset after he announced his retirement, and Ricardo Lockette, who hung up his pads due to injuries, Seattle Seahawks fans have a few reasons to smile next year, one of them being...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 26, 2016 

Cheney boys' doubles teams advance to state

Less than a week after his team won a second consecutive Great Northern League title, Cheney High boys' tennis head coach Jesse Erickson checked another season goal off the list - getting one of his...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 26, 2016 

Cheney girls' tennis wins District 7 title

After a second-place finish in the Great Northern League standings, the Cheney High girls' tennis team captured the District 7 tennis championship at the district tournament at Washington State...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 19, 2016

Roettger takes over at CSD

The search for Cheney School District's next superintendent is over. At a special May 14 meeting, the Cheney School Board announced that Rob Roettger (pronounced red-ker), current superintendent of...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 19, 2016

Cheney Board approves Fisher Building sale

The Fisher Building, formerly the Cheney School District administration building, has been sold for the fourth time in two years. At its May 11 meeting, the Cheney School Board approved a proposed sale agreement with Eastmark Capital Group LLC., a...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 19, 2016

Eastern ROTC particpates in leadership exercise

The four squadrons comprised of Eastern Washington University ROTC cadets arrived at the mock village. Some cadets secured the perimeter while others engaged the village's elder to gather information...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 19, 2016

Blood drive

Sophomore Justyce Cogswell was one of many students who donated blood at the Medical Lake High School's annual blood drive, May 11....

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    May 19, 2016

Wait to get behind the wheel after using marijuana

I came across a couple of reports that had to do with automobile accidents and marijuana use. According to data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “the percentage of drivers in fatal crashes who recently used marijuana more than doubled...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 19, 2016

Cheney tennis wins second GNL championship

Back in March, before the season started, Cheney High boy’s tennis coach Jesse Erickson said his team had a “good shot” of winning a second Great Northern League regular season championship — and he was right. The Blackhawks (7-1 GNL, 12-1...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 19, 2016

Girls tennis finishes second in Great Northern League

The Cheney High girls’ tennis team ended the regular season on a high note after their 5-2 win over West Valley, May 9. The Blackhawks finished with a 6-2 Great Northern League record, 11-3 overall and second place in the league standings. “Last...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 19, 2016

Koohns and Marchand once again qualify for state

History repeated itself for the Cheney High boys’ and girls’ golf teams as Tyler Koohns and Cheyenne Marchand once again qualified for the state tournament after a successful outing at the Great Northern League district tournament, May 16, Meadow...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 19, 2016

Red White and Blue defeats Jarms

Red White and Blue put on their most impressive performance of the season with a 16-2 win over Jarms in West Plains Little League Majors play, May 16. After leading 4-0, Red White and Blue put up 10...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 12, 2016

AH council discusses upcoming transportation projects

At its May 9 study session the Airway Heights City Council got a glimpse of some possible road projects. Public Works Director Kevin Anderson gave the council a brief presentation on proposed transportation projects that stemmed from pavement...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 12, 2016

McGowan and Strieb take fourth at drill championships

Medical Lake High School Junior ROTC cadets senior Katie McGowan and junior Josh Strieb added some hardware to the school's trophy case after they finished fourth in the dual armed competition at the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 12, 2016

Children's author Nesbitt visits Salnave

"Are you ready to have some fun?" That is how children's author and poet Kenn Nesbitt greeted students when he visited Salnave Elementary School, May 6. Nesbitt, who resides in Spokane, gave poetry...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    May 12, 2016

Watering tips

During Jarms ACE Hardware's May 7 Garden Party, Michael Pflieger (left) gives Mason Griffis (center) and Madison Griffis (right) tips on watering their plants as their father Brent Griffis...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 12, 2016

Cheney boys' tennis still in title chase

The Cheney High boys' tennis team were on the verge of sweeping the Great Northern League - that is until they lost to Pullman, 5-2, May 3. Two days earlier the Blackhawks picked up a 5-2 win over...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 12, 2016

Mariners' change in ownership could be a good thing down the road

It looks like the Seattle Mariners will undergo another change in leadership, less than a year after Jerry Dipoto took over as the team’s general manager and Scott Servais became manager. In April, the Mariners announced that owner Nintendo plans...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 12, 2016

Blackhawks baseball bounced from Great Northern playoffs

The Cheney High baseball team’s 2016 season came to an end after a 17-2 loss to No. 5 seed East Valley in the second round of the Great Northern League playoffs, May 9. Two days before, the No. 4 Blackhawks defeated No. 3 Pullman, 7-3 to eliminate...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 12, 2016

Girls' tennis sits in second place

The Cheney High girls’ tennis team (5-2 Great Northern League, 10-3 overall) are in second place in the league standings after a 5-2 win over Clarkston (2-4, 7-4), May 3 and a 6-1 loss to Pullman (6-0, 11-2), May 5. The Greyhounds will claim the...

 

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