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 By AL STOVER    Education    June 23, 2016 

Cheney teachers participate in STEM Institute

Students might have seen the plethora of vehicles parked outside of Betz Elementary School last Tuesday and Wednesday, even though summer break had started for Cheney School District the previous...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 23, 2016 

ML Knowledge Bowl team wraps up season in Chicago

The Medical Lake High School Knowledge Bowl team wrapped up its season after they competed in the National Academic Championship in Chicago, June 11-13. Medical Lake went 1-5 in the preliminary rounds. Ginny Luhn, one of the team’s coaches, said...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 23, 2016 

Summerhawks lose home game to Asotin

The Cheney 17U Summerhawks baseball team was unsuccessful in their chance for revenge against the Asotin County Blues after a 7-5 loss, June 16, in their first home game of the season. The Blues...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 23, 2016 

New morning weigh-ins will be benefit for UFC competitors

Mixed martial arts fans who have been watching the sport for many years may have noticed new methods some state athletic commissions have adopted for the weigh-in procedures at UFC events. At the promotion’s last two events, UFC 199 (June 5) and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 23, 2016 
 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 16, 2016

Airway Heights receives grant for fire equipment

The Airway Heights Fire Department will soon be getting some new equipment. During the June 13 Airway Heights study session, Fire Chief Mitch Metzger informed City Council that the Fire Department was approved for a $171,715 Assistance to...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 16, 2016

Westwood students compete in SeaPerch nationals

Westwood Middle School students Collin Novo and Carter Lefler of Aqua Troopers finished 57th out of 92 middle schools that competed at the 2016 National SeaPerch Challenge at Louisiana State...

 
 By Al Stover    Education    June 16, 2016

Dunk tank

Eighth-grader Kassie Brennan was one of many students who sat in the dunk tank during Cheney Middle School's June 10 field day....

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 16, 2016

Petrin's design chosen for festival logo

Kera Petrin had just been told she was "in trouble," by her Medical Lake High School teacher Don Parr when she came to her visual communication design class. The next moment Parr pulled up a Powerpoin...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 16, 2016

Cheney School Board gets budget preview

At its June 8 work session, the Cheney School Board got a good look at its 2016-17 budget. Kassidy Probert, the district’s director of finance, said he budgeted for 4,360 full-time equivalent students, 37 more than last year. Probert said there...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 16, 2016

Commissioning

Fourth-year cadet Evan Earnest (right) takes the commissioning oath. Earnest was one of the many cadets who took part in Eastern Washington University ROTC's June 10 commissioning...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 9, 2016

EWU engineering and design hosts project demo

Anyone who walked past Eastern Washington University's Computer and Engineering Science Building on June 1 may have seen a rocket in its launch tower or an electric motorcycle parked next to the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 9, 2016

Cheney High School seniors showcase art portfolio

Eight Cheney High School graduating seniors had a chance to display some of their work at the 31st annual Senior Art Thesis and Dessert Banquet, June 1. Students developed their portfolio pieces in...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 9, 2016

Muhammed Ali's reach went well beyond the boxing ring

The world lost another icon last weekend. I had just gotten home from the Cheney High School commencement ceremony when I heard that former three-time heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay, passed away at 74 years old....

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 9, 2016

Summerhawks 17U team is swept by Asotin County

The Cheney 17U Summerhawks baseball team went 0-2 in a doubleheader against the Asotin County Blues, June 5. The first game was an 11-1 loss in five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule followed by a 9-1 defeat. In game one, the Blues’ defense only...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 2, 2016

School districts to offer free breakfast and lunch

Even after the school year is over, West Plains' students can go to their schools' cafeterias for breakfast and lunch during summer break. In a news release, the Cheney School District announced it...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 2, 2016

Cheney School Board appoints Calvert, Short as student advisers

The Cheney School Board went through a light agenda at its May 25 meeting, which included appointing the board's student advisers for the 2016-17 school year. The board reappointed junior Bridget...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 2, 2016

Payne speaks

Cheney High School senior Shayla Payne speaks at the May 30 Memorial Day ceremony at Fairview Cemetery in Cheney, asking those in attendance to honor veterans who have served and sacrified their...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    June 2, 2016

Memorial scramble

Jase Winner of the Boy Scout Troop 356 (right) serves scrambled eggs to a local veteran during a Memorial Day breakfast at the Cheney American Legion Hall. The breakfast, which is a fundraiser for...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 2, 2016

Cheney tennis ends season at state despite solid play

The Cheney High boys' and girls' tennis teams wrapped up their postseasons at the 2A state tournament, May 27, at the University of Washington. The doubles team of Ryan Axtell and Mason Van Stone...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 2, 2016

Cheney's Marchand finishes fourth at 2A state golf

Cheney's Cheyenne Marchand ended her high school golf career on a high note with a fourth-place finish at the 2A state golf championships in Richland, May 25, after shooting 159 over two rounds. This...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 2, 2016

17U Summerhawks gear up for season as independent team

The Cheney 17U Summerhawks baseball team is back in full swing for the summer season. The Summerhawks will once again play an independent schedule and compete against teams from Washington and Idaho. Head coach Austin Sharp leads the team for the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 2, 2016

Cheney 15U team prepares for season

The Cheney 15U Summerhawks baseball team is gearing up for another summer of competition. The team will once again compete in the Spokane Indians Youth Baseball 15U League. Last year the team went 6-8, was third in the league standings and finished...

 
 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...

 

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