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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 28, 2016 

Campus protest

Scott Herndon with the Abolitionist Society of North Idaho (left) speaks to Eastern Washington University students during an anti-abortion protest on campus, April 26....

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 28, 2016 

Dirty Diggers Gardening Club continues to grow

Snowdon Elementary School's Dirty Diggers Organic Gardening Club isn't just a clever name. During lunch recess on Tuesdays and Thursdays, students will go outside to the back of the building to where...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 28, 2016 

Ryan repeats as MLMS chess tournament champion

The Medical Lake Middle School held its third annual chess tournament, April 23, with Josh Wagner winning the eighth-grade and under division and Jeremy Ryan winning the ninth-grade and older...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 28, 2016 

Charging station

Eastern Washington University mascot Swoop and Bill Williams, business development manager at Telefonix Inc., stand next to one of the new electric vehicle charging stations during the university's...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Cheney baseball goes 0-3 in Great Northern League baseball play

The road to the Great Northern League postseason continues to be a rocky one for the Cheney High baseball team, who went 0-3 in league play last week, bringing their losing streak to four games. The Blackhawks lost to first-place Clarkston (9-1 GNL,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Blackhawk tennis blazes through GNL competition

The Cheney High boys’ tennis team continued its path to a second Great Northern League regular season title with wins over Pullman, 4-3, April 19, and West Valley, 6-1, April 21. Ryan Axtell, No. 1 singles, came back to defeat Marcello Scudiero,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Calvert picks up wins against Pullman, West Valley

The Cheney High girls’ tennis team hit a rough spot during Great Northern League play after a 6-1 loss to Pullman, April 19, then rebounded to defeat West Valley, 6-1, April 21. Bridget Calvert, No. 1 singles, went 2-0 after wins over Pullman’s...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Marchand, Koohns takes second in GNL tourney

The Cheney High boys’ and girls’ golf teams returned to Great Northern League competition in the league tournament at Hangman Valley Golf Course, April 19. The girls finished second with 137 points, six strokes ahead of East Valley (131). Team...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Inland Power rallies for WPLL softball win

West Plains Little League’s Inland Power softball team rallied to defeat Wheatland Reardan, 10-9, April 22, at Salnave Park, in Majors softball action. Down 2-1 in the second inning, Ellie Haas hit a two-RBI double, then scored herself to give her...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 21, 2016

Zimmerman to appear on 'American Ninja Warrior'

Michael Anderson Elementary physical education teacher Sandy Zimmerman was having dinner with her family and Teresa Raby when her son answered the phone. “Teresa was telling him, ‘let mom answer it,’ which I thought was kind of funny,”...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 21, 2016

Public hearing for potential sale of Fisher Building set

Once again the Fisher Building has a potential buyer. At its April 13 meeting, the Cheney School Board voted to hold a public hearing at its May 11 meeting at 7:05 p.m. at Snowdon Elementary School re...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 21, 2016

Snowdon Elementary hosts 'Camp Read-a-Lot' literacy night

Imagine a place where you can meet characters like Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz," Smokey the Bear and Eastern Washington University mascot Swoop while acquiring new books at the same time. Students...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 21, 2016

Eastern to host Symposium Week

Eastern Washington University is holding its Research and Creative Works Symposium Week May 16-19, with different events for staff, students and community members to attend. The symposium started 19 years ago as a two-day event where students from...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    April 21, 2016

Dog Run/Walk

Dozens of Airway Heights residents and their pets took part in the third annual 5K-9 Fun Run and Walk, April 16. The event was sponsored by the Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department, Ginnie...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 21, 2016

Cheney boys' tennis leads Great Northern League

Cheney High boy's tennis coach Jesse Erickson predicted his team would face some tough opposition when they entered Great Northern League play, particularly against Clarkston, and he was right. The...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 21, 2016

Professional boxers competing in Olympics is a mismatch for amateur fighters

Fight fans who watch the boxing events during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, may see some familiar faces and world champions compete alongside the amateur fighters who hope to capture the gold medal in their weight division. The...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 21, 2016

Marchand third in EV Invite, Koohns fourth at Chewelah

The Cheney High boys’ and girls’ golf teams competed in a couple of tournaments to prepare for the upcoming Great Northern League competitions. Cheyenne Marchand and Kelsey Smith represented the Cheney girls in the March 14 East Valley Invite....

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 21, 2016

Cheney girls start Great Northern League tennis play at 2-0

The Cheney High girls’ tennis team is off to a good start in Great Northern League play after they swept East Valley 7-0, April 12, and defeated Clarkston, 5-2, April 18 — a match that was rescheduled from April 14 due to weather conditions. In s...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 21, 2016

Blackhawks split doubleheaders with Pullman, East Valley

To borrow a few lyrics from the 1970s rock band, Stealers Wheel, the Cheney High baseball team is “stuck in the middle,” of the Great Northern League. The Blackhawks (5-5 GNL, 7-7 overall) are in third place in the league standings after they spl...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 14, 2016

Commission recommends zoning change

At its April 11 meeting, the Cheney Planning Commission voted to recommend adoption of Ordinance W-82, which proposes amending both the land use map and zoning map to apply multi-family residence (R-3) to five parcels located on both sides of...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    April 14, 2016

Wands, wizards and broomsticks

The Airway Heights public library held a "Wands, Wizards and Broomsticks" party, April 6 where it staged numerous activities focused on the Harry Potter book series. Jack Lonam (left), dressed as the...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 14, 2016

A watchful eye

Cadet Alexandra Landoe (right) and a non-commissioned officer hold the rope and watch cadet Candace Madriaga (not pictured) as she descends from the tower....

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 14, 2016

CMS students qualify for national History Bee

Imagine a quiz competition where contestants are asked questions about historical figures such as George Washington and Genghis Kahn, as well as events like the Whiskey Rebellion and the Fall...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 14, 2016

EWU Fighting Eagles Battalion participates in rappelling exercise

Cadet Brandon Lukenbill stood on the top of Spokane County Fire District 3's tower, just after he took his oath of enlistment into the United States Army with three of his fellow cadets. Moments...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    April 14, 2016

Businesses aren't places for kids to hang out and play

With spring already here and summer approaching, it’s more common to see kids running around the neighborhood playing with friends. Some folks refer to this as “free range parenting” but there have been stories popping up here and there about...

 

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