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 By DREW PETERSON    Education    October 24, 2013

Estrellado seeks spot on board

Marcie Estrellado, a 10-year Cheney School Board member and incumbent for District Position 1 may be running unopposed, but her determination and admiration for her school board duties are at an all time high. “I really love being a part of the...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    Education    October 24, 2013

Browne wants to return to CSD board

Residents of the Cheney area might be asking what can Browne do for you? Taking over the Cheney School Board District 3 position in January after previous incumbent Kerry O’Connor resigned, Henry Browne is looking to pick up right where he left...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    More News    October 10, 2013

Overhauser seeks her fourth term on Cheney City Council Position 4

Teresa Overhauser, a three-term incumbent for City Council Position 4, believes she still has plenty more to offer to the city of Cheney. “It has been three terms and I really feel like I can still make a difference,” Overhauser said. “I...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    Front Page    October 3, 2013

Three join Cheney Fire Department

The Cheney Fire Department has welcomed three local college students to their resident firefighter program, bringing their total outfit to the maximum of six residents. Nineteen-year old Cole Gerard and 18-year-old Slater Stanbaugh, both of Eastern W...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    More News    October 3, 2013

Cheney Trading's Miller hopes to 'bag' a championship

Cheney Trading Company customers take notice. Next time courtesy clerk Mel Miller asks you if you prefer paper or plastic, appreciate the skill and technique that it took to get your eggs and bread bagged quickly and safely and throw a good luck his...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    Education    October 3, 2013

Cheney School Board approves annual I-grant application for bilingual instruction

The Cheney School Board approved an annual I-grant application for the State Transitional Bilingual Instructional program at their Sept. 11 meeting. This will ensure language services are provided to students who do not speak English as their...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    More News    September 12, 2013

Owl brings Hoot to Cheney downtown

Local pharmacies generally don’t couple as the fashion center of a town, but that is exactly what Owl Pharmacy is trying accomplish in Cheney with the opening of their new clothing store expansion H...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    More News    September 5, 2013

Health care act created Froyo

Cheney residents owe it to “Obamacare” for bringing frozen yogurt to Cheney. Seriously. As outlandish as it may sound, Stephen Kraft, the general manager of the Froyo Earth chain which is now at s...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    Sports    September 5, 2013

Eye on the ball

A member of the Cheney Blackhawks’ football team goes through drills this past Tuesday afternoon as the team prepares to meet East Valley of Yakima Friday on the road in their season...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    More News    August 22, 2013

Cooling off period

Temperatures ranging from the high 80s to the low to mid 90s have made Cheney’s pool a popular place to hang out the past several weeks....

 
 By DREW PETERSON    More News    August 15, 2013

Hegney wins August Yard of the Month

Colleen Hegney (right) stands with Gardners of Cheney members Ralph and Sandy Laws and Kiwanis Club’s Pat Isbell as she is presented the Gardener’s of Cheney “Yard of the Month,” for the...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    Sports    August 15, 2013

Isaiah Rigo races way into Cheney's heart

At 14-years old, Otter Pops, video games and lake days consume most kids’ summers. But for Isaiah Rigo, he was busy competing at the 2013 International Paralympic World Championships in Lyon,...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    Neighborhood    August 1, 2013

J&M Fabrication building themselves quite the reputation

J&M Fabrication runs like much of the work Justin Miller and his employees perform: a few individual parts welded together to create something much greater. What is now a six-man operation performing...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    Sports    August 1, 2013

Meyer's 'spring fling' helps Shock quarterback rediscover love for game

The grass has been ripped up and replaced by red turf: the field changed from Woodward to Roos. But no matter the changes, Eastern Washington University will always be home to Erik Meyer. And home is...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    Education    July 25, 2013

Spencer applies finish to SHC Woodworking Co.

Richard Spencer is used to putting things back together. Since 1989, the Shadle Park graduate has been putting his woodworking talents on display building furniture, cabinetry and performing repairs and modifications, which eventually led to a...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    Front Page    July 18, 2013

Call of the wild: Turnbull holds waterfowl hunts this fall

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is calling all area youths to the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge to participate in the 2013 fall waterfowl hunt. And just how any huntsman would have it, the registration will come in the form of competition....

 
 By DREW PETERSON    More News    July 11, 2013

Klink's undergoes name, tenant change

Regulars of Klink’s Resort at Williams Lake may notice something slightly different this summer season. While everything may appear the same at first glance, the wildly popular Klink’s restaurant has undergone a tenant change and is now The...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    Neighborhood    June 27, 2013

Cheney graduate reaches 'Breaking Pointe'

At 21-years-old most people are experiencing the highs and lows of impending adult life and the stressful process of preparing to pursue the “American Dream.” But unlike most 21-year-olds, Ian Tan...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    Front Page    June 20, 2013

Generating local excitement

It might be a busy summer for the Cheney Farmer’s Market if last Tuesday was any indication of how the rest of the season will play out. The market, which opened June 11 in the City Hall parking lot at 609 Second St., provides an opportunity for...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    Neighborhood    June 20, 2013

Cheney war veteran selected as finalist by 'People' and MLB

On June 9, Cheney resident and Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran Phil Kiver was chosen as a finalist for People magazine and Major League Baseball’s “Tribute for Heroes,” campaign which will...