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Cheney seeks parks grant funds

Parks and Recreation took center stage during the resolution portion of the April 11 Cheney City Council meeting. The department, which typically doesn’t present at council meetings, has received one grant and is in the process of applying for...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 20, 2017 

Cheney commissioner questions panels role on land use

Cheney Planning Commissioner Rick Mount is no stranger to the accountability of public office, having served on the Cheney School Board for 18 years. After a recent vote on a controversial issue, he found himself back on the hot seat. In comments at...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 20, 2017 

CSD's Catheleen Schlotter receives national award

Cheney School District's Catheleen Schlotter said some of her colleagues have teased her that she should put her recent award on a lanyard and wear it around so all can see it. That would need to be...

 

Cheney boys and girls take on West Valley track and field

Cheney's girls' track and field team kept their Great Northern League mark perfect at 3-0 with a 90-60 win over visiting West Valley last Wednesday. The boys' team just missed an upset last Wednesday... Full story

 

Lady Blackhawks rally for pair of softball wins

The Cheney High softball team found itself in a somewhat unusual position last week -needing to rally to keep its perfect record intact. In the end, the Lady Blackhawks did that in two of three... Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 20, 2017 

Win over West Valley keeps Cheney girls perfect

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 20, 2017 

Blackhawks competitive in dual, invitational meets

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 20, 2017 

Lady Blackhawks rally for pair of softball wins

See a photo gallery from the event here. The Cheney High softball team found itself in a somewhat unusual position last week -needing to rally to keep its perfect record intact. In the end, the Lady B...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 20, 2017 

Blackhawks down West Valley, fall at East Valley

The Cheney boys soccer team earned a split with the Spokane Valley schools last week. The Blackhawks knocked off West Valley 2-0 on April 11, but fell 3-0 to league-leading East Valley on April 15. Cheney head coach Morgan Hartanov said his team “p...

 

Parkside decision postponed

After roughly 90 minutes plus of testimony and closed-door deliberations, the Cheney City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to postpone a decision on the controversial Parkside Commons apartment...

 

Bus transporation offered at 10th Clean Sweep

Cheney's 10th annual community clean-up day is right around the corner, and has a couple changes in store. Cheney Clean Sweep takes place Saturday, April 22, with volunteers gathering at Veterans...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 13, 2017

Blackhawks hit the road for soccer win at Clarkston

Cheney’s boys soccer team snapped a brief, two-game skid with a 4-1 road win last week at Clarkston. The Blackhawks got first half goals from Graham West and Kelby Holland, with Holland’s in the 29th minute proving to be the eventual game winner...

 

Being advised on appearance

Cheney’s City Council received a little issue education at their March 28 meeting, courtesy of city attorney Stanley Schwartz. Schwartz counseled council members on the “appearance of fairness doctrine,” in part to prepare them to conduct a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 6, 2017

Tucking it in

Cheney soccer player Graham West (left) assists goalkeeper Daulton Mauzay with a little uniform adjustment prior to a penalty kick shootout against visiting Pullman last Thursday. The Blackhawks...

 

Cheney School District facilities pass state's condition assessments

As far as operational capabilities are concerned, all of the Cheney School District’s educational facilities are meeting requirements of the state’s Information and Condition of Schools (ICOS) inventory of facilities and buildings program....

 

Cheney Public Schools asks state to waive one day of instruction

If the state approves, Cheney Public Schools students won’t be losing a day of the summer vacation in order to make up for lost time this past winter. At its March 22 meeting, the board of directors unanimously approved a request to the state’s...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 6, 2017

Blackhawks drop league games to East Valley, Pullman

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 6, 2017

Lady Blackhawks softball remains perfect with sweep of Clarkston

The Cheney softball team rolled into spring break with three wins last week. The Lady Blackhawks 10-runned visiting Priest River last Tuesday for a five-inning, 12-2 win, then traveled south on Saturday to sweep Clarkston in a Great Northern League d...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 6, 2017

Blackhawks cruise to wins over Clarkston track and field

Cheney’s boys’ and girls’ track teams had little difficulty at their second Great Northern League meet March 29 against visiting Clarkston. The Blackhawk boys breezed to a 101-44 win over the Bantams while the girls moved their GNL record to...

 

Blackhawks drop league games to East Valley, Pullman

The Cheney boys' soccer team hit a bit of a snag last week in Great Northern League play. The Blackhawks dropped a pair of contests at home, falling 2-0 Tuesday to East Valley and getting clipped 2-1... Full story

 

Following historical guidelines

Several members of Cheney's Historic Preservation Commission got the chance to check on the progress of renovation work at the Fisher Building. The building, which served the Cheney School District...

 

Cheney school board gets bond sale overview

The Cheney school board dealt with one of the easier aspects of the passage of the recent capital facilities bond — getting the money. In a presentation to the board at its March 22 meeting, DA Davidson managing director Jon Gores outlined the...

 

There's a lot more to understanding immigration than rhetoric

Most people have never heard of Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción. It was recently in the news, but relegated to the inside pages, despite what happened there. Not a lot of follow up either, likely because it’s located on the outskirts of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 30, 2017

Blackhawk girls down East Valley, boys edged

Cheney High boys track coach Derek Slaughter felt at the beginning of the season that East Valley was the program most everybody would be chasing for a league or district title this season, with the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 30, 2017

Experience holds the key to Cheney soccer success

With pretty much everyone back, the Cheney High boys soccer team should be in a good position for not only Great Northern League success, but in the postseason as well. The Blackhawks return seven...

 

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