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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 21, 2016 

'It burned until it ran out of fuel'

Sometime overnight between Wednesday and Thursday, April 13 –14, a fire destroyed at least one vehicle and damaged several others - possibly beyond repair - in Medical Lake's maintenance shop....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 21, 2016 

Pull him on down

Livestock instructor Mike Brown demonstrates his calf wrestling technique as part of instruction to area 4-H students on how to control and lead livestock at a showing and fitting clinic held last...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 21, 2016 

No game of chicken for AH commissioners

Chickens, and other forms of poultry, may be coming to roost in Airway Heights. A change to the city’s “Livestock, Poultry and Exotic Animals” code chapter got a review at the April 13 Planning Commission meeting, although the commission...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 21, 2016 

Cheney driver critically injured after slamming into trailer-load of pipes

Whatever it was that led Karla Durangonzales to look down and to her left caused her a lot of pain and misery - and likely spared her life. The 30-year-old Cheney resident was driving north on Second...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 21, 2016 

AH council approves recreation center bond reading

The Airway Heights City Council approved the second reading of ordinances regarding the proposed recreation center and an admissions tax at its April 18 meeting. The main change in the recreation center ordinance, which if passed would put a proposed...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 21, 2016 

Fire destroys Barker Road home interior

Medical Lake fire and emergency crews were busy in the early morning hours of April 15. Prior to discovering fire had consumed the inside of the city's maintenance shop, the Fire Department responded...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 21, 2016 

Busy week back from break for Cheney girls track and field

It was a busy first week back from spring break for the Cheney High girls track and field team. The Blackhawks opened with a 94-52 Great Northern League dual win over visiting Clarkston, and then...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 21, 2016 

Lady Blackhawks fall at Pullman, split at East Valley

For Cheney High's Cheyanne Gleave, the 2016 season has been a baptism of fire. The Lady Blackhawks freshman hurler has pitched most of the innings, including 19 and 2/3s of Cheney's 22 in last week's...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 21, 2016 

Blackhawks boys down Clarkston in league track action

The Cheney High boys track and field team captured 13 of 17 events to easily down visiting Clarkston 102-37 in Great Northern League dual meet action April 14, the Blackhawks’ first competition following spring break. Cheney ended the week by split...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 21, 2016 

Cheney tries to improve position for soccer playoffs

If the Cheney High boys’ soccer team is hoping to improve its playoff standing, there’s no better time than now to go on a little winning streak. The Blackhawks currently sit in fourth-place in the Great Northern League at 3-4, nine points, 7-5...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 14, 2016

Cheney to apply for COPS grant

While not necessarily stated as such, money was the central theme of Tuesday night’s Cheney City Council meeting — both spending and acquisition. The council unanimously approved, with council members Teresa Overhauser and Ryan Gaard absent, a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 14, 2016

Bigger ideas

At their March 28 study session, the Airway Heights City Council agreed to “think big” when it comes to approving a bond amount proposed to pay for a recreation center on 70 acres of property along Deno Road. After a second presentation by the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 14, 2016

Lady Blackhawks sweep Clarkston to stay in race

The Cheney High softball team adapted the Chicago-style of voting — vote early, vote often — to their run production in a doubleheader April 5 with visiting Clarkston. The Lady Blackhawks indeed scored early and scored often, banging out 34 hits...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 14, 2016

Blackhawks blanked at Pullman

The shots were there, but the connectivity with the back of the net was not in the Cheney High boys soccer team’s 3-0 loss at Pullman April 5. The Greyhounds scored quickly in the fifth minute, and got some assistance from the Blackhawks on an own...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    April 7, 2016

Trump, Sanders are products of voter anger and frustration

Some thoughts on this year’s presidential campaigns, so far. A friend of mine told me he was listening to a local, conservative talk radio show the other day and the host asked the question, essentially, how it was that Donald Trump has emerged as...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 7, 2016

Blackhawks fall to East Valley in overtime

The Cheney High boys soccer team isn't having a lot of luck in overtime games this season – especially against East Valley. The Blackhawks enjoyed a 2-0 lead for all but the last 15 minutes of regul...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 7, 2016

Blackhawks track and field earn split at Pullman

The Cheney High boys and girls track and field teams earned mix results in their first Great Northern League dual meet of the season at Pullman, March 29. The boys knocked off the host Greyhounds 79-66 while the Blackhawk girls came short with a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 7, 2016

Lady Blackhawks open Great Northern League softball

The Cheney High softball team manufactured a split in action last week with the Great Northern League’s Spokane Valley schools. The Lady Blackhawks gave up nine runs in the first inning at West Valley and never recovered in an 18-4 loss to the Eagl...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 31, 2016

Clean Sweep coming soon

The city of Cheney is gearing up for its annual day of community-wide spring-cleaning. The ninth Cheney Clean Sweep takes place Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. – noon, and volunteers are needed. In exchange for the work patrolling city right of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 31, 2016

Airway Heights council hears bond proposals

The Airway Heights City Council received a rough overview of the proposed recreation center project at its March 28 study session. ALSC architect Ruston Hall cautioned the council that the site and building plans were preliminary and mainly for...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 31, 2016

Cheney City Council gets capital facilities outlook

From an official standpoint, capital facilities are defined as the basic services provided by the public sector to a community as it exists today and as it is expected to develop in the future. Planning for those services and how they also develop...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    March 31, 2016

Fairchild opens space-available passenger terminal

Addressing both comfort and convenience at the same time, Fairchild Air Force Base officially opened its new passenger terminal during ribbon cutting ceremonies March 25. The new terminal replaces...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 31, 2016

Flattening out the learning curve

For Cheney High softball head coach Gary Blake, the biggest question he faces as he enters his 12th year with the Lady Blackhawks might be this: when will he get to see the full team he envisions. Injuries and medical issues have kept several...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 31, 2016

Blackhawks run soccer winning streak to four

How quickly things have turned for the Cheney High boys' soccer team. After suffering back-to-back heartbreakers, a 1-0 shootout loss at East Valley followed by a 2-1 overtime setback at home to...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 31, 2016

Blackhawks should be 'fun to watch' on the track and field

Heading into the 2016 season, Cheney High boys track and field head coach Derek Slaughter had concerns — specifically, concerns about filling gaps in events where the Blackhawks might not have a lot of experience or any athletes to take on the...

 

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