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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 19, 2015 

Cheney High School bond round two

The Cheney School District board of directors voted 4-1 to rerun the district’s $44.88 million bond proposal for expansion and renovation of its high school on the upcoming April 28 special election ballot. The district previously ran a vote on...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 19, 2015 

Cheney council declares emergency to buy electrical parts

The Cheney City Council approved a resolution declaring an emergency in order to waive the competitive bid process and proceed with purchasing needed electrical components to repair a main underground switch cabinet damaged in a Feb. 15 auto...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    March 19, 2015 

School board tables Fisher Building sale proposal

The Cheney School District board of directors elected to table a proposal by a pair of developers to purchase the surplused Fisher Building, at the board’s first regular meeting in March, March 11. The proposal by Collegetown Development, LLC, a co...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    March 19, 2015 

Hawks News keeps Salnave Elementary students informed

It starts with an announcement on the school public address system: "Standby for Hawks news!" Several students immediately begin a countdown from 20, 19, 18...5...4...3...2...1 - the small,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 19, 2015 

Blackhawks blanked in season opener against Ferris

As season openers go, there were good things and bad things coming out of the Cheney High School boys’ soccer game last Friday against Ferris at Spokane’s Joe Albi Stadium. The bad was the Blackhawks lost, with Ferris getting a pair of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 19, 2015 

Assembling the championship puzzle

Cheney High School boys soccer head coach Mark Kiver sees this year’s team as a puzzle — the 500 or 1,000 piece variety. Open the box and dump the pieces out. Turn them over. Begin putting small sections together — a corner here, a portion of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 19, 2015 

Blackhawks blanked in season opener against Ferris

As season openers go, there were good things and bad things coming out of the Cheney High School boys' soccer game last Friday against Ferris at Spokane's Joe Albi Stadium. The bad was the Blackhawks...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 19, 2015 

Running start

Cheney High distance runners Kameron Galm (front) and Steaven Zachman pace each other in the 2-mile run at last Wednesday's jamboree with visiting Riverside and Freeman....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 19, 2015 

Cheney softball centers around pitching, hitting, defense

Cheney High School softball head coach Gary Blake thought he would get about nine players back from last year’s squad that finished 12-11, earned a No. 4 league playoff seed and came within one win of a chance to play for a berth to state....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 12, 2015

More heavy rail traffic ahead for Cheney

The Spokane County Planning Commission took a step closer to the possibility of increasing train traffic on the West Plains — and consequently through Cheney — by approving a proposal at its Feb. 26 meeting to change zoning in the rural and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 12, 2015

Willow Springs Station Restaurant closes abruptly

Another long-time Cheney business has shut its doors. Willow Springs Station Restaurant is closed, and the status of the restaurant that hosted meetings for local organizations and served as an early...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    March 12, 2015

3 Green Thumbs just wants to help

When it came to opening a medical marijuana dispensary, the owners of Cheney's 3 Green Thumbs had two goals in mind - to relieve the pain of individuals suffering from various maladies, and to do...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    March 12, 2015

Cheney commission recommends Marijuana Overlay Zone

The Cheney Planning Commission is unanimously recommending adoption of an ordinance creating Marijuana Overlay Zone in the northeast portion of the city. The recommendation, made after a public hearing at the commission’s March 9 meeting, will...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    March 12, 2015

Cheney's Patrick Purviance - senate page

Cheney High School freshman Patrick Purviance departed for a week as a Washington State Senate page not knowing what to expect. After five days traversing the grounds of the state's capital in...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    March 12, 2015

Widening SR 904 is about more than helping football fans

I’ve been thinking about Coral Muscarella lately. I’ve also been thinking about Lorissa Green. The latter many area residents will remember as the Cheney High School 16-year-old girl killed in a Jan. 17, 2009 collision at what used to be the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 5, 2015

To rerun, or not to rerun

If the number of those testifying and amount of applause is any indication, most of those attending the Feb. 25 Cheney School Board meeting enthusiastically agree that the board should rerun the just...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    March 5, 2015

Cheney School District enrollment up 43 students

Following conclusion of a public meeting on re-running the school district’s high school construction bond, the Cheney School Board made quick work of an otherwise light agenda. The board received a student enrollment and financial update from the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    February 26, 2015

Cheney buys pole trailer

The Cheney City Council conducted a couple financial transactions at its final regular meeting in February. Tuesday night, Feb. 24, the council unanimously approved the sale of a 4,000 square foot piece of property in Golden Hills Phase II Addition o...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    February 26, 2015

And I add it to...

Snowdon Elementary School Principal Shawna Fraser explains to third-grade student Shaelynn Lowry some of her cooking uses for basil during an herb planting activity as part of the school's Heart...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    February 26, 2015

cheney proposes moving portion of railway along sr 904

Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove believes that if you're going to point out a problem then you should also think about offering a solution. For Trulove and other city officials, the problem is the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    February 26, 2015

At Cheney Les Schwab, it's Sparky and just Sparky

Walk into Cheney's Les Schwab store and ask for Ferrel Kaminski, and you'll likely get some blank stares from the staff. Walk in and ask for Sparky, and you'll eventually come face to face with a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Neighborhood    February 26, 2015

Lots to remember for 109-year-old Flossie Dickey

When you live to be 109 years old, you end up with a lot of memories. So many that sometimes it's difficult to keep things straight, Cheney Care Center resident Flossie Dickey said as she celebrated...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    February 26, 2015

Plenty of goodies up for grabs at Blackhawk Auction

When Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan found tackle Gary Gilliam in the end zone for a touchdown pass on a fake field goal attempt in the NFC championship game against Green Bay, he made history. The...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    February 26, 2015

'High School Champion of the Stars Recognition Night' planned

Behind many athletes and teams, there are always good stories. Those stories are what Cheney High School athletics director Jim Missel hopes to find, and are just one of the reasons he is putting together the first “High School Champion of the Star...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    February 26, 2015

Cheney High hosts basketball regional round

If you’re still looking for some quality high school basketball action, look no further than the Cheney High School gym this weekend. Cheney is the host site for regional boys and girls state playoff basketball games in the 1B, 2B, 1A and 2A...

 

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