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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 25, 2017 

SR 904 open house planned

With a major repaving of State Route 904 through Cheney slated to begin in late June, state Department of Transportation officials hope to answer questions and allay residents concerns at a project...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 25, 2017 

Memorial Day observance to continue

Cheney's annual Memorial Day observances are under new management, and for the most part, are taking place as they have in the past. For years, the Cheney Cemetery Association organized and sponsored...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    May 25, 2017 

Memorial Day should serve as recommitment

Monday is Memorial Day, a day marked in many ways. There will be barbecues, picnics and other activities. If the weather is nice, some will head to the lake to get a start on summer, go for long hikes or work in their yard. There will be memorial ser...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 25, 2017 

Bakana, Rigo lead Cheney track and field

In case you missed it, last Friday was the debut of the "Alsatta Bakana Show." The Blackhawks junior captured regional titles in all three of her individual events, led three teammates to first in ano...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 25, 2017 

Lady Blackhawks come up short on bid for state

Sports are filled with highs and lows, and the Cheney High School softball team experienced both within the space of six days. Last Wednesday, the Lady Blackhawks climbed to the pinnacle of success -...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 25, 2017 

Blackhawks' season ends with loss in state opening round

The Cheney boys soccer team’s first appearance in the state 2A tournament since 2014 didn’t last long. After a five-hour-plus trip over the Cascade Mountains to Renton, the Blackhawks fell 3-1 last Tuesday to Lindbergh High of the South Puget...

 

Cheney High School track at regionals

The Cheney High School track and field teams competed successfully at regional competition on May 19 with Great Northern League and Central Washington Athletic Conference schools. Junior Alsatta won... Full story

 

Lady Blackhawks come up short on bid for state

The Cheney High softball team faced East Valley-Yakima in regional glue-in action on May 22. Miscues in the second inning led eventually to the Lady Blackhawks 10-1 loss.... Full story

 

Comp plan tabled by commission

Cheney’s Planning Commission has taken the unusual move of tabling approval of the city’s comprehensive plan — the document governing planning decisions over the next 20 years. In doing so, the commission raised the possibility the city could...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 18, 2017

Cheney council accepts bid for Sutton Park gazebo restoration

A popular feature of Cheney’s parks system will soon be receiving some much needed repair work. The City Council voted 6-0 at its May 9 meeting to approve a $16,985 bid by Steve Moser Construction of Nine Mile Falls to repair the foundation of the...

 

Royal treatment

Windsor Elementary School literally rolled out the red carpet for Cheney School District employees honored at the May 10 "Employee Recognition Night." See Section 2, page 8 for more photos and...

 

Cheney selects project management model

Cheney Public Schools’ board of directors voted unanimously at their May 10 meeting to use the general contractor/construction manager (GCCM) form of project management on two facilities scheduled for renovations from voter passage of a $52...

 

Lucky send off

Cheney soccer player Gabe Hemenway (front) and Blackhawks head coach Morgan Hartanov (behind) lead the rest of the team through a corridor of students wishing them well as they headed to Renton...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 18, 2017

Blackhawk girls capture district title

While the overall team results may differ, the bottom line from last Friday's district competition for the Cheney High track and field teams is a good contingent of athletes is moving on to this...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 18, 2017

Lady Blackhawks' softball advance to regional crossover

It took a bit of work, but the Cheney High School softball team finally fulfilled a major preseason goal - making it back for a chance to play for a state tournament slot. The Lady Blackhawks got two...

 

West Valley hammers Cheney softball in doubleheader

Sometimes, you just have one of those days. For Cheney High softball coach Gary Blake, that pretty much sums up his Lady Blackhawks experience last Saturday as Great Northern League leader West... Full story

 

Blackhawks eliminate Pullman in shootout

Blackhawks soccer scored a 4-0 opening-round playoff win against Clarkston May 4. They played their ball-control game to perfection against the visiting Bantams, getting first-half goals from Prophet... Full story

 

Creating realism

Production assistant Tim Kippes applies fake blood to an actor lying in a downtown Cheney alley in preparation to film a scene for the movie "The Purple Rose." The thriller, adapted from a book by...

 

Separation strategy

Pastor David Krueger-Duncan believes misinformation is going around about his church's, the former United Church of Christ, Congregational, departure from the national denomination. One reason the...

 

Sunset's Terra Boling creates space for learning

Things are a little different in Sunset Elementary School teacher Terra Boling's fifth-grade classroom. For starters, there are no desks and few chairs. Instead, Boling's students sit around tables on...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 11, 2017

Cheney gets cast for 'The Purple Rose'

See a photo gallery from the event here....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 11, 2017

Blackhawks eliminate Pullman in shootout

See a photo gallery from the event here....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 11, 2017

Ooff - West Valley hammers Cheney in doubleheader

See a photo gallery from the event here....

 

Purple Rose

For four days this past week, Cheney has been doubling as a small town in Wyoming and Oregon's largest city. A local production crew has been in town at various locations shooting a movie, "The... Full story

 

Cheney's traveling bandstand

When work begins later this spring on rehabilitating Sutton Park's gazebo, residents shouldn't just look at it as an effort to preserve a popular location for concerts, movies and other events in...

 

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