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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 23, 2016 

Help wanted: business recruiter

The Cheney Planning Commission has forwarded a recommendation to the City Council regarding how economic development is done in the city. At its June 13 meeting, the commission asked council to consider creating and filling an in-house economic devel...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 23, 2016 

AH farmers market presented to council

Plans for a farmers market in Airway Heights moved a little closer to reality with a briefing given to the City Council at its June 20 meeting. During a presentation updating the council on activities in the city by the Spokane Regional Health Distri...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 23, 2016 

Water conservation is the law in Medical Lake

While some cities are asking residents to voluntarily adhere to an irrigation schedule, in Medical Lake, when you are allowed to water is the law. In 2007, the City Council passed an ordinance establishing restrictions on irrigation from June –...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 16, 2016

Putting more feet on the streets

There are two reasons why the city of Cheney recently engaged in a reorganization of its police department. The first is to make sure as many officers are out on the streets engaged in patrol work as is possible. The second is to make sure that in a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 16, 2016

Joe Pakootas hosts Cheney town hall

Campaign 2016 blew into town on June 2 in the form of Democratic candidate Joe Pakootas. The native of Inchelium, Wash., is running for the 5th Congressional District seat occupied by Rep. Cathy...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 16, 2016

Relational Riding stages grand opening ceremony

Now that the hammers and saws have been put away, Cheney's Relational Riding Academy is hosting a "Grand Opening Celebration" on Saturday, June 18, to show off its upgraded riding facilities and most...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 16, 2016

Kile's named June's Yard of the Month

Kile's named June's Yard of the Month Jack and Jeannie Kile's home at 109 Third St. is the Cheney Kiwanis and Cheney Garden Club's selection for June Yard of the Month. The Kiles have lived at their...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 9, 2016

Water tower painting delayed

Airway Heights City Council voted unanimously at its June 6 meeting to defer a decision on awarding a contract for repainting the exterior of the city’s 43-year-old water reservoir tower at Sunset Park. The deferment vote took place after Public...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 9, 2016

Arbor Day contest winner

Sunset Elementary School first-grade student Phoenix Stewart's drawing earned her the honor of being Airway Heights' 2016 Arbor Day Poster Contest winner. Airway Heights Mayor Kevin Richey awarded...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 9, 2016

A rethinking of history

Visitors to historical sites are tending to be older and fewer in numbers. Adding to that, according to several history experts, is that teaching about the past is becoming less and less of a priority within the nation’s public education system....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 9, 2016

CHS senior restores welcome sign

Olivia Swenson said she has a lot of respect for Cheney, and on Sunday, May 29, she turned that respect into action. The Cheney High School senior, who walked down the commencement aisle June 3, said...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 9, 2016

Manual override

Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad conductor/signal maintenance engineer Lee Patten hangs on to the crossing-gate arm to prevent it from dropping and blocking northbound traffic on State Route 904...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 2, 2016

Council OKs salary ordinance

Cheney’s City Council adopted seven ordinances at its May 24 meeting, most dealing with construction but also one that will pave the way for a reorganization of the city’s Police Department. Ordinance W-92 amends the city’s 2016 wage structure...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 2, 2016

City asks for vigilance

While malicious mischief is a frequent occurrence, several recent incidents of vandalism have Cheney officials asking residents to follow one simple directive City Administrator Mark Schuller relayed...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 2, 2016

Quiet and at rest

While hundreds of people coming to area Memorial Day observances paid respects to deceased servicemen and servicewomen with music, speeches and ceremony, others such as this woman at the Washington...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 2, 2016

Grants help Cheney with lighting project

While residents likely haven’t noticed, Cheney’s nights are becoming a bit brighter. Thanks to funding from the Washington state Transportation Improvement Board and the Bonneville Power Administration, Cheney Light Department crews have been...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 2, 2016

Veterans Cemetery becomes part of national legacy

Thanks to a local Boy Scout Eagle project, the gravestones at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery on Espanola Road will soon become part of a national legacy project helping educate the public abou...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 2, 2016

Reitmeier's named Yard of the Month

The Fox Ridge home of Kent and Monica Reitmeier, behind sign, is the Medical Lake Kiwanis pick to be June's Yard of the Month. The Reitmeier's immaculately-manicured yard, featuring several memorial...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    June 2, 2016

Young Blackhawks miss team trophy stand at state

Cheney High School’s track and field teams found out that when it comes to state competition, things don’t always go by the book. While hoping for a high finish, even glimpsing the chance at getting on the trophy platform, the young Blackhawks...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 26, 2016

ML council picks new member

In a reversal of a previous decision, the Medical Lake City Council conducted interviews at its May 17 meeting and named a community member to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of the late-Councilman Howard Jorgenson on Jan. 19. After a 20-min...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 26, 2016

Dispatch life after Eastern

Roughly six months after Eastern Washington University decided to part ways with the Cheney Police Department for dispatch services, things are “going very well,” according to Cheney Police Chief John Hensley. Without much of an explanation to...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 26, 2016

And these grow well in shade...

Lin Summers Hoskins (with hat) assists a customer at the Gardeners of Cheney's annual plant sale last Saturday in Mitchell's Harvest Foods' parking lot. According to club members, business was brisk...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 26, 2016

AH eyes grant for industrial area economic plan

The Airway Heights City Council elected to move a resolution out of its May 23 study session to consideration at a regular council meeting that could eventually lead to the successful recruiting of more industrial-type businesses to the city....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 26, 2016

Selah ends Cheney softball season

It took three days and two cities, but inexperience finally gave way to experience in the 2A state qualifying softball game between Cheney and Selah. The Cheney High Lady Blackhawks, with just one...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 26, 2016

Blackhawks look to reach podium at state

Cheney High’s track and field teams have an opportunity at this weekend’s state track meet to do something they haven’t done collectively in several years — the chance to make a little noise when it comes to podium placement as a team. Both...

 

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