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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    January 22, 2015 

Local mayors: 'Give us our money back

The message delivered by local mayors at the Jan. 8 West Plains Chamber of Commerce breakfast was polite, but clear. It was the same one delivered again at a Jan. 12 press conference outside the city...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    January 22, 2015 

Increasing demands for service

No matter one's familiarity with the Cheney Police Department's year-end report, the statistic still jumps out at you like a bright, flashing neon sign. In 2014, dispatchers in the department's...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    January 22, 2015 

Cheney School District volunteer numbers are up

Numbers for volunteers, community involvement and highly capable students are up around the Cheney School District, according to a pair of reports given to the school board at its regular meeting Jan. 14. Jessica Deutsch, district volunteer services...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 22, 2015 

Lady Blackhawks shoot their way to Golden Feather win

Despite a cold shooting night, the Cheney High School girls' basketball team found a way to take control of the annual Golden Feather Spirit Game at Medical Lake. With the basketball not falling...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 22, 2015 

Cheney boys lose last-minute heart breaker

For Cheney High School boys’ basketball head coach Chris Dunn, the key for the Blackhawks re-entry into the win column after six straight losses is twofold — play four quarters of basketball and finish the game. Up by one after three quarters at...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    January 15, 2015

Cheney City Council nixes power deal

Power issues were on display at the Cheney City Council's Jan. 13 meeting, the first of 2015. The main issue swirled around what to do with one megawatt (MW) of Tier Two power the city purchased in...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    January 15, 2015

Zoning measures approved

Cheney’s Planning Commission approved a pair of measures at its regular monthly meeting Jan. 12 recommending changes to the city’s municipal code Chapter 21 on zoning. The first was Ordinance W-55 that proposed housekeeping amendments to address...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    January 15, 2015

Mop up

Firefighters clean up the scene of a one-car accident that took place last Wednesday west of Cheney on State Route 904 and Cameron Road. According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    January 15, 2015

Sing out strong

A group of second- and third-grade students from Cheney School District's Windsor Elementary School performed a song from their recent Winter Concert for members of the West Plains Chamber of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    January 15, 2015

Cyber Patriots provide views of technology's 'real' world

Hanging out at a meeting of Cheney High School's Cyber Patriots club is like going to sleep and waking up in a non-English speaking country during the middle of a large community meeting. You don't...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 15, 2015

Three losses drop Cheney into Great Northern cellar

The Cheney High School girls' basketball team came up short last week in their bid to move up in the standings of the Great Northern League. Instead, the Lady Blackhawks dropped all three of their...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 15, 2015

Hawks come up short against Valley schools

Three straight road losses last week helped keep the Cheney High School boys’ basketball team at the bottom of the Great Northern League pack. The Blackhawks came up short in a couple of tough losses to Spokane Valley schools, beginning with a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    January 8, 2015

Police overtime remains a concern in Cheney

Cheney Police Chief John Hensley has a concern about the new contract with the city’s Police Guild. Hensley’s concern is with what he feels might be unrealistic expectations from the public and City Council members that new staffing levels contai...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    January 8, 2015

Cheney to review zoning chapter despite codifier's errors

The city of Cheney is inviting public comment on its notice of application making changes to the city’s municipal code chapter Title 21 — Zoning while also moving forward with the public hearing process. The comment period, which runs through...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    January 8, 2015

Cheney school bus driver ticketed in Monday collision

A Cheney School District bus driver was ticketed following a Monday morning collision with an SUV at the top of Sunset Hill in Spokane. According to a Spokane Police Department accident report, the bus was pulling out of a driveway onto the Sunset...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 8, 2015

Lady Blackhawks perfect at West Valley tournament

Rock and roll legend Meatloaf once sang that “two out of three ain’t bad.” For the Cheney High School girls’ basketball team, that was true with regards to last week’s trifecta of basketball games, although three out of three would have...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 8, 2015

Nothing is certain anymore in the National Football League

It’s nice to think that there are specific certainties in life one can count on, so it’s a little disconcerting when something you thought you knew for certain, turns out to be questionable. Make sense? Neither did Sunday’s non-flag call late...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 8, 2015

First, fourth quarters are difference in Cheney loss to Clarkston

Cheney High School’s boys’ basketball squad earned a split of its games over the final week of the holiday break. The Blackhawks cruised to a 56-32 win over visiting Northeast A school Deer Park in non-league action Dec. 29. Cheney broke up a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    January 1, 2015

Contention puts marijuana zoning at top of Cheney list

While there were many big stories in and around Cheney in 2014, few generated the same amount of citizen comments as the one that began quietly in late 2013. At its Nov. 12, 2013, meeting, Cheney's...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    January 1, 2015

Budgets to projects - it was a busy year in Cheney

While marijuana may have garnered the most public outcry from Cheney residents, there was plenty of other news that was taking place in and around the city in 2014. With lightning-caused wildfires...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    January 1, 2015

Cheney schools puts high school bond, M&O levy on 2015 ballot

The biggest Cheney School District education story of 2014 is likely to be one of the biggest stories for 2015 - a $44.88 million bond to expand and renovate the district's only high school. The 4-1...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 1, 2015

Cheney Storm FC U14 girls reach new soccer heights

It's been a long time coming, and has taken a lot of work, but the Cheney Storm FC U14 girls soccer team has done something no other Storm girls team has done. The Storm U14 are the first Storm team...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM and AL STOVER    Sports    January 1, 2015

Taking a quick peek at Blackhawks' sports in 2014

In his first year as Cheney head coach, Brad Rasmussen helped seven wrestlers advance to regionals. Josh Wessels took third in the 170-pound division at the Mat Classic XXVI state championships. Devon Waterman also qualified for the Mat Classic at...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    December 25, 2014

CMS track to be named after local couple

Few people would argue there are individuals more influential when it comes to creating good Cheney cross country and track and field athletes and programs than Lawson and Ruth Van Kuren. In fact, few would dispute that the long-time Cheney couple’...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    December 25, 2014

Oakes is named as Cheney Police Department's 2014 Officer of the Year

Cheney Police Officer Chris Oakes has been named the department's 2014 Officer of the Year. Oakes was one of five Police Department officers nominated, and selected by a committee based upon a...

 

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