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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 28, 2016 

Medical Lake declares emergency

With most of its vehicles either destroyed or unfixable, the Medical Lake City Council passed an emergency resolution April 19 that will allow the Maintenance Department to get back on its feet when it comes to upkeep and repairs around the city. In...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 28, 2016 

Preventive measures

That column of smoke Cheney-area residents saw Monday afternoon was merely a prescribed burn at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Spokane County Fire District 3 and other area fire officials want to...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 28, 2016 

Public art policy proposed for Airway Heights

Airway Heights may have public art included in future construction projects, if a proposed policy heading to the next City Council meeting is approved. At its April 25 study session, the council agreed to move forward a policy that would allow city...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 28, 2016 

Parks and Recreation has activities for all Cheney residents

Cheney's Parks and Recreation Department has new activities mixed with old favorites for area residents this spring and summer - all of which are detailed in its 32-page "Experience Cheney" 2016...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 28, 2016 

Treasure Preschool students cycle to help other kids

Round and round the three-wheelers go, and when they stop, Rachel Showalter knows. "They go until they're just too pooped out," the teacher and owner of Treasure Preschool said about the school's...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 28, 2016 

Tulips tops for Yard of the Month winner

Ed Resen has been gardening for a long time. At least since the late 1960s, which is when he and his wife moved into their Cheney house at 927 Oakland St. As Resen began his hobby, he kept collecting...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 28, 2016 

'Missionaries' banished from Whitman College

So, Whitman College has become the latest school to drop its mascot. In a recent Associated Press story, the Walla Walla-based school announced their sports teams will no longer be called the “Missionaries,” named after missionaries Marcus and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Blackhawks drop league meet with East Valley

Cheney High's boys' and girls' track and field teams came up a bit short in their upset bid attempt of East Valley at a Great Northern League dual meet in Cheney, April 21. The Blackhawks boys fell...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Lady Blackhawks rally for win over GNL-leading W. Valley

If the Cheney High softball team is interested in defining that moment when they learned how to win close games, they couldn’t go wrong with last Friday’s game one of a doubleheader at West Valley. Down 5-1 against the then- Great Northern...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Losses to E.V., Pullman, cement Cheney's playoff seeding

With the regular season's end rapidly approaching, the Cheney High boys' soccer team pretty much knows where they'll start the upcoming Great Northern League playoffs - on the road. Who that opponent...

 
 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...

 

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