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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 11, 2014 

'Not so fast' on Cheney's trash hauling deal

When Todd Ableman, Cheney’s public works director, first read a media report that the city had decided to return to using a large portion of the Spokane County regional trash system they originally opted out of, his first reaction was a form of “...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 11, 2014 

Cheney departments honored

Several city of Cheney departments were honored with awards and statewide recognition at the City Council’s first meeting in September Tuesday night. The city’s wastewater treatment plant was honored for the second year in a row with an...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 11, 2014 

Help wanted: Applicants sought for vacant Cheney council position

The city of Cheney is looking for some civic-minded individuals to serve on the City Council in the position left vacant by the resignation of long-time Councilman Bob Stockton last month. “They need to be good with the council, and advocate for...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    September 11, 2014 

Cheney Planning Commission reviews subdivision codes

The Cheney Planning Commission recommenced its development code updating process with a public hearing on chapters 2, 22 and 23 — Hearing Examiner, Subdivisions and Development Code Administration — at its regular meeting Monday night, Sept. 8....

 
 By John McCallum    More News    September 11, 2014 

Honoring a supporter

Officials from the city of Cheney and the Cheney-Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute dedicated the IAFI information kiosk at the city's visitor's center in memory of former City...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    September 11, 2014 

Cheney schools receive teacher development grants

Three Cheney schools have been selected to be among 45 schools statewide to participate in a cutting edge initiative providing teachers with stronger professional experience and development opportunities in math and science. Washington STEM...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    September 11, 2014 

Blackhawks drop season opener at Colville

For the first game of the season, Cheney High School football head coach Bobby Byrd doesn’t think his Blackhawks did all that bad. Cheney played well defensively but couldn’t get rolling on the offensive side of the ball in a 12-10 non-league...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    September 11, 2014 

Cheney drops soccer opener to Ferris at Albi Stadium

If there’s a silver lining in the Cheney High School girls soccer team’s 6-0 loss Monday against Ferris, head coach Nels Radtke thinks he’s found it. “It was a good thing for us to see where we’re at,” Radtke said Tuesday. The Saxons of t...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 4, 2014

Council OKs Light Department increases

In a harbinger of things to come, the Cheney City Council unanimously approved two ordinances and a resolution updating Light Department service charges and fees and changing how those will take place in the future if needed. The biggest change made...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 4, 2014

Silverbird airstrip proposal receives county approval

The Spokane County Hearing Examiner’s office has given approval to a conditional use permit for construction of a private airstrip on 151 acres of land located about a half mile northeast of Cheney along the Cheney-Spokane Road. Dennis Reed, the pr...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    September 4, 2014

Cadence moves downtown Cheney

Cadence Massage and Esthetics owner Kahla Noel is a Cheney-ite to the bone. Noel grew up here, was Cheney Rodeo Queen in 2006, graduated from Cheney High in 2007, went to Eastern Washington...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    September 4, 2014

Cheney school board accepts technical grant, approves ASB fees

Other than passing a resolution to hold a high school construction bond vote in 2015, the Cheney School Board's agenda for their final meeting, Aug. 20, before the start of the 2014-2015 school year was rather light. The board unanimously approved th...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    September 4, 2014

New to the district

Some of the close to 40 new teachers and staff hires in the Cheney School District pose for a photo during the Aug. 20 orientation session at the district's support site on Needham...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    September 4, 2014

It's time to take supporting Eagles to a higher level

It’s September and you know what that means? Cooler nights and days, that fall crispness beginning to hang in the air. Leaves changing splashing the landscape with paint pallets of color. The daily ritual of the school bus processionals...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 28, 2014

High school bond headed to voters

The Cheney School District board of directors voted 4-1 to authorize a Feb. 10, 2015 ballot measure seeking voter approval of $44,885,830 in general obligations bonds to fund expansion and remodeling of the district’s high school. The money would b...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 28, 2014

It's not a dorm key

Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove (right) presented the key to the city to ESPN commentator and Eastern Washington University alumnus Colin Cowherd during last Saturday's "Tailgating Begins Here" rally...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 28, 2014

Sparing use of military equipment

Cheney Police Chief John Hensley and department Cmdr. Rick Campbell want residents to know the department does not have any automatic weapons. In fact, the majority of items used by Cheney Police are all of law enforcement and not military grade...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    August 28, 2014

From missiles to math books - Cheney School District dedicates new support site

Theoretically, with a pair of good binoculars, on a clear day a person can see every school in the Cheney School District from the top of 2,884-foot Needham Hill. The hill officially became the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 21, 2014

Wrong drive thru

An inexperienced, new driver on a driving permit hit the accelerator rather than the brake pedal of the pickup she was driving while pulling in to park at Spokane Teachers Credit Union's Cheney...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    August 21, 2014

Primary election results certified with few changes

Spokane County election officials certified the results of the Aug. 5 primary on Tuesday, Aug. 19, wrapping up the vote by counting a final 403 ballots Aug. 18. There weren’t many changes from the results tallied two weeks ago. In the four-way...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    August 21, 2014

Hanke sworn in as Cheney firefighter

Cheney finance director Cindy Niemeier administers the oath of service to the Fire Department's newest member Jon Hanke at the City Council's Aug. 12 meeting. From Okanogan, Hanke and his family have...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    August 21, 2014

Car club helps local organizations

Cheney's Stars Stripes, Boots & Spurs Car Club held a golf tournament fundraiser July 27 raising money for two area organizations, the Cheney Junior Rodeo and the veteran's group Time of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 14, 2014

Stockton steps down from council

The Cheney City Council is down a member with the resignation of Councilman Bob Stockton at Tuesday night’s first regular meeting of August. Mayor Tom Trulove read Stockton’s letter of resignation at the beginning of the meeting, in which the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    August 14, 2014

Cheney water passes annual testing

When it’s in good supply — which is most of the time — Cheney’s drinking water continues to be some of the cleanest water around. According to the city’s 2013 Annual Consumer Confidence Report, Cheney’s water tested below maximum...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Neighborhood    August 14, 2014

Cheney's Little Free Library helps promote literacy, love of books

The title of author Vivian Abell's 1973 crafts book might best sum up Cheney-area resident Carlila Hughes' newest literary adventure: "Don't Throw it Away." In Hughes' case, add don't file it away;...

 

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