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 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...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 19, 2016

West Plains road work

Residents of the West Plains might want to adopt a sometimes used phrase to describe the philosophy of the Washington state Department of Transportation when it comes to driving around this summer — expect delays. A number of road projects are on...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 19, 2016

Quarters not required

Members of Eastern Washington University's basketball band "Code Red" take part in some human foosball action at Roos Field last Saturday. The game and other activities were part of Numerica Credit...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 19, 2016

Busy Cheney council approves vehicle lease

The Cheney City Council approved a Police Department request to lease three new patrol vehicles as one of 16 agenda items at a busy council meeting May 10. The agreement with First Capital Leasing Equipment Corporation will allow the department to...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 19, 2016

Aerial rescue

Medstar's Eurocopter EC-135 proved to be a popular attraction at the Cheney Fire Department's open house Saturday, May 14....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 19, 2016

AH City Council questions contract increase

An increase in the price of consultant work for an upcoming road project created questions at the Airway Heights City Council’s May 16 meeting. The city hired Century West Engineering to perform design work on its McFarlane Road Arterial...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 19, 2016

Member no shows cancels AH planning meeting

Lack of a quorum led to cancellation of the May 11 Airway Heights Planning Commission meeting, but it likely won’t lead to delays in a project commission members would have discussed. A public hearing had been scheduled for review and comment on a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 19, 2016

Helping Wounded Warriors

Airway Heights Mayor Kevin Richey (right) presented awards and gifts of appreciation to several individuals involved in the local Wounded Warriors Project. Airway Heights Yoke's Fresh Market worked...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 19, 2016

Lady Blackhawks repeat as District 7 champs

Last year, the Cheney High softball team notched a couple firsts for the Lady Blackhawks program - their first ever Great Northern League title and first ever District 7 championship. And while this...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 19, 2016

Blackhawks track advances 18 to 2A regionals

The Cheney High track and field teams should be well represented in both quantity and quality at this Friday’s regional meet with Central Washington Athletic Conference schools in Prosser. The Blackhawks’ girls collected seven titles and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 12, 2016

Mayfest heads up weekend events

Downtown Cheney will be a hub of activity this weekend with the return of the fourth annual Cheney Mayfest, Friday and Saturday. Coordinator Douglas LaBar said the event is taking place earlier this...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 12, 2016

The event incubator

If you’re a Cheney organization interested in getting an event started, or finding funding for one already in the works, you should know there’s a pile of money out there to help. You should also understand one important caveat — to get that mo...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 12, 2016

Looking for a deal

Organizers of the annual Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars yard sale said attendance was brisk and steady at its location in Denny's Harvest Foods parking lot as people stopped by on Friday and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 12, 2016

Parking issues in Fox Ridge development

Alleged parking issues in the Fox Ridge development again arose at the May 3 Medical Lake City Council meeting. Fox Ridge resident Theodore Olson came before the council during the citizen’s comment portion to ask for an update on his previous...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 12, 2016

Cause of Marshall-area fire still undetermined

Spokane County Fire District 3 officials say the cause of a blaze that destroyed a home east of Marshall April 30 is still undetermined even though they believe the fire originated in the home’s basement. District Division Chief Debby Dodson said...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 12, 2016

Davis Communications proposed as addition to comprehensive plan list of Internet providers

You never know what you may get when you show up to a Cheney government meeting. For Tim Gainer, being in the audience at the monthly meeting of the Cheney Planning Commission on May 9 apparently will get his company, Davis Communications, included...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    May 12, 2016

Are you practicing what your bumper sticker preaches?

So there I was a couple Friday mornings ago, driving along Government Way in Spokane heading to work. A dark gray Subaru wagon-type car had been dogging my rear ever since I turned onto the road off Fort George Wright Way, heading past the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 12, 2016

Cheney softball stages a comeback for the ages

It’s not unusual to see teams rally from huge deficits to win games. But those rallies usually take time. For the Cheney High softball team, time — or rather outs — was running out in the Great Northern League regular season finale May 3 agains...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 12, 2016

Cheney girls win District 7 JV title

Some of Cheney High’s varsity track and field members may be doing a little over-the-shoulder looking, thanks to the Blackhawks junior varsity squads. The Cheney girls scored 178 points to capture the District 7 JV Invitational held May 5 in...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 12, 2016

Blackhawks fall in soccer semis to East Valley

The Cheney High boys’ soccer team’s run to state came to an abrupt end last Saturday on the sun-drenched fields of East Valley. The second-seeded Knights overcame a 1-0 deficit with three first half goals over a 12-minute stretch, and held on...

 

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