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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 28, 2016 

Jarms' palm tree display hopes to cash in for kids

Pine trees, not palms, are the dominant species in the area surrounding Cheney. But recently, Jarms Ace Hardware has "planted" their version of those trees from the tropics in front of the store,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 28, 2016 

Cannons bounced at state in quirky tiebreaker

The Spokane Cannons are still wondering what hit them at the Washington State American Legion state tournament in Selah. Strong pitching from their two best arms led the team to what they thought was...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 28, 2016 

Honest answers needed to protect integrity of Legion Baseball

When one visits the national website for American Legion Baseball they are greeted by the words, “Promoting healthy competition, sportsmanship and good citizenship since 1925.” Adjacent are testimonials from notable baseball greats, Don...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 21, 2016

STEP project preliminary details are unveiled

Five weeks after gaining approval from the state, and 13 months removed from an OK by the federal government, the Spokane Tribe of Indians officially unveiled plans for their casino and resort project...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    July 21, 2016

Solutions seem miles away in recent headline shootings

Timing is everything, it is said. And the timing of author Heather MacDonald’s recently released book, “The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe,” is tragically so. The recent epidemic of those taking out...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 21, 2016

Cannons off to state American Legion tourney

Spokane Cannons' head coach Chad Ripke gets a second chance at a state championship in the span of two months. Ripke, who guided his Freeman Scotties to third place in the state 1A tournament in May...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 21, 2016

Chaves reflects on past, looks to the future at EWU

It's a big year for Eastern Washington University athletics director Bill Chaves. Ahead lies what he calls, "one of those milestone birthdays," his 50th, marked also by the start of his 10th year on...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 21, 2016

Strange ending to Medical Lake's American Legion season

A surprising season for the Medical Lake American Legion A-League team came to a very strange ending. After qualifying for the league playoffs in a season that was viewed simply as a time when young...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 14, 2016

Yoke's purchases Trading Company stores

After months of rumors, the sale of the Trading Company stores to Yoke's Fresh Markets was announced July 11 in a press release. The four-store acquisition includes stores in Cheney, Latah Creek,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 14, 2016

Homes are a hot commodity in Cheney - again

You've seen and heard about the big boom in apartment construction in the area. But there's another hot property these days and that's because there is way too little of it - houses for sale. One of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 14, 2016

Barron cruises to Lilac City Invitational victory

For a change, the Lilac Invitational Golf Tournament had little drama at the finish. Derek Barron, the teaching pro from Lakewood, Wash., earned an easy four-stroke victory over Kevin PomArleau, from...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 14, 2016

Lilac winner trying to drive his game into the fast lane

With no traffic in the rearview mirror, Derek Barron was able to concentrate on the road ahead. And for the 31-year-old 2016 Lilac City Invitational champion, that journey is hopefully playing more...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 14, 2016

Medical Lake closes regular season with blazing bats

Medical Lake's return to American Legion baseball in 2016 after a season away was a success, the proof being their earning of a playoff spot. After struggling in the Wood Bat Classic tournament over...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 7, 2016

Spokane offers abundant water to WP customers

Business has many things that drive it, but among the most important might be the availability of water. And while in many parts of the West Plains, businesses and residents are serviced by the munici...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 7, 2016

Cannons claim third place in Wood Bat tourney

The Spokane Cannons may be disappointed that their quest for a Senior American Legion Wood Bat Classic title ended last Sunday afternoon, a game short of reaching the final. Spokane lost to the Edmont...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 7, 2016

More of a challenge for Lilac field chasing the big check

The lure of the bigger first-place check is working to attract more professionals to the 2016 Lilac Open Golf Tournament that runs July 7 – 10 at The Fairways Golf Course. As of July 5 three former champions are in the field, including the 2015 win...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 7, 2016

Medical Lake starts strong, fades in Wood Bat

Home field was not very kind to Medical Lake as they hosted a pod at last weekend's Fourth of July Wood Bat Classic. Medical Lake started off on the right foot with a big 11-2 win over Shadle Park...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 30, 2016

Walker's Property Management relocates

The boom in apartment construction in Cheney is more than noticeable with the sound of hammers pounding and nail-guns popping in a number of locations. That signals a potential shift in the habits of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 30, 2016

Sheldon lives his dream job with Bicycle Time

Mark Sheldon has been a bicycle guy since his youth. So what could be better for the 58-year-old Cheney resident than to live that love for a second career in the past 17 years? "A friend of mine had...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 30, 2016

Harr named new Medical Lake volleyball coach

Medical Lake High School completed filling what were three vacant head coaching positions with the announcement last week that Todd Harr will take over the volleyball program. Earlier, Mo Owens was...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 30, 2016

Finally getting to meet Bert after all these years

Meeting Bert for the first time took time, nearly 25 years. But getting to know Bert is something you’re not sure you even want to do at all because one never knows if he’ll be meek and calm or wild and angry. To be precise, Bert is not a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 30, 2016

Cannons in showdown with Bandits before Wood Bat Classic

The Spokane Cannons won where it really mattered last week, sweeping a Spokane American Legion AAA doubleheader from the Northeast 49ers, 11-2 and 18-3 at Al K. Jackson, June 22. The Cannons feature West Plains’ players from Cheney and Medical...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 23, 2016

Weather forecast is for 'a very normal summer'

Eastern Washington University geography professor Bob Quinn has been quite accurately forecasting the weather for decades, and teaching others along the way, too. As he retires after 49 years of work at the university, Quinn offered one final look...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 23, 2016

Opinions vary on move of EWU graduation

Just like the ever-changing spring weather that was one of the reasons cited for moving Eastern Washington University graduation ceremonies indoors, opinions and evidence of just how the shift affecte...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 23, 2016

JC's Mower Service fires up in Cheney

Jason Buck is taking what he learned in a 21-year career in the U.S. Air Force working on, among other things, high-powered jet engines, and translating that knowledge to lawnmowers. It has been a lon...

 

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