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 By Paul Delaney    Front Page    August 27, 2015 

Schwab receives street vacation nod

With no live public comment offered at their meeting, and none received by the city in the past several weeks, the Cheney City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to vacate a portion of Spokane Street to accommodate the expansion of Les Schwab...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Front Page    August 27, 2015 

Bad air makes teams scramble

There's the tragedy associated with the 2015 edition of Washington's devastating wildfire season: death, destruction and personal loss. And then there's the inconvenience. When measured against what...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    August 27, 2015 

Young talent to tackle veterans on the track

Never in recent local auto racing history has such a crop of young local up-and-coming talent existed. And the group of three drivers — Medical Lake’s Braeden Havens, 21, Newman Lake’s Blake Williams, 20, and hopefully Nicole Behar, an...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    August 27, 2015 

Benson's happy to be back

It wasn't the kind of second year back in Cheney Wade Benson envisioned. A diagnosis of throat cancer can tend to change one's focus in life a great deal. Fresh from a season off the bench - but...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Education    August 20, 2015

Cullinan completes busy first year as EWU President

The Big Sky Conference's President's Trophy for academic and athletic excellence sits appropriately on the coffee table in Dr. Mary Cullinan's office. While it centers on athletics, the award...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    August 20, 2015

Getting right mix is key for EWU soccer success

In his rookie season as head soccer coach at Eastern Washington University in 2014, Chad Bodnar had plenty on his plate as he transitioned from the community college level in Walla Walla to NCAA...

 
 By Paul Delaney    More News    August 20, 2015

Crews are quick to douse Cameron Road fire

The combined resources of Spokane County Fire District No. 3, the Cheney Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources made short work of what has been called the Cameron Road Fire on Wednesday, Aug. 12. “Fortunately we had a lot of...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    August 13, 2015

Lives touched measure Krause's career

He didn't invent the term student-athlete but for former Eastern Washington basketball coach Jerry Krause, one might think so because rare is the time it is not part of a conversation. Krause, 79,...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    August 13, 2015

Eastern hockey sees improvement with returnees, recruits

There appears to be plenty of reason for optimism as Eastern Washington University prepares for its fifth season of play in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League. For starters, the Eagles...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    August 13, 2015

Feeling on top of the world after hike

Uneventful and memorable. Those two words seem to best sum up five days of real sweat, some tears, and just a tad bit of blood following the outdoor challenge — that trip back in time to the Wallowa Mountains — I previewed last week in Write to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    August 6, 2015

No wasting valuable water at EWU's pool project

A perfect set of circumstances last week allowed Eastern Washington University to get necessary work done on its swimming pool, help the Cheney Fire Department with some training and get some fields m...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    August 6, 2015

Putting the saying '60 is the new 40' to the ultimate test

Whoever came up with that widely popular notion that “60 in the new 40,” I hope they’re right. Because as you pull this edition of the Free Press out of the mail box or newspaper stand for some leisurely reading I’ll be somewhere along a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 6, 2015

Krause, basketball will remain close

Even in retirement, Jerry Krause will never be very far from the game of basketball he's coached, taught and written about so widely in the past half century. His new Fish Lake home features...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 6, 2015

Williams gets jump on EWU football career

There wasn't a lot of real coaxing necessary to get hometown Cheney recruit Keenan Williams to stay close by and play college football. "It feels great to be in town, a lot of the guys have to travel...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 6, 2015

Collecting for Ken

Eastern Washington University basketball players Will Ferris (15) and Venky Jois helped raise funds for local radio personality Ken Hopkins July 31 at the Dutch Brothers coffee stand at Francis...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    July 30, 2015

Rodeo, Roundup look to connect community

With a rodeo that may be better than ever, even after nearly a half-century, and a city in search of staying power for a community event, perhaps the two can help both parties thrive. The 48th annual...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Neighborhood    July 30, 2015

Mike Ault practices art of black and white photography

Many of us got our start in taking pictures - "snap-shots" if you will - when we received our first Kodak Instamatic camera. The difference between the vast majority of us and Mike Ault, however, are...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 30, 2015

Plenty is new for EWU as Eagles prepare for 2015 football season

Back on Oct. 4, 2014 when quarterback Vernon Adams limped off the field after breaking a couple of bones in his foot, there was concern over where the Eastern Washington University football program might be headed the remainder of the season. But whe...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 30, 2015

Once popular hydros struggling to keep their roostertails flying

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter A generation before the Sonics, Pilots/Mariners or Seahawks, the notion of anything Major League in the Northwest was a nebulous thing. Back when the Washington Huskies and Oregon Ducks were more often than not college...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    July 23, 2015

EWU trustees approve 2016 operating budget

After an initial viewing in May, and passing an interim budget for the 2015-16 academic year in mid-June, the Eastern Washington University board of trustees approved a final spending package Friday, July 17. Meeting both in person and over the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    July 23, 2015

Open for business

Cheney became one of the new focal points of residential development on the West Plains with the official opening of phase one of the Harvest Bluff development. From left to right are: Cheney City...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 23, 2015

Memorable times behind, ahead for EWU's Chaves

Time has admittedly flown by for Eastern Washington University's athletic director Bill Chaves. Chaves recently passed his eight-year mark on the job and it's been a most memorable run punctuated by...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 23, 2015

Blue Devils season is both successful and frustrating

In the end and despite a number of high points, the Spokane Blue Devils AAA American Legion baseball team will consider their 2015 season one where they just might have underachieved. The Blue Devils season came to an end in the playoffs for the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    July 16, 2015

New penalties for leaving animals in hot cars

The next time Jill Weiszmann comes across a pet locked in the roaster oven of a car on a hot summer day, she will have a weapon other than a cell phone and her concern. Weiszmann hopes that what she experienced recently in a Cheney supermarket...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 16, 2015

Denny's wild ride caps Cheney Rodeo

Five of the eight championships were decided on Friday night at the 48th Annual Cheney Rodeo, but those who ventured out to Bi-Mart Arena Sunday got to likely see the performance of the weekend....

 

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