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Goofy's still serves up softball memories

'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...

Credit Union gets its red on

Employees at Cheney Federal Credit Union got into the spirit of Eastern Washington University football game-day last Friday by dressing in red to support the Eagles as they faced the University of...

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...

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...

Montelone and Patel appointed to Airway Heights commission

The Airway Heights City Council approved the appointment of Aspen Monteleone and Kalpesh Patel to the city’s Planning Commission at the council’s Sept. 1 meeting. Montelone moved to Airway Heights in February and was interested being in...

Enter the Eagles

Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin leads his team into Husky Stadium to face the University of Washington last Saturday. The Eagles fell to the...

Cards tune-up at Davenport, play in Freeman Tourney

Medical Lake’s girl’s volleyball team kicked off its 2014 season competing in the Davenport Tournament last Saturday. “We played Bridgeport, Davenport, Omak and Almira-Coulee-Hartline,” head coach Amanda Higgins said. “We lost all four...

Fans choose football teams for variety of reasons

The NFL kicked off another regular season last week with last year’s Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks defeating the Green Bay Packers, Thursday, Sept. 4. My social media feeds were flooded with pictures of friends donning their blue and...

Tappero leads Cardinals over Orofino 40-31

Medical Lake head football coach Wes Hobbs had a questions as his team approached their season opening game last Friday against visiting Orofino, from Idaho. When the horn sounded following the...

Eagles fall short – again – against Huskies

In a game dominated by big numbers on the scoreboard and stats report, the latest non-conference loss by the Eastern Washington University football team to the Pac-12's University of Washington was...

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...

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...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, Sept. 13, EWU bye. Saturday, Sept. 20, EWU at Montana State,12:10 p.m.. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Friday Sept. 12, Cheney at Deer Park, 7 p.m....

Sports Briefs

Eastern volleyball plays at Idaho tourney Off to its best start in eight years, the Eastern Washington University women’s volleyball team looks to continue its winning ways with a trio of matches this weekend as part of the Idaho Tournament in...

It's time to stop the foreign policy crisis intervention cycle

If you feel every time you get up in the morning there’s a new foreign policy crisis facing the nation, you’re not alone. It can be dizzying how a confrontation in one area of the world is quickly replaced by conflict in another area. Often...

What is the true poverty rate in America?

A picture of you standing in front of your dirty car doesn’t mean that your car has always been and always will be dirty — or that it’s dirty because of some personal failure of yours. Nor does it mean you’re the only person around whose...

West Plains has enormous potential for our economic future

In the early 1960s, I attended grade school at St. Anthony in Renton. Catholic schools attracted students from quite a large area, so a number of kids in my class were from the Kent valley. I well remember a classmate whose family owned a dairy in...

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • Sept. 12, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Sept. 15, Dance Class, Wren Pierson Community Center, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. • Sept. 16, Senior Light Fitness, Wren... Full story

West Plains Briefs

Agent Orange Town Hall meeting The Vietnam Veterans of America are sponsoring a town hall meeting Saturday, Sept. 13, to obtain recorded testimony of Vietnam veterans, their children and grandchildren that suffer serious health issues because of... Full story

Turnbull Refuge work party scheduled for Oct. 4

Turnbull Wildlife Refuge and Spokane Audubon Society are hosting a community work party Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at the refuge. This is part of an ongoing effort to restore native...

Donations requested for annual Coats 4 Kids/Cheney Community Coat Drive

The annual Coats 4 Kids/Cheney Community Coat Drive is underway now. Coats can be donated at any of the local Cheney School District schools or at many local churches and businesses beginning Sept....

Spokane County investigators apprehend daytime burglars

Members of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office investigative task force arrested Damian A. Zowal, 20, and Trever J. Burzic, 21, Sept. 5 for the burglaries of two residences in Spokane County. According to a news release , an increase in...

City begins preparation for Sunset Park restroom

The city of Airway Heights is getting ready to make way for their new CXT restroom facility and splash pad at Sunset Park. The City Council approved the purchase of the facility at the July 21...

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....

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...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 2 A 17-year-old male was arrested on the 400 block of North Fifth Street for third-degree malicious mischief. A rock was used to break a windshield. Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on North Ninth Street. Two 17-year-old...

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...

Medical Lake marching band to play on WSU home turf

The Medical Lake High School marching band is off to a busy start as they performed during halftime of last Friday's Medical Lake football game at home against the Orofino Maniacs. The band is...

Camp Selah provides after-school program

Medical Lake students who are looking for something to do after school can go to the Selah Day Scouts Day Camp after-school program at the Jensen Youth Memorial Ranch, 961 N. Stanley St. The...

Goofy's still serves up softball memories

For some 20 years between about 1970 and 1990, a tradition built both fond memories and relationships that last to this day. It centered around a tavern, but really had little to do with quaffing the ...

When it comes to dealing with cats, what's the use?

A young mother with a couple of children can curb her impatience (almost) they write on the walls with red crayons or poke their fingers into a freshly baked cake. But life is different when you are a bit older and the “children” are of the...

Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan online

OLYMPIA — Washington’s Department of Natural Resources invites the public to review the new draft Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan. Over the next 50 years, the plan is designed to guide DNR in better ways to protect at-risk native...

StageWest presents first play of the year

StageWest Community Theatre presents it’s first production of the 2014-2015 season, “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got The Will?” The comedy written by Del Shore is about a family of misfits who come together for the first time in years because...

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

One hundred twenty-five years ago in 1889, wheat sold for 80 cents a bushel and oil traded at $1.06 a barrel. Twenty-five years ago in 1989, wheat sold for $4.47 a bushel and oil traded at $20 a barrel. Learn more about our area’s history at...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 16, 2004 A fire apparently started by some joyriding teens burned about 130 acres of wheat stubble west of the Eastern Washington University campus behind Woodward Field. Councilman D.C. “Terry” Harland, 84, was appointed to...

Bert H. Conrath

Bert H. Conrath (age 92) of Cheney, passed away Sept. 4, 2014 in Spokane. Bert was born June 30, 1922 in Tokio, Wash. to Charles and Anna (Yager) Conrath and was a graduate of Sprague High School,...

Gladys L. Dunn

Gladys L. Dunn went home to be with her Lord and daughters, Anita and Laura on Sept. 1, 2014. Gladys was born to James and Gladys Clay on June 17, 1927, at Fort Smith, Ark. Gladys grew up out in the country just outside of Fort Smith as an only... Full story