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It's all about the water

For the third time in four years, Cheney restricts irrigation uses By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The top story of 2017 literally begins under everybody's feet. Water was on the minds, if not always coming...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 4, 2018

Ted Olson takes 'logical step' to ML council seat

Ted Olson's first dive into the election pool was a success. It was also a logical step he said. The former state worker earned a relatively comfortable victory in the Nov. 7 general election over...

 

Science, technology and sport collide for FIRST Robotics kickoff at Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University will host 100 high school students from around the region for the annual kickoff of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), 8–10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, in the lobby of EWU’s Computing and Engineering Building....

 

From April 20 - Schlotter receives national award

Cheney School District's Catheleen Schlotter, at the time an assistant principal and reengagement and intervention specialist at Snowdon Elementary School, was named National School Social Worker of...

 

EWU Downtown Gallery exhibit features embroidered tapestries of Kyrgyz nomads

The Eastern Washington University Downtown Student Gallery will kick off 2018 by hosting the exhibit “Song of Silence: Embroidered Tapestries of Kyrgyz Nomads.” The student gallery is free and open to the public beginning Monday, Jan. 8. EWU...

 

Madame Mayor

Incoming Medical Lake Mayor Shirley Maike (right) was given the oath of office by City Clerk Karen Langford on Dec. 27. Maike's term began Jan. 1....

 

News Briefs

Christmas tree disposal not free The Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System wants residents to know that it does not dispose of Christmas trees for free at regional transfer stations or at the Waste to Energy facility on Geiger Boulevard. Some...

 

Cleone's Closet receives donation

Representatives from the Northwest Farm Credit Services presented Mable Dunbar a check for $3,000 to help go towards Cleone's Closet's Food Pantry in Airway Heights....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 4, 2018

Fairways unveils new golf simulator

The Fairways Golf Course is open for business despite the snow and cold outside. They are instead urging golfers to step inside to play with their new "toy," a golfing simulator. "People are pretty...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    January 4, 2018

Cheney police arrest four in assault/robbery at The Grove

Cheney Police Department investigators have arrested four individuals suspected of having taken part in an assault and robbery at The Grove apartment complex last October. According to the report, Cheney dispatch received two 9-1-1 hang-up calls...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Dec. 26 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 300 block of J Street. Dec. 27 Ephram Y. Aden, 28, was arrested on the 300 block of Sixth Street on a city of Spokane warrant for malicious mischief. A mountain bike was found on the...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Jan. 3, 2008 An unattended train idled near the Cheney Rodeo Grounds for five days. The exhaust caused respiratory irritation among residents in the area. West Plains Fitness premiered...

 

Churches

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church A welcoming haven, nourishing all God’s people in body, mind and spirit. The Rev. Christine Soule will preach and preside this Sunday. Attention all college students: The Episcopal, Lutheran and Methodist Campus...

 

Kenneth George Clark

Kenneth George Clark was born on March 25,1939 and went to heaven on Dec. 24, 2017 to join his beloved son Peter Clark and so many more that went before him. He leaves behind his loving wife of 55... Full story

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section, send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • Jan. 5, Dinner and big game night: Chutes an... Full story

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred years ago on Jan. 1, 1918, Ivan Garner Calvert began his postal carrier career on Amber RFD 1 out of Amber. His route covered 44 miles, which he drove six days a week until his retirement at the end of 1957. Learn more about our area’s...

 

West Plains Briefs

Breakfast for dinner at Feed Medical Lake Start the new year right by trying breakfast for dinner at Feed Medical Lake, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m. Grocery distribution begins at 4:15 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St. Stay tuned for...

 

From Oct. 26 - Trotting winners

Cheney High School student members of the Future Business Leaders of America club organized a “Trick or Trot” fun run that raised $326 towards purchasing good, used business clothes and employment search help for low-income individuals. It also...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Opinion    January 4, 2018

The year 2017 was overall a good one for me

Even though some people might think 2017 was not a great year, I did not think it was that bad. But I do have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming 2018 as well. In 2017, I was fortunate enough to continue school, have jobs that I love and enjoy t...

 

Online sales are good for the Washington papermakers

By DON BRUNELL Contributor Curbside recycling bins are packed with cardboard shipping boxes from Christmas online shopping. The uptick in consumer shipments is not only good news for the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS, but our nation’s papermak...

 

Washington governor ignores the basics of budget logic

Our governor’s plan to raid the state contingency fund to pay for schools, then repay the fund with a new tax, violates sound financial principles. Creating a budget is not rocket science. The basic principles are the same for every organization,...

 

The public is being duped

When I think of how the new tax bill is being sold to the public, it reminds me of my years in Liberia under President William Tubman. Tubman was dearly loved by the poorest in the country, which actually didn’t make any sense at all. But, needy...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 4, 2018

Bon voyage, coach Baldwin

An emotional Beau Baldwin bid a surprising and a very much unexpected farewell to Eastern Washington University after nine years as the school's head football coach on Jan. 16, headed off to take on...

 

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