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Articles from the January 9, 2014 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    January 9, 2014

Hearing on marijuana facility Tuesday

The city of Cheney will hold two public hearings next week, one that will determine how residential and commercial development looks in coming years and another that will be the first of its kind. The latter is a hearing by the hearing examiner on...

 
 By JOSE-ANTONIO OROSCO    Opinion    January 9, 2014

Dr. King's Lessons for the Climate Justice Movement

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize. One of the most striking aspects of his acceptance speech is the hope he expressed in humanity’s ability to overcome war. This was no mere idealism on his part. Less than five year...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    January 9, 2014

Cheney's legislative priorities

City of Cheney officials are hoping the old saying "The best offense is a good defense" proves correct when it comes to the upcoming Washington Legislature's short session. The Legislature's 60-day...

 
 Front Page    January 9, 2014

Shedding light on education

A new skylight provides some natural illumination as part of Eastern Washington University's $57 million renovation of its main classroom building, Patterson Hall. The building officially re-opened...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    January 9, 2014

Airway Heights council reappoints Richey deputy mayor

The Airway Heights City Council began their new year by reappointing a familiar face to the council. During the Jan. 6 regular meeting, the council appointed Kevin Richey as the deputy mayor to the city for another two years. Councilwoman Tanya Dashi...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    January 9, 2014

Hobbs is 2013 Officer of the Year

For Cheney Police Det. Justin Hobbs, a career in law enforcement didn't manifest itself immediately after graduation from Deer Park High School. In fact, you might say he was "steered" in that...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    January 9, 2014

Cheney can help Sit and Be Fit

A nationally syndicated exercise show is coming to Cheney looking for volunteers to help them prove a point – that staying healthy and fit doesn't have to be rigorous and hard. "Sit and Be Fit," a...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    January 9, 2014

Rich's Transmission and Auto moves

Drivers, who go along Sunset Highway, might see a new addition along West Sunset Highway. Rich Plesek, owner of Rich’s Transmission and Auto, moved his shop to a new location at 13216 West Sunset Highway back in August 2013. His shop was...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    January 9, 2014

Vehicle fire delays Highway 2 traffic near Airway Heights

Drivers along Highway 2 may have found it difficult to drive home as a truck pulling a spotlight trailer caught fire near O’Reilly’s Auto Parts in Airway Heights, Jan. 6. .According to officials, the Airway Heights Fire Department received a...

 
 More News    January 9, 2014

West Plains Briefs

ML book club reviews ‘Gatsby’ The Medical Lake Friends of the Library will be discussing “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald at its Jan. 13 meeting. The Monday meeting starts with a social hour and refreshments at 12:30 p.m. followed...

 
 More News    January 9, 2014

Officially re-open

EWU President Dr. Rodolfo Arevalo and board of trustees chair Paul Tanaka (left) along with university vice president for business and finance Mary Voves (right) hold the ribbon for 6th District...

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    January 9, 2014

After many moves, Billiaus settle in Cheney

Vernon and Laura Billiau lived at Cheney years ago for a short time. Laura's brother, Michael Dooley had a home here and they came to visit him. Yes, a Dooley is a real Irishman. I imagine Laura was...

 
 Obituaries    January 9, 2014

Norman M. Peterson

Norman M. Peterson died peacefully on Dec. 28, 2013 at Cheney Care Center in Cheney Wash. He was born Aug. 19, 1920 in Minneapolis Minn. He lived to see 93 years. Norm is survived by his wife, Esther of 26 years and two stepchildren, Gary McGill of... Full story

 
 Neighborhood    January 9, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Jan. 15, 2004 Ultra-frigid temperatures caused a pipe in the city’s Wren Pierson Center to burst, flooding a portion of the top floor of the building and damaging the Cheney Museum that was located on the ground floor. The city of...

 
 Neighborhood    January 9, 2014

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us this Sunday, Jan. 12 as we celebrate the baptism of our Lord. Worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school for ages preschool through adult begins at 9 a.m. Fellowship hour follows the...

 
 Neighborhood    January 9, 2014

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • Jan. 9, Play and Learn Storytime (ages 3-5), community library, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. • Jan. 10, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0-18 mos.), community library, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. • Jan. 14, Public hearing for...

 
 Neighborhood    January 9, 2014

Merchant decorating winners

The winners of this year's Cheney Merchant Association Holiday Decorating Contest are (below) first place, Kelsy Deines and Brody Faire of Apex Physical Therapy and (left) second place winner Mary...

 
 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Sports    January 9, 2014

Eagles third in final FCS polls after historic year Eagles are third in final FCS polls after historic year

After another run to the semifinals of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, the Eastern Washington University football team ended the season ranked third in a pair of final NCAA FCS...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    January 9, 2014

Wessels takes first at Cheney Invitational wrestling

Josh Wessels had a chance at redemption. He came onto the mat against Josey Anderson, of Reardan, who had defeated him the night before when Cheney traveled to Reardan for a meet against the Indians....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 9, 2014

Cardinals turn tables on Stags for 60-58 victory

Medical Lake's strong start was just enough to allow them to hold off Deer Park 60-58 in a nonleague basketball game last Saturday in Deer Park. It was a stark turnaround for the Cardinals who, on...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 9, 2014

Eastern women get fired up at right time in Idaho State win

Sometimes lighting that fire under her players is, as Eastern Washington University head women's basketball coach Wendy Schuller suggests, like rubbing a pair of damp sticks together. But that certain...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 9, 2014

Eagles try to snap skid against Griz, Bobcats at Reese

Throwing down shots last Saturday night at Holt Arena in Pocatello was maybe especially tough for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team because most of the Eagles were throwing up. Nagged by a bad case of food poisoning that...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 9, 2014

Boys swimming resumes Jan. 9, versus Prosser, Grandview

The sound of splashing filled the air at the EWU swimming pool as a group of men swam back and forth. From the sidelines, boys swimming head coach Jennifer Hochwalt shouts,” Almost done guys, keep it up. This is our last set.” The Cheney High...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    January 9, 2014

Lady Hawks cruise to win over Deer Park in Great Northern League opener

The Cheney girls’ basketball team opened the 2014 Great Northern League season with a much-needed win at Deer Park. The Lady Hawks, led by the scoring of Shyann Morton and Kayla Lemelin, blew open a 7-5 game after one quarter by outscoring the...

 

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