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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    January 11, 2018

Council OKs special officer

In his first City Council meeting as mayor on Jan. 9, former Councilman Chris Grover presided over the passage of a pair of emergency measures, one of which gave the city's Police Chief the authority...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    January 11, 2018

Chris Grover takes over

Fifteen years ago, Chris Grover wrote down as one of his goals the desire to be the mayor of the city he has called home since the early 1980s - Cheney. While his timetable for fulfilling that goal...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    January 11, 2018

Woven statement

Tapestries made by women in Kyrgyzstan are on display now through Feb. 9 at Eastern Washington University's Downtown Gallery at Second and F streets in Cheney. The tapestries commemorate events such...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 11, 2018

Mayor Maike has deep Medical Lake roots

As things turn out, it might have been difficult to find a person to become Mayor who has better knowledge of Medical Lake than Shirley Maike. For starters, consider her 20 years as a member of the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 11, 2018

Making the case for fulltime fire service in Medical Lake

One of the hot-button topics during the election campaign for mayor and City Council in Medical Lake has been the desire by some to have fulltime fire department and EMS coverage. While this will...

 

Tapestry celebration

The Eastern Washington University Downtown Student Gallery is now hosting the "Song of Silence: Embroidered Tapestries of Kyrgyz Nomads" exhibit. According to the gallery's website, embroideries...

 

Vanessa Delgado named inaugural director of EWU Multicultural Center

Eastern Washington University announced in a Jan. 9 news release that it has named Vanessa Delgado as the new director of the EWU Multicultural Center. She will begin her duties March 1. Delgado...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    January 11, 2018

Rezones highlight land use issues in Airway Heights

It has been a long process for a few recent rezones in the city limits of Airway Heights. The most discussion came in the first rezone requested by the city. The properties were proposed to change from an R-1, single family residential to R-3,...

 

Bang your head - Dee Snider and Quiet Riot hit Northern Quest

Two of the biggest rock acts of the 1980s are scheduled to shake things up in Airway Heights this April. Quiet Riot and Dee Snider are set to appear in an epic show at Northern Quest Resort & Casi...

 

DSHS combats opioid crisis with 'Starts with One' campaign

OLYMPIA — According to recent statistics, prescription pain medications are now the leading cause of accidental death in Washington state — more than guns or car crashes. In 2015, an average of two Washingtonians died each day from opioid overdos...

 

News Briefs

Christmas tree disposal available in Cheney If you’re a Cheney resident and you’re just now taking down your Christmas tree, the city’s Solid Waste Department would be happy to help you dispose of it. Residents can place their discarded tree,...

 

Inslee introduces carbon tax proposal at State of State address

In his annual State of the State address given to the Legislature on Jan. 9, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee proposed a measure to set a price on carbon emissions in the state. Inslee said more than 75 percent of the tax would be reinvested in a range of...

 

Cheney musician's first solo album features father

Cheney musician/songwriter Brian Stai did his research when deciding where and how to record his second album. It was research that paid dividends not only with the where and the how - but also the wh...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, Jan. 14. You may watch our pastor’s sermons on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Christian education for older elementary t...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Jan. 10, 2008 The number of commercial properties for sale in downtown Medical Lake were up more than ever and kept realtors busy, but most had yet to see a sale or an offer that stuck....

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in 1943, January was the continuation of cold and wet weather with two-feet of snow accumulating during the month, giving the area 58.75” on the season. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneym...

 

West Plains Briefs

City offices closed for MLK holiday All city of Airway Heights, Cheney and Medical Lake offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 16. All curbside...

 

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. 13, “Great Gator Caper” special...

 

Mary Louise Ott

Mary Louise Ott of Cheney, a retired social worker and secretary, died peacefully in her home on Dec. 23. MaryLu was born July 4, 1928 in Coeur' d Alene, Idaho to Henry and Martha (James) Ott. She... Full story

 

Robert Carl (Bob) Johnson

Robert Carl (Bob) Johnson, 78, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at his home in Estes Park, Colo. after a brief battle with esophageal cancer. Born in 1939 in Spokane, Wash,, Johnson moved to Estes Park... Full story

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 2 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 1500 block of Third Street. Jan. 3 Financial fraud was reported on the 1400 block of Gary Street. Unauthorized charges to an account took place. Possession of controlled substance...

 

Level-3 registered sex offender in Spokane area

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information pursuant to RCW 4.24.550, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender release when, in...

 

Cardinals Cruise

Despite a brief slow start, it did not take long for the Medical Lake girls to get in gear and race to an easy 53-22 Northeast A League basketball victory on Jan. 5.... Full story

 

Freeman for Real

The Medical Lake boys stayed with Freeman for most of the night on Jan. 5. But when the visiting Scotties began to click there was no stopping them as they stormed past Medical Lake's boys 64-35 in a... Full story

 
 By Grace Pohl    Photos    January 11, 2018

Cheney Blackhawks Wrestling

The Cheney Blackhawks placed sixth out of 15 teams competing at the Blackhawk Invite on Jan. 6. There were multiple first place finishers for the Blackhawks as Dylan Straley (126), Zack Nguyen (138)... Full story

 

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