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Articles from the March 3, 2016 edition

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Seeking storm damage remedy

Cheney residents visiting some city parks may see a bit of logging going on in upcoming weeks. Parks and Public Works employees have been walking some of Cheney's 40 acres of parkland in order to iden...

 

AH council to discuss backing STA tax measure

The Airway Heights City Council voted to move four items forward from its Feb. 22 study to the March 7 regular meeting for consideration, items that included a resolution stating the city’s position on a potential ballot measure increasing sales...

 

Restoring freedom

There are many components to the word "care" in the context of the Cheney Care Community. There are the direct components provided at the care center and the assisted living units, and there are the...

 

Weiszmann earns advanced certification

In the Feb. 25 Cheney Free Press it was incorrectly stated that Cheney City Councilwoman Teresa Overhauser was the recipient of a certificate of municipal leadership — advanced from the Association of Washington Cities. Councilwoman Jill Weiszmann...

 

Commissioners review residential zoning codes

Medical Lake’s Planning Commission used their regular meeting in February to learn all they could about the city’s residential zoning codes in preparation for the upcoming, Growth Management Act-required comprehensive plan review. Most of the...

 

News Briefs

Library district teams with WorkSource on job classes The Spokane County Library District and WorkSource are providing free classes geared toward job seekers and the current workforce throughout March, April and May. “Ready for Work” classes will...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    March 3, 2016

Happy birthday to the good Dr. Seuss!

The Cheney Library held a "Come 1, Come 2," celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, Feb. 28. At left, Cheney Rodeo queen Allison Douglas talks with several libray patrons while at right, Thing...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 3, 2016

Cheney meets K-3 class-size standards

At its Feb. 24 meeting, the Cheney School Board learned the school district is meeting state standards for K-3 class sizes. In 2015, the Washington state Legislature provided additional funding to...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 3, 2016

ML school board approves Ames' contract extension

It appears Tim Ames will continue as the Medical Lake School District superintendent for a few more years. At its Feb. 23 meeting, the Medical Lake School Board approved a three-year contract...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 3, 2016

Lefler and Novo qualify for National SeaPerch challenge

Westwood Middle School is sending a couple of students to the 2016 SeaPerch National Challenge at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge Louisiana in May. Westwood students Carter Lefler and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 3, 2016

MLMS February PACE winners

Medical Lake Middle School honored six students for the Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award for February. February's trait is honesty. Students received certificates and T-shirts, and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 3, 2016

EW Gateway works behind the scenes

With so much focus and attention being given to upgrades of railroad tracks that lead out of Cheney to serve the new Highline Grain Terminal in Four Lakes, the primary users of those rails might have...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 3, 2016

Gas prices are inching up, but not too high

If you’ve sensed the price of gas is moving upward you are not seeing things. But do not worry too much that suddenly prices will be back up in the $3 range. As of March 1 prices in Cheney were all under $1.90 a gallon with City Fuel leading the...

 

'Appropriate Ambitions' comes to EWU gallery

Eastern Washington University’s Gallery of Art is hosting Garrett Bryant and Yaro Shon Neils’ “Appropriate Ambitions” exhibit from March 3 to April 14. According to a news release, “Appropriate Ambitions” is a collaborative installation...

 

Medical Lake Boosters stage ice cream social

The Medical Lake High School Booster Club will host a get-acquainted ice cream social and membership drive tonight (Thursday, March 3) at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium. The Medical Lake High Booster Club was established in 2008 and has raised in...

 

Education Briefs

Kindergarten registration opens Kindergarten registration is open for both Cheney and Medical Lake school districts. Forms families must complete in advance of registration include: student registration form, student health form, certificate of...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    March 3, 2016

EWU board of trustees gets PUB remodel update

Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees and those in attendance got a tentative timeline for the Pence Union Building remodel at the Feb. 26 meeting. Stacey Morgan Foster, EWU vice president for student affairs, and Mary Voves, vice...

 

Stiffer punishment for open meetings violators needed

Any law becomes ineffective when punishment for violating that law fails to act as a deterrent. Or, to use the more colorful phrase, a law’s “got to have teeth.” Two weeks ago the Washington Senate decided to do something it hasn’t done in...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    March 3, 2016

First trip to Mexico was an eye-opening experience

Until Feb. 18 I had never visited a so-called “Third World” country. It may have seemed as though after experiencing the crazy driver who passed me in the center turn lane while I was slowing to the 40 mile-per-hour speed limit while approaching...

 

Trump's and Cruz's words examples of their bigotry

My letter a month ago regarding Islamic State (ISIS) recruitment received a response alleging kowtowing to ISIS. This misinterpretation clearly indicates the need to further detail my letter’s intent. The ISIS recruitment videos featured Donald...

 

Thank you to professionals for speaking to students at CHS Career Exploration Day

Last Friday (Feb. 26), 32 professionals from around the Spokane region volunteered to speak to the juniors of Cheney High School at the second annual CHS Career Exploration Day. Students chose from a variety of career fields such as health sciences...

 

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 • March 4, Baby Play and Learn Storytime... Full story

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 9, 2006 The Cheney City Council set the process in motion for the annexation of a 39-acre parcel of land at Betz and Murphy roads for the future site of a new park. Construction on...

 

Churches

Cheney Community Church This coming Sunday, March 6, a representative from Chosen People Ministries will present the program, “Messiah in the Passover,” during the 10 a.m. worship service.                   ...

 

West Plains Briefs

Lucky Leprechaun Bingo Come test the luck of the Irish and perhaps win a little green at Lucky Leprechaun Bingo, March 13 at Cheney’s American Legion Hall, 116 W. College Ave. The fun begins at 2 p.m. Families are welcome and be sure to bring the... Full story

 

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