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Articles from the January 26, 2017 edition

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Rusty Lady Blackhawks knock off Pullman

A challenging week for the Cheney High School girls basketball team — and likely all Cheney squads — ended with a 1-2 record in Great Northern League play. The Martin Luther King holiday on... Full story

 

Blackhawks defeat East Valley for first league win

The Blackhawks began with a 57–52 win at East Valley, and finished with a pair of 40-plus point losses to Pullman and at Clarkston, the fifth and third-ranked teams in the state 2A classification.... Full story

 

Positivity Wall a benefit to MLHS students

Medical Lake High School students, staff and visitors who stroll down Hall 100 may notice the "Positivity Wall." The wall is adorned with positive messages written by students, including "happiness...

 

Taylor wins Hallett Elementary School geography bee

Hallett Elementary fifth-grader Shayley Taylor said she was shocked when she, along with her best friend Lindsay Kuster, made it to the final round of the school's Jan. 17 geography bee competition....

 

Education Briefs

Pendleton and Simonsen on dean’s list Cheney High School alumna Kelly Simonsen and Medical Lake High School alum Jonah Pendleton made the George Fox University’s dean’s list for fall quarter. Simonsen is currently studying history and...

 

CHS Students of the Month

Cheney High School announced the names of its students of the month for December. Front row left to right: Aurora Cable, Jaymee Knutson, Layci Thieschafer and Rachel Hove. Back row left to right:...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 26, 2017

The Fairways says, 'think spring and green grass'

The parking lot is not plowed, and the tee markers sit lonely amidst a sea of white and a winter that has not at all lost any of its grip. A golf-less winter has been a little rare in recent years,...

 

Zak Designs' HydraTrak Straw Tumbler wins award

Zak Designs, headquartered in Airway Heights, announced in a Jan. 20 news release that its patented HydraTrak Straw Tumbler has received a coveted “Good Design” Award from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European...

 

'Hoops for Caitlin' charity basketball game at MLHS

The Medical Lake School District is coming together to host a charity basketball game, "Hoops for Caitlin," at the high school, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. The event is to support Caitlin Butcher, a Medical...

 

Can we all try to be Americans, not Ameri-cant's?

A cartoon circulated across various media platforms that had a message that we hope could jump out of its two-dimensional world and into today’s whacky environment. It shows a Donald Trump voter and a Hillary Clinton supporter attempting to slide...

 

With proper training and equipment, guns can be an asset in schools

In “Firearms and schools are a bad combination,” published in the Dec. 29, 2016 issue of the Cheney Free Press the question was “Should teachers be allowed to have weapons on school property?” And while it was a policy just being “looked...

 

There are more important issues than who uses which bathroom

I am writing today in regards to the article, “Holy Sworn in for third term for 6th district legislature,” I am a Republican, like most folks around here, but this is definitely a case where our lawmakers are not in-step with their constituents....

 

Supporting school bond is supporting future Cheney students

As graduates of EWU and then spending the next 49 years as community members of Cheney, we are supporting the new school bond proposal.  Upon receiving our teaching degrees, we chose to live here and raise our family in this town in large part due...

 

School bond's passage is critical to 21st century learning

I am the mother of two daughters who graduated from the Cheney School District. I’m writing in support of the upcoming bond measure which is a proposal to fund renovation or construction of buildings within the district. This bond is an issuance of...

 

Vote no for the third time

I urge all voters in the Cheney School District to vote against the $52 million, 21-year bond proposal AGAIN, which will be on the Feb. 14 ballot. I have lived in Cheney and been a property owner for more than 50 years. The voters in the Cheney...

 

Book clubs are abundant on the West Plains

Getting involved in a book club in the West Plains is easier than some may think, considering there are three in the area. The Airway Heights, Cheney and Medical Lake libraries each have a book club...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us this Sunday, Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Sunday school...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Jan. 25, 2007 The Cheney City Council voted unanimously to confirm Robert Strope as the new City Administrator. The National Association for Music Education Northwest Division selected Preston Terry from Medical Lake High School as a fin...

 

From the archives: 1977

Saving you soles Saving soles in his workshop is Eddy Huber, Cheney's shoe repairman. In addition to shoe repair, he patches seat covers for school buses, mends suitcase handles, installs zippers and...

 

Justin Michael Anderson

Justin Michael Anderson, 34, passed away Jan. 19, 2017, in Spokane, where he was born on Dec. 16, 1982 to Russell and Georgianna Anderson. Justin was preceded in death by grandparents Paul Anderson...

 

Eugene Arthur Artz

Eugene Arthur Artz, 75, passed away Jan. 7, 2017 after a battle with cancer. Gene was born June 13, 1941 in Honolulu, Hawaii and was a civilian survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He grew up in Hawaii and later in Medical Lake, which he would...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • Jan. 27, Light Fitness Hour (adults 50+), Wren Pierson Community Center, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. • Jan. 27, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0–18 months), 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Jan. 27, Texas Hold’em (adults 50+), Wren Pierson... Full story

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Fifty years ago on January 27, 1967, Americans watched in horror as a fire aboard the Apollo 1 space capsule on the ground at Cape Kennedy, Fla., killed the three astronauts on board. Learn more about our area’s history at www.c...

 

A change of heart and mind

The Airway Heights City Council decided not to take an official stance on the Cheney School District's $52 million bond proposal after all. At its Jan. 17 meeting, council voted 5-0 to oppose a...

 

Controlling court loads

Medical Lake’s City Council took an initial step to bring its municipal court up to speed regarding public defender caseload rules adopted by Washington’s Supreme Court and Legislature. At its Jan. 17 meeting, the council held a discussion and fi...

 

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