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Thoroughly cleaning Cheney's budget

For City Administrator Mark Schuller and Finance Director Cindy Niemeier, Cheney's $6.728 million 2015 General Fund budget may be one of the most reviewed and scrubbed general fund budgets ever done.... Full story

 

Council gets 2015 income outlook

In order to have a budget you have to have revenues matching expenses, and the Cheney City Council got a first look at what income the city can expect in 2015 at their Oct. 28 meeting. Cheney’s assessed valuation has been climbing each year, and...

 

Airway Heights 2015 budget preserves, increases services

It’s budgeting season and the city of Airway Heights is working to have their balanced budget for 2015. Airway Heights City Manager Albert Tripp will submit a preliminary budget for 2015 at the Nov. 3 City Council meeting. According to Tripp, the...

 

Photo by Al Stover Jarms has their red on

The crew at Jarms Ace Hardware got into the spirit of supporting the Eastern Washington football team last Friday. Wear your red this Friday in celebration of EWU's Homecoming as the Eagles take on...

 

Crime reports, overtime and calls for service on the rise in Cheney

While overall crime in Cheney continues to inch upwards, perhaps the most startling increase shown in the Police Department’s recent Monthly Accountability Report (MAR) is the amount of overtime paid through nine months of the current budget year....

 

One isn't always the loneliest number

One (Audrey Schlotter) confronts Red (Lillian Barlow) about bullying while Purple (Leanne Johnson), Green (Adam Estock) and Yellow (Colin Chen) look on during presentation of author Kathleen Otoshi's...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    October 30, 2014

Airport and WSDOT seek input on road improvements

Spokane International Airport (SIA) held an open house Oct. 22 to discuss a recent traffic study and possible improvements for the Spotted Road intersections with inbound and outbound Airport Drive. The intersections provide access for both freight a...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    October 30, 2014

Medical Lake wastewater treatment facility receives DOE award

The Medical Lake City Council saw two presentations at its Oct. 21 meeting. The first was the Washington state Department of Ecology (DOE) presenting the city’s Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Facility with the “2013 Outstanding Wastewater Treatme...

 

Fleeing suspect can't escape deputies, K9s and Air 1

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies, with the assistance of K9 units and Air 1, located and arrested a suspect after a pursuit and foot chase ended in the area of Four Mound and Craig Road early Tuesday morning.  On Oct. 28 at 4:10 a.m., Spokane Cou...

 

Spokane County Superior Court selected for new system

SPOKANE — Washington state’s Administrative Office of the Courts announced Oct. 22 that the Spokane Superior Court has been selected as one of only two counties to begin the statewide rollout of the “Odyssey Case Management System” in 2016....

 

Pages of Harmony looking for men and boys singers

Spokane’s Pages of Harmony Men’s Chorus is sponsoring free singing lessons for men and boys of all ages to prepare for a December Cabaret. Spokane Falls Community College’s Dr. Jay Krumbholz, Pages of Harmony director, will lead this rare...

 

Welcome home tribute to veterans at Felts Field Nov. 11

There will be a special Veteran’s Day community tribute to all veterans, Nov. 11, 1 p.m., at Felts Field Airport in Spokane. Featured speakers at this event include Col. Charles McDaniel, commander of 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force...

 

DOE approves county amendment to Shoreline Master Program 

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Washington State Department of Ecology announced on Oct. 21 that it has approved an amendment to the Spokane County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) regarding residential onsite wastewater treatment systems in the county’s shor...

 

Salnave production of 'One' is actually about many

"Blue is a quiet color. Red's a hothead who likes to pick on Blue. Yellow, Orange, Green and Purple don't like what they see, but what can they do? When no one speaks up, things get out of hand - unti...

 

Johnson receives Teacher of the Month award

During the Oct. 10 Fund Run assembly, Medical Lake sixth-12th grade band director Craig Johnson got a surprise when he received the KHQ/Eastern Washington University Teacher of the Month award....

 

Cheney School District board approves contract leasing four vehicles

The Cheney School District is taking a new approach to replacing some of its vehicle fleet, one municipalities and other taxing jurisdictions have engaged in for several years. The school board of directors approved a five-year contract at their...

 

Middle School PACE Students of the Month

The Pizza Factory in Medical Lake celebrated Medical Lake Middle School PACE students of the Month for October with a special pizza party celebration. Back: Reo Layton, Preston Dyess, Nicole...

 

Community comes together for Pumpkin Bingo

Children and adults filled the Hallett Elementary School cafeteria Oct. 24 for the PTSO's (Parent Teacher Student Organization) annual Pumpkin Bingo night. While the Pumpkin Bingo is the PTSO's first...

 

West Plains Briefs

Car Club pancake feed The Stars Stripes, Boots and Spurs Car Club is hosting a pancake feed Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 a.m. at the Cheney American Legion Post, 116 College Ave., to benefit the Cheney Junior Rodeo and veterans organization Time of Remembr... Full story

 

The Free Press keeps you in touch with your community

This issue of the Cheney Free Press is being hand-delivered to over 2,000 students in the Cheney School District this week. We plan to do the same in the near future in Medical Lake. The reason we are taking this step is no secret at all. The Free...

 

Delta, Alaska competition has an interesting twist for Boeing

While the merger of United Airlines and Continental left a gaping hole at the ticket counter at SeaTac International Airport, frequent fliers are noticing an expansion of Delta and Alaska check-in stations these days. That expansion could mean a...

 

McMorris Rodgers lacks solutions

Cathy McMorris Rodgers is just another politician who has mastered the art of saying a lot, without actually saying anything. She cares more about getting re-elected than she cares about standing up for what is right. People claim that her critics...

 

Citizens should vote for Lindstrand

When Alene Lindstrand gets elected this year she will conduct an election audit. This will be the first independent audit in 16 years, which our current county auditor has failed to do. In addition, our current auditor lost a defamation of character...

 

Wissink should be next county clerk

As a mom and a retired Spokane County deputy sheriff of 19 years, I am very much looking forward to the changes that Mary Wissink will bring about as our next Spokane County Clerk. Mary has an informed vision for the future of our Clerk’s office...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Oct. 20 James W. Earl, 29, was arrested on the 700 block of West Fifth Street for violating a no-contact order. A vehicle stolen on the 2200 block of First Street was recovered. Third-degree theft was reported on the 700 block of West First St...

 

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