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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    February 1, 2018

Council approves labor contracts

It’s a new year, and three of the city of Cheney’s employee unions have new contracts — including wage increases — thanks to City Council action that took place at its Jan. 30 meeting. The council approved a new contract with the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 1, 2018

Merrick calls on history as his guide

Being about as much of a Medical Lake native as one can be without having been born in or around the community, John Merrick will take that experience to heart as he sits on the City Council for the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 1, 2018

Color Guard Cubs

Members of Cub Scout Pack 353, based at Hutton Elementary School in Spokane, were on hand Jan. 25 to present colors at the Eastern Washington – North Dakota Big Sky Basketball game at Reese...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    February 1, 2018

Oakes named Cheney's officer of the year

It's a tough shift for many, but Cheney police Officer Chris Oakes doesn't mind pulling patrol duty on the graveyard shift. The late night to early morning timeframe presents many challenges that day...

 

Applications sought to fill Cheney Historic Preservation vacancy

The city of Cheney is accepting applications to fill a vacant position on its Historic Preservation Commission. The commission is the appointed body charged with identifying and encouraging conservation of the community’s cultural resources....

 

Ad not from Cheney schools

In the Jan. 25 issue of the Cheney Free Press, an informational document created by the Cheney Public Schools District was reproduced by the citizens committee as an advertisement and included the phrase “vote yes for kids.” The advertisement...

 

Medical Lake school board is back to business

The Medical Lake School Board got back to business and up to date for the new year at its Jan. 23 meeting. But it did not happen right away as the meetingtook place on School Board Appreciation Night. The board arrived to find a collection of gifts...

 

Jace Bylenga named Activist in Residence at EWU

Jace Bylenga was recently introduced as the first male “Activist in Residence” (AIR) at Eastern Washington University. For the fifth year in a row, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Women’s and Gender Education Center are the...

 

Lynn Hickey named Eastern Washington's interim athletics director

Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan has named veteran athletics administrator Lynn Hickey to serve as EWU's interim athletic director while the university begins a national search...

 

Village Centre Cinemas holds Film Scholarship Contest

People who have any interest in the film industry will have a chance to show off their skills in the upcoming Film Scholarship Contest through the Village Centre Cinemas company. This marks the first year that the competition is being held. “We...

 

News Briefs

Feed Cheney and the Souper Bowl of Caring Feb. 4 is Super Bowl Sunday and volunteers with the nonprofit organization Feed Cheney are inviting the community to take part in the annual “Souper Bowl of Caring” to raise funds helping support local...

 

Blue Oyster Cult coming to Northern Quest

As one of the greatest hard rock bands of the 1970s, Blue Öyster Cult will bring their intense sound and vivacious stage presence to Northern Quest Resort & Casino’s Pend Oreille Pavilion on Wednesday, April 11. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Ticket...

 

Somebody had to know what Dr. Larry Nassar was doing

The news that has come out about his involvement with the hundreds of gymnastics girls has been heartbreaking and disturbing on so many levels. And the worst part seems to be that people and institutions along the way knew about it and could’ve...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Opinion    February 1, 2018

Watching live theater is now becoming my new favorite thing to do

Over the weekend, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the show “Motown” at the INB Performing Arts Center which is a part of the “Best of Broadway” series. Little fun fact for those students out there, if you show up two hours before...

 

Cheney provides life-learning experiences

Cheney High School has presented me with many opportunities to succeed and learn through clubs and activities outside of the classroom such as swim team (which is a privilege to have, not many schools are able to compete in swimming), language clubs...

 

The levy is important for outside learning

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, a vote for a replacement Educational Programs and Operation Levy will be held. This levy, if passed, will help every single student in the Cheney School District. Since I participate in some activities funded by the levy, I...

 

Vote no for the Cheney School District levy

Hello Cheney School District. Didn’t we just vote for huge increases for the school district for multiple issues? Did we just not build two or three new buildings? Why are you coming back in less than a year to have us vote? Shouldn’t the school...

 

Schools can only provide levy information

When a school district submits a levy proposition to its voters, the role of the district is to provide an objective and fair presentation of facts to the community. Generally, this information is shared through an informational mailer that...

 

Voters urged to be counted in on the levy

Our CHS motto this year, “Count me in!” reflects how CHS students take pride in being invested in their academics and extracurricular — every minute, every day. I have been involved in several CHS programs, one of which is Career and Technical...

 

Cheney HS offers chances to be involved

Throughout my four years at Cheney High School, I’ve been involved in several extracurricular sports including soccer, basketball, tennis and swimming. Some of my best memories from high school have been with my teammates at athletic events,...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Jan. 31, 2008 Storms struck the Inland Northwest that made for dangerous driving conditions and caused area schools to close. Snowstorms also caused widespread power outages to about...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Cheney Congregational had their 135th annual meeting on Sunday and we are celebrating a new relationship with the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (NACCC). This is an association of churches that...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred years ago in 1918, the Spokane Greenhouse was built over Marshall Creek. It used the water to run the coal-fired steam heat. The greenhouse supplied the Davenport Hotel, as well as many florists and hotels in Spokane with fresh flowers...

 

Ted Fausett,

Ted Fausett, 66, passed away on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at his home in Cheney. Ted was quite the character. Born on May 3, 1951 in Wallace, Idaho, he spent most of his childhood and adolescence... Full story

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • Feb. 2, Middle School Dance, Cheney Middle School, $5 with school I.D. • Feb. 8, Kiwanis Meeting with a guest speaker from Soldier’s Angels, Sessions Village Clubhouse 2229 N. Sixth St., 7 a.m. • Feb. 8, American Legion Ladies... Full story

 

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