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Articles from the February 6, 2014 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    February 6, 2014

Fisher to leave as city administrator

Saying it is time to be closer to family, Cheney City Administrator Arlene Fisher has decided to step down after over six years with the city and accept the job of city manager with Western Washington’s city of Mountlake Terrace. She is the second...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    February 6, 2014

Scholten to leave as ML planner

The Jan. 30 Medical Lake Planning Commission meeting marked an end of an era. Glenn R. Scholten announced this would be the last meeting where he acted as Medical Lake city Planner. Scholten had served on the department for the last seven years....

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    February 6, 2014

One more step closer

An application for construction of a marijuana production and processing facility in Cheney cleared on more hurdle this week. Cheney Hearing Examiner pro tem Brian McGinn approved the conditional use permit application for Cheney Hydroponics, which...

 Front Page    February 6, 2014

Hot car

A vehicle fire in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90, just north of the Medical Lake interchange, backed up traffic for about a mile last Friday afternoon. The fire caused at least one additional...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    February 6, 2014

Former Cheney High student arrested for making shooting threat

A 16-year-old former Cheney High School student was arrested on charges of felony harassment/threats to harm last Friday when two current students alerted authorities to a posting on a social media site showing him making threats against school....

 Front Page    February 6, 2014

Eastern Star contact information

A Jan. 23 story in the Cheney Free Press on quilt distribution by the Martha Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star contained incorrectly submitted contact information. The correct information is as follows: For more information, contact Elaine Weigel...

 By AL STOVER    News    February 6, 2014

Luttrull reflects on Liberty Tires and Auto Service ownership

It was 1995 when Bob Luttrull first came to Liberty Tire and Auto Service in Airway Heights and began working as a mechanic. Fast forward 19 years later and Luttrull is now the owner of the shop....

 By AL STOVER    News    February 6, 2014

Airway Heights Rushing appointed to AWC board of directors

In addition to his duties to the city of Airway Heights, Mayor Patrick Rushing will now serve Washington state in a bigger capacity. At the Feb. 3 City Council meeting, Rushing announced that he was elected to the Association of Washington Cities...

 By KELSEY LAVELLE    News    February 6, 2014

West Plains residents named recipients of 2013 SCOPE awards

The West Plains is an area that prides itself on it's sense of community and dedication to values. This dedication was reiterated when SCOPE announced the 2013 award recipients this past November. Che...

 News    February 6, 2014

London town

Bob Alderman (left) dressed up as video game character Super Mario while right to left (above) Grace Larson, Megan Larson, Kristen Dickey and Luke Dickey check out some of the silent auction items at...

 Opinion    February 6, 2014

Honesty is a character trait worth promoting

Cheney and Medical Lake school districts have been promoting character education at all grade levels since the start of the current school year, using a list of monthly traits developed by the Spokane Valley grassroots organization PACE — Partners...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    February 6, 2014

Purging the piles was time well spent on Super Sunday

Twelve hours of a football watching smorgasbord last Sunday? Not me. At least not glued to the tube and letting spud roots catch hold in the sofa. The Fox NFL Sunday pregame show was on with host Curt Menefee running herd on Michael Strahan and the p...

 Opinion    February 6, 2014

Thank you Emmanuel Lutheran Church

StageWest Community Theatre had a very successful dinner theater on Saturday night Feb. 1. The food created by Mike Harmon from Willow Springs Restaurant was delicious and carried on the wedding theme from the play. The audience really seemed to...

 Opinion    February 6, 2014

'A Perfect Wedding' leaves audiences laughing

In regards to Kelsey Lavelle’s review of StageWest’s production of “A Perfect Wedding,” I too attended a performance (albeit on a different date) and had a significantly different experience. While I agree with Ms. Lavelle’s assessment of...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    February 6, 2014

Cheney High music students head to All-State

Four Cheney High School music students will be making their way to Yakima soon to attend the 41st annual All-State Choir and Band Conference, sponsored by the Washington Music Educators Association,...

 Education    February 6, 2014

Cheney Middle School announces second quarter honor roll students for 2013-2014

Cheney Middle School Honor Roll Second Quarter 2013-2014. Sixth Grade 4.0 GPA — Kayla Bennett, Kassie Brennan, Jocelyn Cone, MaKean Dodson, Madisyn Duilio, Kailey Estrellado, Annika Fiala, Abby Fillmore, J.T. Gasper, Bastiaan Holland, Olena Hoppe,...

 By Al Stover    Education    February 6, 2014

School board approves policies for new year

The Medical Lake School District Board of Trustees passed several items at the Jan. 28 school board meeting. The board first approved the first reading of Policy 3247 and Procedure 3247P, which concerns the isolation and restraint of students who...

 Education    February 6, 2014

Hallett Elementary reveals Janurary award winners

Hallett Elementary announced their January 2014 winners. The theme of the month was responsibility. Pride: Dillon Bahr-Crewdson, Danica Gall, Elliott Bovey, Bella Price, Georgia Campbell, Silas Dutton, Melissa Plute, Makenna Wieck, Taylyn Delgado,...

 Education    February 6, 2014

EWU Honor Roll Dean' List Fall quarter 2013

Eastern Washington University recently named the following Cheney and Medical Lake students to the fall quarter dean’s honor roll for the 2013-14 academic year: Cheney: Drew Ableman, Joshua Alent, Emily Anderson, Fletcher Aukerman, Samantha...

 Calendar    February 6, 2014

West Plains Briefs

Feed Medical Lake Feb. 10 Feed Medical Lake celebrates the Seahawks’ victory over the Broncos with “Super Bowl Fare” of BBQ ribs/chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, chips, and cookies on Monday, Feb. 10, 5-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church,... Full story

 Neighborhood    February 6, 2014

Scott and Angie Bleeker know life is to be enjoyed

By LUELLA DOW Contributor Meet Scott and Angie Bleeker. If you don't know how to smile and laugh you'd better learn right quick. Scott and Angie know the bright side of life and use it often. Scott...

 Neighborhood    February 6, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Feb. 12, 2004 For the second time in two years, the campus at Eastern Washington University was closed and evacuated because of a bomb threat. Receipt of a written note about 2 a.m. at University House, and follow-up messages found at Pe...

 Obituaries    February 6, 2014

Grace Reno

Grace Reno Grace Byrdine Horn Reno passed away Dec. 27, 2013 at her home in Medical Lake. She is survived by her children, Cheryl Reese of Republic, Larry Reno of Medical Lake and Cindy Waite of... Full story

 Obituaries    February 6, 2014

Jessie A. Clark

Jessie A. Clark In Loving Memory of Jessie A. Clark Jessie returned to be with the Lord on Jan. 22, 2014. She passed away gently in her home near Medical Lake Wash., surrounded by her six children... Full story

 Neighborhood    February 6, 2014


Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 as we celebrate the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. Worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school for preschool through adult begins at 9 a.m. Fellowship hour fol...


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