Articles from the February 7, 2013 edition

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Ups and downs of Cheney crime

Cheney crime statistics for 2012 are somewhat of a mixed bag: some areas are down while others are up and a few changed very little. According to the Police Department’s year-end report issued at the end of December, reportable offenses in the...

 

Successful tests mean upgrades for new well

At its Monday, Feb. 4 meeting, the Airway Heights City Council took a peek at the future, with items like its reclaim water well and planned multi-use building. One of the larger items on the agenda was a change order for the city’s recovery well,...

 

Students told to dream and reach for the stars

Ten years ago, the West Plains lost one of its own in a tragic incident. Lt. Col. Michael Anderson was one of the seven astronauts who perished in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster Feb. 3, 2003. An...

 

How to build a robot

Led by one of the many volunteers, like Dennis Schweikhardt at right, students in the robotics club at Medical Lake High School work on programming their robot. Look for the story in next week’s...

 

Helping overcome fear

For victims of domestic violence, the biggest factor in overcoming trauma and returning to – or even beginning – a normal life can be fear. Fear of retaliation by their abuser, fear of a daunting, confusing court system that must remain...

 

Values, quality and family are at the center of Country Impressions

Placing an emphasis on a quality product and providing unbeatable customer service has gone well for Glenn Nutter and his business, Country Impressions Screen Printing and Sign. Last week, Nutter and...

 
 By James Eik    News    February 7, 2013

Bureau of Indian Affairs releases final STEP study

The Bureau of Indian Affairs released its final Environmental Impact Study for the proposed Spokane Tribe Economic Project (STEP), offering ways to mitigate potential impacts from three development options of the project. Released Thursday, Jan. 31,...

 
 By Paul Delaney    News    February 7, 2013

Former Councilwoman Judy Abbott among Medical Lake residents injured in SR 902 crash

Former Medical Lake City Council member Judy Abbott remained in serious condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane following involvement in a three-car accident Friday, Feb. 1 on SR-902 east of the city. According to a Washington...

 

Potato feed benefits Cheney High softball

The Cheney High School Softball Booster Club is holding its second annual potato feed Thursday, Feb. 7, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $5 per person and are available at the door, and include a good-sized baked potato...

 

Schmick holds telephone town hall for Ninth District residents

Ninth Legislative District Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, is inviting all district residents to participate in an upcoming telephone town hall Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to join the hour-long community conversation can do so...

 

Schrader named teaching fellow

The Hope Street Group, a Washington D.C.-area, non-profit bipartisan advocacy organization working on national employment, health care and education policy issues, has named Cheney Middle School science teacher Tammie Schrader as a National Teacher...

 

Cheney Middle School announces second quarter honor roll students

Cheney Middle School has named its second quarter honor roll for the 2012-2013 academic year. Sixth-grade 4.0 GPA – Melissa Aris, Tiffany Bennett, Abigail Blazon, Angela Borodin, Karyn Capaul, Holly Flynn, Rachel Hove, Reagan Huggins, Paige King,...

 

Cheney Rotary Club’s January students of the month

Cheney Rotary Club has named Devon Gorham-Whitman and Holly Passey Cheney High School’s Rotary Students of the Month for January. Both represent CHS choir and Music in Motion groups. Both students...

 

The Old MacDonald standby

Westwood Middle School students Ally Jones (left) and Bridget Calvert (right) entertain their classmates with a rousing version of the classic “Old MacDonald” while waiting for their student of...

 

Cheney Middle School has named its second quarter honor roll for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Sixth-grade 4.0 GPA – Melissa Aris, Tiffany Bennett, Abigail Blazon, Angela Borodin, Karyn Capaul, Holly Flynn, Rachel Hove, Reagan Huggins, Paige King, Jaymee Knutson, Luke Martin, Makayla Miller, Mercedes Mitzimberg, Sara Nanny, Lincoln Oldham, J...

 

Restoring public trust in law enforcement

Trust. It’s a difficult concept to live up to sometimes, and yet it’s one we all value and expect from one another. Trust is especially important when it comes to law enforcement. Those we trust to enforce the law fairly we also trust to be...

 
 By James Eik    Opinion    February 7, 2013

The evolution of the Super Bowl’s commercials and perception

Let’s all be honest. For half of us, there’s really only one reason to watch the Super Bowl: the commercials. Every year, the who’s who of marketing pull out all the stops, paying around $4 million for just 30 seconds of air time. For the most...

 

A nice place to live, thanks to lights

My family and I enjoyed the Christmas lights throughout the town. In particular the tree at the library, the decorations downtown and the impressive lights at Cheney Cable TV. Things like this make Cheney a nice place to live. Ralph Laws...

 

Preventing tooth decay in children

Oral health affects one’s overall well-being. For example: although not the sole cause, gum disease contributes to heart disease. Especially when inflamed, tissues in the mouth can allow bacteria to pass inside the blood stream and eventually...

 

Steves emphasizes the value of travel

Last Saturday, Feb. 2, Gonzaga University hosted Washington resident and travel expert Rick Steves. He and his 80 employees work out of their office in Edmonds just north of Seattle running tours to...

 

It’s a dog’s life – literally – for Barkley

Hi, my name is Barkley. I’m a black lab. That’s my baby picture you’re looking at. You know how mothers are. They’re always showing off their kid’s baby pictures. This woman isn’t really my mother, but she thinks she is, so I just go...

 

Carol Ann Moczulski (Squires)

Carol Ann Moczulski (Squires) passed away Jan. 14, 2013 in Spokane, Wash. after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving husband Mitch, her immediate family and relatives. Carol was born... Full story

 

Bea (Beatrice Marie) Bland

Our loving wife and mother is free and at home in peace and wholeness. Bea (Beatrice Marie) Bland passed away Jan. 22, 2013 in the presence of her husband and her son and daughter at The Hospice... Full story

 

John H. Jarvis Jr.

John H. Jarvis Jr. went to be with his son, John E Jarvis, in the heavens Saturday Jan. 26, 2013. His loving wife Anita Jarvis, daughter Donna Peterson who gave him three grandchildren, and five... Full story

 

Joseph Dean Cawyer (Anderson)

After a nearly three-year battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma), Joey Dean Cawyer (Anderson), age 23, is with the Lord and is now cancer free. The gates of heaven opened for Joey on Jan. 24, 2013... Full story

 

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