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 By Al Stover    Photos    February 9, 2017

CHS boys' basketball v. Clarkston

The Cheney High boys' basketball team ended their regular season on Senior Night Feb. 4 with a 63-52 loss to Clarkston. The following seniors were honored before the game: Jaylen Worthem, Cam Hardt,... Full story

 
 By Al Stover    Photos    February 9, 2017

CHS girls' basketball v. Clarkston

The Cheney High girls' basketball team wrapped up their regular season with a 57-53 win against Clarkston. Before the game, seniors Ellie Davis and Kristie McGourin were honored for their... Full story

 

Cards' skid ends

The Medical Lake boy's basketball team rustled up the right time to end a late-season slide. The Cardinals scored a tense 72-69 win in overtime over Colville Feb. 2 at home on senior night that put a... Full story

 

Perfect finish for ML girls' basketball

The Medical Lake girls completed its season not only as the 2016-17 Northeast A League regular season champions, but did so with a perfect 14-0 record in league play and a No. 1 seed. The team's... Full story

 
 By Al Stover    Photos    February 9, 2017

CHS wrestling at District 7 tournament

The Cheney High wrestling team began their postseason with an impressive showing at the District 7 tournament, Feb. 3-4 at Shadle Park. Out of the many athletes that competed, five advanced to... Full story

 
 By AL STOVER    News    February 9, 2017

Airway Heights limits caseloads

The city of Airway Heights followed suit with other municipalities regarding the public defender caseload rules the Washington Supreme Court and Legislature recently adopted. At its Feb. 6 meeting, the City Council approved an amendment to the...

 

More than a one-time meal in ML

Feed Medical Lake, a charity that serves a free dinner at St. John's Lutheran Church from 5–6 p.m. on the second Monday of every month, continues to go strong after five and a half years. "There wer...

 

Maximizing every inch of space for instruction

There are good things and bad things about working in the "horrible" media. One of the good things is through our work, we get the chance to become a little bit of an expert on a lot of subjects. As...

 

Pierce takes seat on Historic Preservation Commission

The Cheney Historic Preservation Commission’s first meeting of 2017 was abbreviated last Thursday due to a session of the Cheney Municipal Court going longer than anticipated. The commission did meet long enough, however, on the staircase landing...

 

Airway Heights not being served by bond

The Airway Heights area only has one school. Sunset Elementary was built in 1951, belongs to Cheney School District and is the oldest school in the district. There is not a middle school or high school in this community. Not one school has been...

 

Cheney District not truthful about its 'needs'

Is this a hostage situation? In the previous bonds Cheney School District asked only for money to fund renovation to our high school. The latest bond proposal adds classrooms and security measures to our elementary schools. Why weren’t these...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    February 9, 2017

AH Police Department adding a second K-9 unit

While the Airway Heights Police Department is adding four officers to its ranks in 2017, it is also bringing on an additional member of the four-legged variety. The department is adding another K-9...

 

News briefs

Cheney seeks applications for lodging tax grant funding The city of Cheney is accepting applications for grant funding from its lodging tax fund for events that promote tourism to the city. Revenue for the fund comes from lodging taxes collected on...

 

Fairchild Air Force Base stories sought

The Cheney Free Press is putting together a special section in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of Fairchild Air Force Base. The facility started as Spokane Army Air Depot, and has served as a key part of the Inland Empire...

 

Primetime Mentoring comes to Medical Lake

The Medical Lake School District is partnering with Communities in Schools (CIS) to offer its Primetime Mentoring program at the district’s buildings in Medical Lake and Michael Anderson Elementary at Fairchild Air Force Base. The program has been...

 

JROTC drill team gears up for upcoming competition

Medical Lake High School Junior ROTC's drill team is kicking it into high gear for the Feb. 25 Silverwings Drill Competition they are hosting. The team began their season at the Nov. 5 Silverwings...

 

CMS announces 2016-17 winter quarter honor roll

Cheney Middle School announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year. 4.0 — Tyler T. Ashcroft, Mia J. Baldwin, Tilly A. Baldwin, Elliana G. Barden, Evelyn M. Barlow, Bailey M. Benson, Camryn N. Bishop, Aaron M. Brown,...

 

MLMS PACE Students of the Month

Medical Lake Middle School honored six students for the Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award for January. January's trait is fairness. Students received certificates and T-shirts and...

 

Cheney Merchants embark on a busy 2017

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter While winter snows have forced cancellation of meetings, the Cheney Merchants Association has been busy behind the scenes. Holding its first general membership meeting...

 

DeGruy to hold diversity workshop at EWU

Internationally renowned educator and researcher Dr. Joy DeGruy, Ph.D., will hold a special workshop at Eastern Washington University on topics of cultural sensitivity and diversity, as well as areas of mental and ecological resilience. DeGruy’s fo...

 

Education briefs

Cheney School District schedules snow make-up days The Cheney School District recently had three school closures related to weather and road conditions. This district will use the following days to make up for the closures: Feb. 17, June 15 and June...

 

'Scablands'

Artist Jenene Nagy transformed Eastern Washington University's Gallery of Art into a geometric illusionic painting for her "Scablands" exhibit, which runs until Feb. 23. Admission is free to...

 

Death penalty should only be used in extreme cases

The effort to get rid of the death penalty in Washington state appears to be gaining some momentum. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee introduced Senate Bill 5353 in the current legislative session. If passed, the bill...

 

Public schools enrich the community's wealth

I recently learned that there are no private schools in Finland. The rich and poor alike send their kids to the same public school, thus all are motivated to build, support, and provide the best possible school system in their neighborhood. Many of...

 

Budget accountability lacking in Cheney School District continual funding requests

Once again I’m facing a off-cycle ballot for raising my taxes. Once again I ask why is the district having an off cycle election? Didn’t we just have a national election three months ago. Didn’t we just vote for a huge increase for the school...

 

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