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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    February 14, 2013

Council approves car seat patrols

With four of the seven members on their way to Olympia to lobby legislators, and the mayor and some staff to follow, the Cheney City Council raced through a light agenda at its first meeting of the month Tuesday night. The council approved a...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    February 14, 2013

Eastern upgrades

Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake is getting a little facelift. A series of construction contracts were recently approved for the facility, largely in the Eastlake and Westlake buildings on campus. Gayle Bonnett, a project manager and architect...

 
 Front Page    February 14, 2013

Band leaders

Members of the Cheney High School band give it their full-throated all in cheering on the Blackhawks boys basketball team during Monday night’s playoff game with visiting Colville. The Indians...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    February 14, 2013

Doing the right things, and writing them down

Sometimes the best policy is just to make sure you have a policy. And in writing is even better. That’s part of the impetus behind Cheney Parks and Recreation’s Childcare Health Policy, which addresses how staff will work with area children ages...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    February 14, 2013

New contract for Medical Lake cell tower

Business remained somewhat quiet at the Tuesday, Feb. 5 Medical Lake City Council meeting, however a lease agreement update will bring in a small additional sum of money each month. The City Council revised a second amendment to its lease agreement...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    February 14, 2013

Serving those who serve others

Members of the Medical Lake Kiwanis serve up a turkey lunch for city seniors in the 29th annual senior citizens Valentine’s Day dinner Saturday, Feb. 9. The annual lunch features the Senior Citizen...

 
 By JAMES EIK    More News    February 14, 2013

Visions occupy Airway Heights Planning Commission

Reviewing vision statements took up the bulk of the Monday, Feb. 11 meeting of the Airway Heights Planning Commission. Discussions regarding chapter three of the city’s comprehensive plan continued this month, marking the fifth time the chapter...

 
 By KYLEE ZABEL    More News    February 14, 2013

House approves teen drivers license/voter registration bill

By KYLEE ZABEL Reporter WNPA Olympia News Bureau Executive action has been taken on a bill that would allow teens 16 and 17 to preregister to vote while applying for their driver’s licenses at the Department of Licensing (DOL). The legislation...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Education    February 14, 2013

Students build a better robot at MLHS

The competitive spirit is heating up for the robotics club at Medical Lake High School. Students in the club are building a robot to compete in the FIRST Robotics competition April 3 at Eastern Washin...

 
 Education    February 14, 2013

EWU kicks off 26 days of kindness with the happiness lecture

from news Service reports Inspired by the national movement that has risen out of the Newtown, Conn. shooting, Eastern Washington University’s Office of Community Engagement (OCE) is launching the EWU 26 Days of Kindness Initiative. The 26 Acts of...

 
 Opinion    February 14, 2013

Training wage could be useful, if clarified

Training new employees can often be difficult for business owners. The learning curve can be steep and the return on investment minimal, at least at first. Employers sometimes are reluctant to become too heavily invested in employees who either...

 
 Opinion    February 14, 2013

Thanks for a successful Turkey Trot

On behalf of the Cheney High School Cross Country program we would like thank the community of Cheney for their support of our 50th annual Turkey Trot Thanks giving morning. There were over 300 walkers, joggers or runners present for this community...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    February 14, 2013

Social media: A force for positive good, or an outlet for the trivial?

Sometimes I wonder just how much good social media does, or if it’s meant to do good at all. Maybe it’s not meant to do anything. It’s just there. In a way it boils down to how you define good. What kind of outcome do you expect from using...

 
 By Dr Alex B Berezow    Opinion    February 14, 2013

Dispelling vaccine myths as the flu threatens lives

It’s been a tough year for public health. The U.S. is currently facing a particularly harsh influenza season, but this virus represents only one problematic pathogen. Another is the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, the causative agent of pertussis...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Neighborhood    February 14, 2013

Creating a sense of community is Kibling’s passion

One of the most well-known faces in Medical Lake, Bob Kibling is the Kiwanis Senior Citizen Volunteer of the Year for 2012. Kibling received the award at the 29th annual Senior Citizens Valentine’s...

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    February 14, 2013

Cindy Melhus teaches life skills to those who must learn by a ‘different path’

By Luella Dow Staff Reporter Once in a while you meet a person who has the patience, the skills and the natural talent to lovingly teach those of us who need to learn by a different path. We’re talk...

 
 Obituaries    February 14, 2013

Beverly Greene Boyes

Beverly Greene Boyes Surrounded by her loving family, Beverly passed away at home in Auburn, Wash. on Jan. 16, 2013. She was the great-granddaughter of prominent and early Cheney resident Frank Clark... Full story

 
 Sports    February 14, 2013

Mason leads Cheney wrestlers advancing to state

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Cheney wrestlers will have some strong representation this weekend in Tacoma as six members of the team advanced to Mat Classic XXV. The team had seven wrestlers...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 14, 2013

Caribou Trail is tough on Cards

Being the No. 1 seeds in last weekend’s 1 A Bi-district basketball tournament at West Valley in Spokane should have afforded those teams a little easier path down the playoff road to state. But not having a good map to negotiate getting down the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 14, 2013

Eastern men score improbable win at Northern Arizona

It’s hard to say what the end result will be, but Eastern Washington’s men’s Big Sky Conference basketball season might have been brought back from the dead, and eased away from the cliff last...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    February 14, 2013

Hope or heartbreak – Major League Baseball is here

Attention: As of this writing, Major League Baseball’s spring training is under way. It’s that time of year again when hope springs eternal for us baseball fans, if only for a brief few weeks until the reality of the regular season sets in when...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 14, 2013

Eastern’s new football recruits could make immediate impact

Eastern Washington University’s latest football recruiting class not only kept with the school’s interests in signing potential talent from inside the state but it may have produced talent to fill some of the holes the Eagles will have in 2013. I...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 14, 2013

NAU climbs back for 62-58 womens’ win over Eastern

No one likely needs remind Eastern women’s basketball team about the length of a game. That generally it takes a full 40 minutes each night to make sure of success. But Eastern (9-5 Big Sky, 13-10...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    February 14, 2013

Colville ends Cheney boys’ season with 63-57 upset

The few Cheney High School boys basketball fans that made it to the home gym Monday night saw a good battle between two pretty evenly matched teams: Cheney and visiting Colville. In the end it was...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    February 14, 2013

Clarkston’s 61-42 win spoils Lady Hawks’ senior night

For whatever reasons, and head coach Jennifer Harmer said she listed as many as she could on the chalkboard after the game, the Cheney girls’ basketball team didn’t have one of their better...

 

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