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Articles from the February 21, 2013 edition

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 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    February 21, 2013

Tension at ML council meeting

The Medical Lake City Council was described as having done nothing to enhance the city or the community at its Tuesday, Feb. 19 meeting. Medical Lake resident and food bank president Bob Kibling spoke at length regarding a lack of support for the...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    February 21, 2013

Building the whole kid

Growing up in the Bellevue, Wash.-area, former college basketball player Nick Livi took advantage of the opportunities larger metropolitan areas offer regarding youth programs, taking part in sports and activities through the parks and recreation...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    February 21, 2013

Topping out

The top portions of Eastern Washington University’s new residence hall catch the final rays of daylight Tuesday. The residence hall, scheduled to open this fall, will provide living spaces for 352...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    February 21, 2013

Cheney preps for power line clearance work

It may not seem like it yet but spring isn’t too far off, and with that in mind the city of Cheney is beginning its process of clearing away trees and vegetation around local power conductors. It’s a practice Cheney has done for years, with work...

 Front Page    February 21, 2013

Career moves

Community in Schools volunteer coordinator Jessica Deutsch speaks to a pair of Eastern Washington University students about volunteer opportunities at the fifth annual Workit Conference Feb....

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    February 21, 2013

Donations decline for Medical Lake Outreach

A 33 percent decline in donations plagued the Medical Lake Community Outreach last year, severely limiting its ability to provide help for residents in the city and surrounding areas. “We help people who can’t pay their water bill or are about... Full story

 By JAMES EIK    News    February 21, 2013

In the business of helping others find happiness

Opening his own private practice has been a dream long in the making for Dr. Michael Reznicek, but that dream is finally a reality. Last week marked the opening of his clinic, Peak Performance psychiatry and counseling, located at 1717 S. Rustle...

 News    February 21, 2013

Seasonal weight restrictions on Spokane County roads in effect

Spokane County’s Engineering and Roads Department announced Feb. 13 that seasonal weight restrictions would be implemented on county roads – effective immediately. Roadway surfaces and the structures beneath the surface have become weakened...

 News    February 21, 2013

AARP Free Taxaide service now available

In partnership with the IRS, the AARP Free Taxaide service is again open at the Cheney Library. Volunteers are certified with the Internal Revenue Service to assist taxpayers with their taxes. The IRS sponsors the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance...

 News    February 21, 2013

Cheney-Spokane Ice Age Floods Institute lecture and field trip coming

The Ice Age Floods Institute, Cheney-Spokane Chapter is co-sponsoring a free public lecture with the Eastern Washington University Department of Geology, Thursday, March 7, “Geology of the Cheney-Palouse Falls Fracture Zones,” 7 p.m. in room 137...

 Education    February 21, 2013

Cheney FBLA team takes regionals by storm

The Cheney High School’s FBLA Club (Future Business Leaders of America) completed a very successful 2013 Northeast Regional Winter Conference at the Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley, Feb. 6. The...

 Education    February 21, 2013

CMS sees success at FBLA regionals

The Cheney Middle School FBLA team competed Feb. 6 in Spokane. Three students competed and qualified for the state competition to be held in Spokane April 26-28. Hannah Spakousky placed third in...

 Education    February 21, 2013

MLHS announces honor roll for fall trimester 2012-13

The following students were named to the Medical Lake High School honor roll for fall trimester 2012-13. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 3.50 or higher. Seniors Sydney E. Ahlf, Tiffany E. Allen, Luke H. Alvarado, Dominique N. Anderson,...

 Opinion    February 21, 2013

Build a better family for a better community

One of the Spokane’s most known and admired figures, Appeals Court Justice the late John Schultheis, once gave some advice to young lawyers in a 1999 Spokesman Review article to: “Spend more time in the raising of your kids.” It’s good...

 By Betsy McCaughey    Opinion    February 21, 2013

Obama is taking a page from ‘1984’ with media talking points

In his famous novel “1984,” George Orwell warned that it doesn’t take a military boot against your neck to oppress you. Government can do it by using talking points — what Orwell called “newspeak” — to hide truth, distort language and k...

 By Jim Hightower    Opinion    February 21, 2013

Watch out, the drones are coming home to roost!

For nearly four years, President Obama refused to admit a foreign-policy “secret” that was widely known here and throughout the world — namely, that the White House, Pentagon and CIA are engaged in ethically questionable and rapidly escalating...

 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    February 21, 2013

Just wondering about the oldest bee in Cheney

How many people traversing the streets in Cheney have noticed the sign at the abandoned Conoco service station? If you are among the few who have seen it, you might be surprised at the number who...

 Obituaries    February 21, 2013

Margie A. (Buob) Brown

Margie A. (Buob) Brown Margie A. (Buob) Brown, age 82, was entered into rest Feb. 11, 2013 at House of Hospice in Spokane, Wash. She was born Sept. 9, 1930 on a ranch south of Cheney, Wash. to Howard... Full story

 By Dr E KIRSTEN PETERS    Neighborhood    February 21, 2013

The hardest wheat turned soft by science

Eighty years ago my mother was in grade school where schoolroom paste was made by mixing a little flour and water together. Memories of that simple glue came back to her when she and I recently stood in my kitchen, mixing two small batches of flour...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 21, 2013

Eagles toughen up to topple Thunderbirds

The first time Eastern Washington and Southern Utah met on the basketball court in a Big Sky Conference game the Eagles got pushed around – and lost 69-55 in Cedar City. Last Saturday, when pushed,...

 By JAMES EIK    Sports    February 21, 2013

Three Cheney wrestlers place at state

The Cheney High School wrestling season is officially over, with three of its team members placing at the Mat Classic XXV Championships in Tacoma Feb. 15-16. Returning to the top, this time in the...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    February 21, 2013

Spokane Valley schools end Lady Hawks hoop season

The Cheney High girls’ basketball team came up a couple wins short of advancing in last week’s Great Northern League/District 7 playoffs. The fifth-seeded Lady Hawks opened with an upset of fourth-seeded Colville, but couldn’t find the right...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 21, 2013

What future memories might emerge from boys’ day at Monsterjam?

A quick scan of iconic Norman Rockwell images of grandfathers and grandsons sharing special time includes traditions like fishing, ice-skating, raking leaves and just plain relaxing. Surely there are many more. The classic painter of traditional...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 21, 2013

Eastern women get tough late, score crucial 78-70 win at SUU

A turnaround keyed by some solid defensive play in the final 10 minutes earned the Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team both some redemption and a 78-70 Big Sky Conference victory over Southern Utah last Saturday night in Cedar...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    February 21, 2013

Nadeau reaches consolation finals at state swim meet

Freshman Scott Nadeau was the only Cheney High swimmer to reach the event finals at last weekend’s boys’ state swimming meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Nadeau reached the consolation B finals in the 200-yard individual...


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