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Articles from the February 27, 2014 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    February 27, 2014

Water and sewer on City Council menu

The Cheney City Council held the first reading of five ordinances at its Feb. 25 meeting, most of which dealt with amending aspects of the city’s water and sewer system. Ordinance W-28 amended chapter 1.27, “Civil Infraction System” of the city...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    February 27, 2014

Kalispel's police plan presented to council

The Airway Heights City Council discussed several items at the Feb. 24 study session. Development Services Director Derrick Braaten began the session by discussing the re-appointment of Rita Osborne as chair of the Planning Commission. Braaten...

 
 Front Page    February 27, 2014

Swab in cheek

Cheney's Rob Beamer was one of many area residents and Eastern Washington University students who stopped by Cheney's fire station Friday to swab their cheeks and register to be a bone marrow donor...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    February 27, 2014

Cheney Police promote Chad Estep to patrol sergeant

Cheney Police Department officials have announced the promotion of Officer Chad Estep to the rank of Patrol Sergeant, effective Feb. 25. Originally from Colfax, Estep has over 16 years of law...

 
 By KELSEY LAVELLE    Front Page    February 27, 2014

Memorial for EWU students Monday

Eastern Washington University is hosting a memorial service for the two students killed early last Friday morning in an accident on Highway 195. Nancy Zepeda Zarate, 21 and Ashley Gonzales, 21, were not wearing seatbelts and declared deceased at the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    February 27, 2014

Buttercup boy

Cheney's Levi Walker managed to find and bring the year's first buttercup by the Cheney Free Press office last Thursday before snow blanketed the region Sunday and Monday. Walker was actually out...

 
 Front Page    February 27, 2014

Cheney opposes STEP

In the Feb. 20 Cheney Free Press story “Spokane Council to Reexamine decision on STEP,” it was incorrectly stated that the Spokane Tribe of Indians is in an agreement with Cheney to provide services to the site of its proposed casino. The city...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    February 27, 2014

Fairchild officials investigate photo of airman kissing POW symbol

Military officials are conducting a commander-directed investigation after an improper photo was seen on the Internet. Fairchild Air Force Base released a statement that said an investigation has been initiated after a photograph of a Fairchild...

 
 More News    February 27, 2014

Westwood Middle School to host Guinness world record free throw attempt

Cheney School District’s Westwood Middle School will be the site of an attempt at a new Guinness Book of World Records Saturday, March 1, as part of the West Coast Conference Wheelchair Basketball championships. Participants will be attempting to...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    February 27, 2014

Westwood Middle School's sizzling strings

It starts with a sizzle. Ssst-sst-sssss, Ssst-sst-sssss, Ssst-sst-sssss, Ssst-sst-sssss. It's a technique Westwood Middle School music instructor Liz Stringham uses to quiet her excited 18-student...

 
 Education    February 27, 2014

Westwood Middle School reveals honor roll

Westwood Middle School released their Honor Roll for the most recent term. Eight Graders 4.0 — 3.6 GPA — Alsatta N. Bakana, Emily E. Darvis, McKenzie L. Devlin, Daniel A. Diaz, Brette M. Draper, Nicole E. Hague, Jerusha R. Hampson, Meghan R. Kran...

 
 Education    February 27, 2014

Medical Lake High School announces honor students

Medical Lake High has released the Honor Roll List for their first semester of the 2013–14 school year. Seniors Principal’s Honor Roll: 4.0 — 3.5 GPA — Apiradee J. Anongchai, Maddison N. Armstong, Emily L. Bonsant, Connor G. Cranston, Nathan...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    February 27, 2014

Medical Lake jazz band performs while audience swings

The Medical Lake Junior High, High School and Red Clay combo jazz bands held their annual Java and Jazz Swing Dance Fundraiser, Feb. 21, at the middle school. The theme of the event was "Swingin'...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    February 27, 2014

Hallett Elementary students apply science principles to winter athletics

In the spirit of the Sochi Winter Olympics, the Medical Lake School District STEM program held a lab, Feb. 22, centered on athletic events featured in the winter games. Elementary STEM coach Marci Dayton explained to students that different...

 
 Calendar    February 27, 2014

West Plains Briefs

Square dancing in Cheney Beginning square dance lessons are starting again Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m. at Cheney City Hall. The Hi-Flyers Square Dance Club in Cheney is the fastest growing club in the Inland Northwest, with a popular young teacher,... Full story

 
 Opinion    February 27, 2014

Clay Street rezone an example of the need for public input

It’s important for a community’s residents to be involved in determining what takes place around them. An example is the current discussion surrounding a parcel of land on Clay Street. Property owner Randall Gillingham has applied for a rezone...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    February 27, 2014

Spending the weekend in Mr. Peabody's 'Wayback Machine'

It was just intended to be a road trip, an extended weekend winter getaway with my wife and some friends. But last week’s trek to attend the Montana Pond Hockey Classic in sunny one moment, and sideways snowy the next Kalispell, Mont., was also lik...

 
 Opinion    February 27, 2014

Snow plows should start prior to morning rush

After a large snowfall overnight, a person’s worst nightmare is to drive alongside traffic on the snow-covered streets on their way to work or school in the early morning. I propose the streets be plowed and cleared before 8 a.m., which is when...

 
 Opinion    February 27, 2014

Get to know Joe Pakootas

Listen up; there is a great alternative to Cathy McMorris Rodgers. He is Joseph (Joe) Pakootas (puh-KOE-tuss). Many newspaper letters voice disappointment with Rodgers’ votes on food stamps, unemployment benefits, corporate welfare, and more. She...

 
 More News    February 27, 2014

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 18 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 2200 block of Lilac Street. Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 100 block of Alki Street. Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 700 block of West...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    February 27, 2014

Cheney's Judi Steele loves bringing joy to people

Judi Steele is one of those rare people who have real compassion for others and gives it generously. Judi, at the age of five came west with her parents and her brother, from Nebraska to Montana. Her...

 
 Neighborhood    February 27, 2014

Darlene B. Ruble

Darlene B. Ruble passed away in Spokane Feb. 4, at 11 p.m. in her sleep. We are truly thankful to Jesus that she passed in her sleep with no pain. Surviving siblings are Sean Ruble and Monte Clippinger, both of Spokane, as well as four...

 
 By Dr. E. KIRSTEN PETERS    Neighborhood    February 27, 2014

A step forward in predicting volcanic eruptions

There are two main things most people would like to know about particular volcanoes: when is the next eruption and how big will that eruption be? Scientists in Iceland have taken another step forward in monitoring volcanoes to best predict when they...

 
 Neighborhood    February 27, 2014

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church will celebrate the “Transfiguration of Our Lord” this Sunday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. Christian education classes for grade school children through adults begins at 9 a.m. “Fat Tuesday” is March...

 
 Neighborhood    February 27, 2014

Boy Scouts flag project raises money for campers, promotes patriotism

By KELSEY LAVELLE Staff Intern February rarely has predictable weather for the Inland Northwest but for the last nine and a half years, Marjorie Powell has awoken with her sons to erect flags along...

 

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