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Fisher Building sale finalized

When it comes to the case of the Cheney School District’s surplused Fisher Building, apparently the fourth time is the charm. After three previous purchase proposals for the district’s former high school, junior high and administration building...

 

Winning bird

Roan Wilbur (right) and his mother Suzanne Wilbur marvel at the turkey he won after the annual Cheney High School Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Roan, his mom and brother Kian Wilbur were three...

 

EWU affirms protection of students

Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees, along with staff, are doing what they can — within their legal limits — to make the campus a safe place for all students. After a special Nov. 22 meeting, the board issued a statement...

 

Flossie Dickey passes

If St. Peter was the one to meet Cheney Care Center resident Flossie Dickey at the "pearly gates," he had better made sure he had a shot of whiskey to offer her. Dickey, who would have turned 111...

 

Airway Heights OKs Kalispels agreement

At its Nov. 21 meeting, the Airway Heights City Council approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the city and the Kalispel Tribe of Indians to resolve a pending appeal before it reached the U.S. Department of the Interior Board of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    December 1, 2016

Construction keeps Cheney Light Department busy

The Cheney Light Department has around $197,500 in capital projects it hopes to accomplish in 2017 — if they can find the time. Department Director Steve Boorman told the City Council at a Nov. 22 budget presentation that construction, along with...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    December 1, 2016

District gives AH council bond overview

At Monday night’s study session, the Airway Heights City Council got a look at a potential capital facilities bond the Cheney School District hopes to put on the February election ballot. District administration presented a $55 million proposal...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    December 1, 2016

Industial tree trimming

Cheney Light Department linemen Will Birrenkott (yellow vest) and Dan Holtan hang lights on the city's Christmas tree at the public library downtown in preparation for Thursday's (Dec. 1) tree...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    December 1, 2016

Cheney council adopts one-year union contract

The Cheney City Council has approved a new contract for the city’s union employees, but only for one year. City Administrator Mark Schuller told the council at its Nov. 22 meeting that the reason for the shorter time period, rather than the...

 

News Briefs

Public invited to discuss area I-90 congestion The public is invited to learn the details of the upcoming Interstate 90/Four Lakes to Idaho operational study at an informational open house Tuesday, Dec. 13.  I-90 in the Spokane area is experiencing...

 

ML school board approves property purchase

The Medical Lake School District maintenance staff is going to have a new place to put their equipment. At its Nov. 22 meeting, the board of directors approved a resolution to purchase property...

 

Westwood Middle School announces Term 1 honor roll

Westwood Middle School announced its honor roll for Term 1 of the 2016-17 school year. 4.0 — Brent C. Belsby, Makenna M. Benson, Dusten T. Butikofer, Kaelyn T. Conant, Elizabeth G. DeLaCruz, Emma J. Evans, Aislin B. Garza, Sara C. Graham, Emily D....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    December 1, 2016

Keeping an eye out for counterfeit money

Purveyors of passing counterfeit money tend to go where it is least likely to be discovered. And when the Cheney Merchants' Association circulated an alert recently it was time to raise a big red flag...

 

Input sought on minimum wage measure

On Nov. 8 voters in Washington approved Initiative 1433, authorizing a gradual raising of the state’s minimum wage. Voters favored the measure by a 57.4 to 42.6 percent and it becomes law Jan. 1, 2017. Initiative 1433 was designed to increase the...

 

WMS artwork on display at Airway Heights library

There is a new venue to promote and appreciate student art in Airway Heights. The Airway Heights Library and the Westwood Middle School Art Department have teamed up to feature a permanent, rotating...

 

CMA Christmas party

The Cheney Merchants Association will stage its annual Christmas party, Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Holiday Inn Express beginning at 6 p.m. Both members and non-members are invited to attend the event that includes food and beverages. A variety of... Full story

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Nov. 21 Third-degree theft was reported on the 600 block of Fifth Street. A parking meter was bent and damaged with a portion taken, however the coin box remained. Second-degree theft was reported on the 200 block of South Cheney-Spangle Road....

 

Dig a little deeper to dampen 'Fake News'

If you paid any attention to Facebook during this election, you most likely saw at least one fake news article on your feed on any given day, whether you realized it or not. The problem with these articles is that people will share these falsehoods...

 

The vote recount has interesting twists

The election that we thought was once and for all over appears to not be, after all. For the general public, they thought they may have washed off the last of the dirt Nov. 9 after Hillary Clinton delivered that very painful concession speech she...

 

Thank you ML Boy Scouts

Thanks to the Boy Scouts with over 1,300 pounds of food they collected, the Combined Fund Drive with their donations of over 800 pounds and others who give to the food bank. We serve over 200 families from the Medical Lake area each month, and every...

 

American Legion dinner result of Cheney businesses support

The Cheney Post 72 American Legion would like to express our gratitude to the following businesses for their generous support. Our recent Veterans Day dinner and Turkey Bingo were successful, in part, because of all of you. Thank you all! Thank you...

 

Community makes ninth Turkey Trot a success

On behalf of the Cheney High School Cross Country program, we would like to thank the community of Cheney for their support of our ninth annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. There were over 500 walkers, joggers or runners present for this...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 30, 2006 The driver of a Nissan pickup truck could not escape the ditch along State Route 902 as a snowfall mixed with frigid overnight temperatures made the roadways icy and treacherous for drivers. The Eastern Washington...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Dec. 2 is the 163rd birth anniversary of Thomas W. Odell who served as Cheney’s mayor from 1894 to 1898. In 1900, he and Webster Webb joined the hopeful panning for gold up near Nome, Alaska. They returned, perhaps wiser, but no wealthier. Learn...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran ChurchZ The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Dec. 4. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney....

 

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