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Budgeting, general fund-style

In a Sept. 19 workshop, Cheney City Council members asked department heads to present current budget needs, and how those needs fit into a larger future picture for the city. Part 1 last week dealt with departments with dedicated revenue streams. Par...

 

Ready to roll

Eastern Washington University mascot, Swoop, prepares to ride onto Roos Field prior to last Saturday's Homecoming football game with Northern Colorado. Swoop was dressed in camouflage for the annual...

 

AH sees increasing services in 2017

For the 2017 budget, Airway Heights staff is hoping to continue increaseing services in the next couple of years. To enhance public safety, City Manager Albert Tripp noted that one of the city’s priorities for 2017 is to hire four more police offic...

 

Medical Lake council OKs sale of gun range

At its Oct. 4 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council approved the sale of its gun range, in the amount of $10,000, to the Washington State Department of Corrections - acting through the state...

 

Theft problem solved?

Cheney Police Department officials think four arrests in three separate incidents in the past month and a half may have contributed to a recent drop in vehicle thefts, prowls and thefts from vehicles. Through August, police had investigated 11...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 13, 2016

Two land use changes in Cheney on tap for 2017

The Oct. 10 Cheney Planning Commission meeting might be characterized with one word: updates. Cheney's senior planner, Brett Lucas, told commissioners during a discussion item there was a possibility...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    October 13, 2016

Langford named Medical Lake's finance director

The city of Medical Lake has welcomed its newest finance director: Karen Langford. Langford took over for former director Jennifer Hough, who left the city in the summer. Although Langford is new to...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    October 13, 2016

Airway Heights City Council begins bond-selling process

At its Oct. 10 study session, the Airway Heights City Council held the first reading of ordinance C-884, which authorizes the sale, issuance and delivery of the $13 million unlimited tax general obligation bonds. The bonds, which voters approved thro...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 13, 2016

Balloons and footballs

The staff at Chet's Flowers got into the EWU Homecoming spirit last Friday by decorating the front lawn of the store with red balloons and handmade cardboard footballs with the number and name of...

 

Enrollment growth presents challenges to Cheney schools

Cheney Public Schools enrollment continues to grow, with actual full-time equivalent counts so far exceeding what the district budgeted for back in June. The increase carries with it challenges, mainly where to put students in overcrowded schools...

 

Medical Lake's Gray to compete in FFA Nationals

Medical Lake High School senior Mollee Gray will represent her school at the National Future Farmers of America Convention and Expo, which takes place Oct. 19-22 in Indianapolis. Gray will be...

 

CHS students of the month

Cheney High School announced the names of its students of the month for September. Students are listed as follows by student name, department and grade level. Jaiden Drummer, family and consumer...

 

EWU Libraries adopts spooky theme for this year's Oktoberfest fundraiser

Eastern Washington University’s JFK Library is not known to be haunted, but there will be ghosts, ghouls and other creatures lurking around the shelves on Oct. 22. EWU Libraries has adopted a “Haunted Halls” theme for this year’s Oktoberfest...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 13, 2016

ML's Haynes family to open new Tomato Street

Medical Lake native Dean Haynes could have taken any number of routes in his professional life after graduating from Eastern Washington University over 30 years ago. Haynes first attended Spokane...

 

West Plains teachers receive grants from STCU

Six West Plains teachers were among those receiving $250 classroom grants as part of Spokane Teachers Credit Union’s efforts to welcome educators back to school. The not-for-profit credit union, which was founded by teachers, is honoring its roots...

 

MLMS Fun Run

Medical Lake Middle School students ran around the school grounds last Friday, Oct. 7 for the school’s annual Fun Run. Students raised $14,530 as of press time....

 

Let's move the ball on 'town and gown' disconnect

All in all, Homecoming 2016 at Eastern Washington University looks like quite a success. If measured by last Saturday when over 10,300 people packed Roos Field to watch the Eastern Eagles score a 49-31 Big Sky Conference victory over Northern...

 

Be careful about asking for opinion page fact checking

A word or two, if I may, regarding the two pages you see about you. At the top of this page, note the heading: Opinion. According to Webster, the simple definition of the word “opinion” is: a belief, judgment or way of thinking about something :...

 

Political class self-interest is obvious in presidential choices

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ empty promises and lies, and her allegiance to Donald Trump’s racist, hate-filled misogynistic message belie her self-proclaimed image of a caring individual. Her voting history is a matter of public record,...

 

Initiative 1464 would direct state tax dollars to support political candidates you might oppose

This November voters will consider Initiative 1464. Spanning 23 pages and 37 sections, I-1464 is a very complex proposal covering many aspects of campaign finance including a proposed repeal of the current ban on giving tax dollars to political candi...

 

ML Scouts earn Eagle rank

Five members of Medical Lake Scout Troop 307 stated the Scout oath in front of family, friends, teachers and fellow troop members in Medical Lake City Hall's auditorium. The boys had recited the pledg...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Oct. 12, 2006 Cheney-area residents Gerry and Danette Gadberry took first place at the Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers Giant Pumpkin World Weigh Offs in Canby, Ore. with a 1,112.5-pound pumpkin. Medical Lake City Council swore in Doug...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

om. Cheney • Oct. 14, Light Fitness Hour (adults 50+), Wren Pierson Community Center, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. • Oct. 14, Tlaloc: A Photographic Exhibit, EWU Downtown Gallery 404 Second Ave., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Oct. 14, Baby Play & Learn... Full story

 

Stephen Barrett Stout

Stephen Barrett Stout, also known as "Blueberry" or "Kindler" passed away July 27, 2016, at his home in Ashland, Ore. after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 9, 1943 in Iowa City, Iowa to Mildred... Full story

 

Jo Carol Whiteley

Jo Carol Whiteley, 80, went to be with our Savior on Sept. 29, 2016 in Spokane, Wash. after a long battle with a progressive illness. She was born on June 29, 1936, in Alderson, W.V. to Herbert and... Full story

 

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