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Articles from the March 13, 2014 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 13, 2014

Council agrees to land sale with Youngs

The Cheney City Council approved a land sale at its March 11 meeting that will bring the first marijuana facility to the city. In a 5-1 vote — Councilwoman Jill Weiszmann voted no with Councilman Bob Stockton absent — the council authorized Mayor...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 13, 2014

ML to look at garbage options

The Medical Lake City Council discussed several matters at the Feb. 25 meeting. City Administrator Doug Ross said he has been meeting with Sunshine Disposal and Recycling to discuss the pick-up and hauling of solid waste to a transfer station and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 13, 2014

Precision work

Virginia Baker performs the delicate work of slicing precise servings of dessert at last Friday's Blackhawk Dessert Auction fundraiser at Cheney High School. The event raised over $2,200 for...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 13, 2014

Cheney solid waste plan gets preliminary thumbs up

Cheney has taken another step closer to becoming self-sufficient with its municipal waste disposal system. At its Nov. 26, 2013 meeting the City Council authorized Public Works Director Todd Ableman and staff to proceed with plans to create the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 13, 2014

Airway Heights asks for solid waste proposals

The Airway Heights City Council took a step forward in regards to the city’s solid waste management at the March 10 study session. City Manager Albert Tripp presented a draft of the Spokane County Solid Waste Interlocal Agreement. He said the agree...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    March 13, 2014

Buttercup girl

Sandra Sue Porter is the first girl to bring in a buttercup this season, earning her $5 from the Cheney Free Press....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    March 13, 2014

Water, water everywhere

Last week's big snowstorm followed by warming temperatures and rain created water problems for many cities and counties, including Cheney's Hagelin Park....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    March 13, 2014

Planning Commission meeting rescheduled for March 17

Cheney residents hoping to provide public comment on a pair of zoning issues will have to wait one more week to do so. Monday’s Planning Commission meeting, which contained two public hearings dealing with a high-density residential rezone and...

 
 More News    March 13, 2014

March 17 fair at SCC designed to help clear up health care confusion

Better Health Together along with Amerigroup, Community Health Plan of Washington and United Healthcare are holding a “Spring Enrollment and Resource Fair” at Spokane Community College in Spokane Monday, March 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    March 13, 2014

On the hook

A tow truck removes a vehicle from the scene of a one-car, non-injury accident Monday that blocked traffic near the railroad tracks on Cheney Spangle Road....

 
 By KELSEY LAVELLE    More News    March 13, 2014

Top of the Line combines seafood with good old hamburgers

The salmon colored walls and outdated booths of the former café at 24 West First St. were minor challenges for the building's new owners. Though the integrity remains for the most part unchanged,...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    March 13, 2014

Helen Boots and the story of Sanders Branch School

We continue the story of the Sanders Branch School, nicknamed Brush College. The remarkable Mrs. Smouse, who began teaching there in 1913, made a tremendous impression on the students. With a lively...

 
 Neighborhood    March 13, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 18, 2004 Eastern Washington qualified for the school's first-ever trip to the NCAA basketball tournament following their 71-59 win over Northern Arizona. The Eagles, 17-12 and a...

 
 Obituaries    March 13, 2014

Ruth Joan Amos

Ruth Joan Amos of Azalea, Ore., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, of natural causes at Riverview Terrace in Roseburg. A memorial service will be planned later. Ruth and her husband were avid horticulturists who owned and managed the Azalea Gardens for 20 years.... Full story

 
 Neighborhood    March 13, 2014

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church celebrates the Second Sunday in Lent this Sunday. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Christian education for grade school children through adult begins at 9 a.m. Lenten mid-week soup supper and worship...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Neighborhood    March 13, 2014

50-acre lake

Thanks to last week's rapid snowmelt and rainfall, these geese had a new place to layover at the site of Cheney's 50-acre Park on Betz Road....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Neighborhood    March 13, 2014

Checking out stuff

Particpants at last Friday's Blackhawk Dessert Auction peruse tables at Cheney High School searching for good bid items -- of which there were plenty to be found....

 
 Neighborhood    March 13, 2014

Volunteers needed for seventh annual Cheney Clean Sweep coming April 26

The city of Cheney is looking for volunteers to assist with this year’s Cheney Clean Sweep. The seventh annual day to collect litter and clean up public spaces takes place Saturday, April 26 beginning at 9 a.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Neighborhood    March 13, 2014

State Patrol opens homicide investigation into crash killing two Eastern Washington University students

The Washington State Patrol is conducting a homicide investigation into a Feb. 21 car-semi-truck collision outside Colfax that resulted in the deaths of two Eastern Washington University students. State Patrol public information officer Jeff...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    March 13, 2014

West Plains association extends beekeeping knowledge to students

Education was the common topic at the March 7 West Plains Beekeepers Association meeting in Medical Lake. During her committee report, vice president Margo Buckles announced that she has been teaching lessons at Medical Lake High School. Buckles...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    March 13, 2014

EWU trustees hire company for presidential search

At a special meeting March 5, Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees approved the hiring of a consultant firm to help search for a new president. The board accepted a bid from EFL Associates to help in the hunt for a replacement for Dr....

 
 By KELSEY LAVELLE    Education    March 13, 2014

Eastern to hold Student Creative Works Symposium in May

Eastern Washington University will dedicate two days in May for students to present during a multidisciplinary symposium. The event allows students to present original works to a group of around 130 faculty advisors and mentors. The symposium...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 13, 2014

Hallett Elementary School meets goal for annual book fair

Hallett Elementary School once again held their annual book fair, sponsored by Scholastic Books, March 3-7. Diana Jones, the head library tech for Hallett said the fair helps the school purchase more...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 13, 2014

ML School District offers ebooks on Overdrive

Medical Lake students and staff have a new way to access books and reading materials as the school libraries are now offering ebooks and audiobooks through their Overdrive system at no charge. Students and staff can log into the system using their sc...

 
 Education    March 13, 2014

Burge earns honors at Arizona State University

Katy Burge of Medical Lake, received academic honors fromthe Walter Cronkite School ofJournalism and Mass Communicationat Arizona State Universityby making the University’s Dean’s List...

 

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