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Articles from the October 12, 2017 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 12, 2017 

Water, traffic and development

Cheney’s Planning Commission unanimously approved a modification to an existing preliminary plat application for construction of phases 5 and 6 in the Golden Hills subdivision at its Oct. 9 meeting — but not before several familiar subjects...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 12, 2017 

Mobilizing for fighting and training

It's fairly typical for local fire department crews to be asked to be a part of state efforts in fighting wildland fires in the region during the summer months. For Cheney Fire Department battalion ch...

 By Grace Pohl    News    October 12, 2017 

Airway Heights council picks center funding option

After hearing all three options for setting the guaranteed maximum price for the recreation center at the Oct. 2 Airway Heights City Council meeting, the board voted on option two at the Oct. 9 study session. Option two allows the 44,000 square foot...

 By Grace Pohl    Sports    October 12, 2017 

Royal showing

Peyton Putney was crowned Homecoming King while Mariah Daceus was named the Homecoming Queen last Friday during Cheney's football game with Clarkston. Both seniors were also a part of the football...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 12, 2017 

ML council cruises through agenda

The Medical Lake City Council returned to its twice-a-month meeting schedule Oct. 3 by taking care of business, what there was of it, in quick fashion. Notable items included approval of a new contract with cellular service T-Mobile for use of the... Full story


Bus Safety Week highlights 'Stop on Red'

Cheney School District driver trainer and router specialist Athena Dunham wants drivers to remember two very basic ideas when it comes to school buses. “First of all, when they see school buses they need to exercise caution no matter what because...


Suominen named National Merit Scholarship Commendable Student

Cheney High School senior Rachel Suominen has been named a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship program, according to a news release from the high school. Suominen will receive a letter... Full story


A frenzy for fitness

Windsor Elementary School capped its Windsor Spirit Week with the "Wildcat Walk and Fitness Frenzy" last Friday, Oct. 6. The school's Parent-Teacher Organization sponsored the event that featured the...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 12, 2017 

Cheney leak provides preview of next grant project

Cheney water department crews spent the earlier part of this week patching — actually repatching — what might be part of the city’s next application for Community Development Block Grant funds. Department staff were notified late last week of...

 By Grace Pohl    News    October 12, 2017 

Airway Heights movie theater offers free showings of WSU football games

A new weekly event has been added to the Airway Heights movie theater at 10117 Highway 2. The Village Centre Cinemas has decided to show every Washington State University football game with free...


Spokane International Airport closes runway for construction

Spokane International Airport has announced that begining this past Monday, Oct. 9, the secondary, east-west Runway 7-25 will be closed for construction. The construction work will include the repaving of Taxiway C2 within the runway safety area.... Full story


Open for business

Left to Right: JoAn Sanders (CEO), Lynn Mount (COO), Sandy Mangis (Accounting/IT Officer) and Annette King (Westbow branch manager) prepare to cut the ribbon Sept. 28 on the grand opening of Cheney... Full story

 By MELINDA MYERS    News    October 12, 2017 

Keep your orchids beautiful and blooming indoors

Lift your spirits, enliven your indoor décor or give the gift of beautiful blooming orchids. You'll enjoy these exotic blossoms for months with just minimal care – once you know what to do. Start... Full story


Medical Lake mayor, council hopefuls meet the people

Candidates running for both mayor and seats on the Medical Lake City Council met citizens at a community forum Oct. 4 in the high school auditorium. Sponsored by Re-Imagine Medical Lake and moderated by Superintendent of Schools, Tim Ames, the forum... Full story

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 12, 2017 

Temporary wheat storage comes to Four Lakes

As predicted back in the summer, 2017's bumper crop of wheat is in need on a temporary place to stay, and right on schedule, the Highline Grain terminal at Four Lakes has a massive outdoor conical...

 By Grace Pohl    News    October 12, 2017 

Air Force is expanding sampling area of PFOS/PFOA

Fairchild Air Force Base announced on Oct. 5 that it is expanding its current sampling area of Perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The Air Force Civil Engineer Center...


News briefs

Cheney business holds crisis nursery fundraiser In conjunction with the celebration of its two-year anniversary, Sweet Pea Boutique in Cheney is holding a fundraiser for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. A portion of all sales throughout the entire...

 By Grace Pohl    News    October 12, 2017 

Coming around

The U.S. Highway 2 roundabout outside the future Spokane Tribe Casino west of Airway Heights is in full swing of construction and is set to finish in mid-December. The project is being fully funded...


Top grades to Medical Lake for civic involvement

This space has voiced concerns in the past urging citizens to take some time away from whatever it is they do in their spare time and pay attention to what goes on in City Hall and within their respective school districts. That process involves 10s o...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    October 12, 2017 

It's hypocrisy so deep hip waders will not even help

“I came of age in the 60’s and 70’s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then.” Have you heard or read these words? If not, your Jeopardy category might have been, “Who said this?” with...


A dream to take politics out of the NFL

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is one of my favorite quotes of all quote...


Medical Lake policing benefits from officers who stay

It is time to set the record straight regarding “policing in Medical Lake.” According to Mr. (mayoral candidate Mikeal) Suniga, he can bring back a local police force with just four full-time officers for our city population of 5,000 citizens....


Maike provides competent, trusted leadership for Mayor

Fall is here and so is election time. There are new and unknown names on the ballot. Voters should do some inquiring, a lot of study and thinking before putting pen to ballot. Some suggestions have been made about changes for the city. Have the...


Looking Back

10 Years Ago Oct. 11, 2007 The Cheney Historic Preservation Commission was taking steps to place two local buildings on the national registry of historic places. One of the structures was a small...



Cheney United Methodist Church The sermon series on Moses will continue this Sunday, Oct.15. The Rev. Pat Sleeth will be preaching on Exodus 2:11-25 and 3:1-15, “Defining Moments.” The Rev. Alissa Bertsch Johnson will be assisting with the worshi...


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