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Articles from the March 20, 2014 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 20, 2014

Cheney commission recommends W-18

The Cheney Planning Commission voted 4-1 on Monday night, March 17, to approve moving the city’s interim marijuana facility zoning ordinance a step closer toward final adoption and incorporation into its municipal zoning code. The ordinance provide...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 20, 2014

West Plains officials talk solid waste

A group of city officials from municipalities throughout Spokane County met in Medical Lake to discuss a collective request for proposal for solid waste management in their cities. The city of Spokane has transferred their control of the regional sol...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 20, 2014

Air Force releases KC-135 crash report

Questions revolving around the crash of a KC-135 aircraft, which resulted in the loss of three airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base — Capt. Mark T. Voss, Capt. Victoria Pinckney and Tech. Sgt. Herman Mackey III — in May 2013, have been answered....

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 20, 2014

Precise measurements

Westwood Middle School students Kahlysta McKethen and Andres Margraf work on an exercise in teacher Marty Sexton's class to determine volume by first measuring geometric shapes, then filling them...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 20, 2014

Cheney sewer rates on the way up

Cheney residents will see something happen at the end of April they haven't seen in over nine years - their sewer rates go up. The City Council approved an ordinance March 11 raising sewer rates $5...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    March 20, 2014

Cheney council updates rates and fees

Cheney’s City Council adopted a resolution at its March 11 meeting updating fees and charges for 2014 city services that provide revenue for the general fund. These charges range from business licenses to building and plumbing permits, charges for...

 By KELSEY LAVELLE    News    March 20, 2014

Repair classes to benefit Cheney Junior Rodeo

Reasonable drivers know to turn into the blowout when your tire pops on the road. The next step however, changing said tire, can be a challenge few have experience completing. Puncturing a tire while driving is an inevitable circumstance of owning...

 News    March 20, 2014

Draft West Plains transportation plan now available online

An updated draft of the West Plains Transportation Sub-area Plan is now available for review. A State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) determination of non-significance (DNS) was issued for the plan March 12, 2014. The city of Spokane is seeking...

 News    March 20, 2014

BNSF applies for permit to demolish former Cheney depot

Cheney Planning Department officials late Tuesday afternoon, March 18, released a mitigated determination of non-significance (MDNS) document for L14-004-SE, a proposal by Hulcher Services (demolition contractor) on behalf of BNSF Railway, to...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    March 20, 2014

Cheney memorial damaged

Cheney police responding to a report of third-degree malicious mischief on the 600 block of Fourth Street March 10 found vandals had dug out the brick work and attempted to remove the top row of...

 News    March 20, 2014

Clean Sweep volunteers needed

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...

 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    March 20, 2014

Moses Lake HS sweethearts made a life and farm in Cheney

I've heard of high school sweethearts but this one tops them all. Enoch and Donna Lybbert met in Moses Lake High School. Donna took one glance at Enoch and knew he was the man for her. However, there...

 Neighborhood    March 20, 2014


Cheney Community Church This Saturday, March 22, the Awana Club kids will participate in the Regional Awana Games competition being held at Whitworth University Field House Gym, 300 W. Hawthorne Road in Spokane.  Our teams will be represented in...

 Obituaries    March 20, 2014

Dr. William Lynn Maxson

Dr. William Lynn Maxson Lt. Col. ANG, Ret. Age 83 Passed away on March 16, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. He was born on Nov. 12, 1930 in Frankfort, Ind. to Claude and Effie Maxson.... Full story

 Obituaries    March 20, 2014

Jeremy Scott Provance,

Jeremy Scott Provance, Feb. 26, 1977- March 17, 2014 Age 37 Jeremy passed away Monday, March 17 at the Hospice House in Spokane with his family by his side after a hard sixth month battle with... Full story

 Neighborhood    March 20, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 25, 2004 Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball team’s run in the NCAA Tournament was a short one as the Eagles fell to Oklahoma State 75-56 in a first-round game in Kansas City. The Eagles’ season leading scorer...

 Neighborhood    March 20, 2014

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

On this date in 1896 Anna Deakin Marshall wrote in her diary, “Had Mr. and Mrs. Hopkinson, Mr. and Mrs. Flood, Mr. and Mrs. Boughton and all their children making in all 17 persons to have over for supper. We had Wild Goose Oyster Soup and...

 Neighborhood    March 20, 2014

From the archives: 1994

Sunset Elementary School Principal John Fishback was one of those who chose to vote early on Tuesday March 29, 1994. Helping voters at the Cheney Fire Station, from left, were Helen Countryman,...

 Calendar    March 20, 2014

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • March 20, Preschool Play and Learn Storytime (ages 3 – 5), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • March 21, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • March 25,... Full story

 Neighborhood    March 20, 2014

Arbor Day Foundation seeks new membership

The Arbor Day Foundation is welcoming new membership during the month of March with 10 trees with a $10 contribution to the group. The foundation is promoting widespread involvement in Arbor Day by encouraging new members to plant the 10 flowering...

 Neighborhood    March 20, 2014

Let's proceed with caution, open minds with climate change

The debate over climate change sometimes takes on the sound and feel of an elementary school playground argument. You remember how it used to go in sing-song fashion. “It is so,” yells one. “Is not,” responds the other. “So. Not. So....

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    March 20, 2014

Cheney school board OKs public hearing on Fisher Building

Cheney School District’s board of directors voted unanimously at their March 12 meeting to hold a public hearing March 26 to discuss an offer to purchase the district’s former administration building. NAI Black Realtor Mitch Swenson told the...

 Education    March 20, 2014

CHS announces February students of the month

Cheney High School has released the names of the February students of the month. The students are listed as follows by department, name and class standing: Agriculture, Zack Elkins, senior; art,...

 By AL STOVER    Education    March 20, 2014

Circuit Breakers take 11th in FIRST Robotics Competiton

The Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers team competed in the FIRST Robotics Competition, March 14-15 at Eastern Washington University. The Circuit Breakers earned the Highest Seeded Rookie award...

 By FROM STAFF REPORTS    Education    March 20, 2014

Volesky takes over 101st Airborne Division

A graduate of Eastern Washington University’s ROTC program has been named the new commander of one of the U.S. Army’s most prestigious and historical units. Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky will take over command of the 101st Airborne Division, known...


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