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Articles from the March 21, 2013 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 21, 2013

Police nab five in robbery attempt

Cheney police officers arrested five individuals in conjunction with an armed robbery that took place early Saturday morning. About 2:20 a.m. the department received a call from the 700 block of Chestnut Street that two males, one armed with a small...

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    March 21, 2013

ML council OKs SRTC agreement

The Medical Lake City Council approved a revised interlocal agreement with the Spokane Regional Transportation Council at its Tuesday, March 19 meeting. City Administrator Doug Ross said the agreement didn’t really have much influence in Medical...

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    March 21, 2013

Medical Lake burn provides valuable training

Firefighters on the West Plains received some in-depth training Saturday, March 16 next to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Medical Lake, participating in a house burn on the 200 block of South Hallett...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    March 21, 2013

Cheney classic car collector looks back at devastating December fire

If John Solomon had it to do all over again he’d likely do a couple of things differently. The Cheney classic car collector would have paid more attention to his cat Tiger’s odd behavior and he...

 By JAMES EIK    News    March 21, 2013

Pilot program reduces violent infractions in prison

Offenders enrolled in the Thinking for a Change program at the Airway Heights Corrections Center have demonstrated just how big of an impact modified thinking can have in a prison unit. The program te...

 By JAMES EIK    News    March 21, 2013

Airway Heights Council hears traffic plans

The future of regional transportation was brought forward to the Airway Heights City Council at its Monday, March 18 meeting. Kevin Wallace from the Spokane Regional Transportation Council detailed plans for the proposed Horizon 2040 document, which...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 21, 2013

Irish for a day

Fairchild Air Force Base commander Col. Brian Newberry chats with participants prior to last Saturday’s 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Spokane. Newberry was the grand...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    March 21, 2013

Cheney commission reviews high density zoning changes

Cheney Community Development Director Brian Jennings told members of the Planning Commission at its March 11 meeting that high-density development in the city usually follows a certain pattern – one large, long uniform building on a lot or...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    March 21, 2013

Grand Grain

Against the Grain owners Debbie Anderson (left) an Aly Avey (right) share a laugh with Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove as Councilman John Taves looks on during the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    March 21, 2013

Learning reusable skills through recycling

Steven Bouck, one of Joni Kent’s Pathways students helping pilot a round, wheeled recycling bin down a hallway at Cheney Middle School looked back with a smile and offered a piece of advice....

 By Julie Robison    Education    March 21, 2013

Medical Lake Middle School February students of the month

Students receiving student of the month honors for February are (from left to right): Jaxyn Farmen, Hunter Zepp, Kelly Hodgen, Sam Poiani, Dylan Vercoe, and Elizabeth Hansen....

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    March 21, 2013

New diploma option for struggling students

A collaborative agreement between Cheney Public Schools and Community Colleges of Spokane will now provide an avenue for students ages 16-21 struggling in high school or dropping out to earn a diploma while also making inroads towards attending...

 Education    March 21, 2013

Hallett Elementary announces student awards for February

Hallett Elementary recently named its award-winning students for the month of February. The following students earned the HAWK Award: Bailey Cederblom, BettyJean Davis, Cheyannae Hughes, Brooklyn Adams, Madelynn Patterson, Olivia Niblock, Karelyn...

 Opinion    March 21, 2013

State should honor pension agreement before making changes

Funding education isn’t the only headache Legislators are taking extra-strength Tylenol for these days. Funding of the state employee’s retirement pension system is also eliciting consumption of a few tablets. Senate Bill 5851 would create...

 Opinion    March 21, 2013

Crossing Washington Street to get to EWU isn't safe for pedestrians

I am currently on my third year here at EWU and I love pretty much everything about the school, but the large amount of foot traffic crossing the main roads when classes are starting, and ending become very hectic. Although I am one of the people...

 Opinion    March 21, 2013

Too much TV is bad for children, active parenting helps

Children’s minds are constantly growing. They want to be stimulated, and they want it so badly that they seek out media deemed “inappropriate” for their age group. Dumbing down cartoons for fear that children won’t understand stifles the...

 Opinion    March 21, 2013

Street intersections in Cheney could use some work

During the months of September-June, Cheney experiences an especially dramatic influx in population due to the presence of the Eastern Washington University campus. Within this time period, on any given weekday the streets surrounding the campus are...

 By Michelle Malkin    Opinion    March 21, 2013

Opt out of creepy fed ed data-mining racket

In a previous column, I reported on the federal government’s massive new student-tracking database, which was created as part of the nationalized Common Core standards scheme. The bad news: GOP “leadership” continues to ignore or, worse,...

 By JAMES EIK    Neighborhood    March 21, 2013

Cheney's LaValley earns Spokane rodeo queen title

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Macy LaValley is an Eastern Washington University student by day, but in 2013, she is also Miss Spokane Interstate Rodeo. With the title, she will be visiting several...

 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    March 21, 2013

Students experience famine to raise money

Twenty students at Christian Heritage School at Edwall recently completed another 30-hour famine from midnight Thursday until 8:30 a.m. Saturday; a project they have participated in for years under... Full story

 Obituaries    March 21, 2013

Barton John Freitag, Sr.

Barton John Freitag, Sr. Beloved Husband, Dad, Pops, Papa, Grandpa, and Opa went to be with his Lord on March 7, 2013 with his family beside him at the Cheney Care Center. Barton was born Sept. 26,... Full story

 Neighborhood    March 21, 2013

Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 27, 2003 New traffic striping on SR 904 and First Street in Cheney is being named as a factor in a reduction of traffic accidents along the route according to police reports. By a 5-2 vote, the Cheney City Council authorized...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    March 21, 2013

Eastern's strong finish fades in overtime loss to UNC

First they delivered just the right recipe for a rally. But then maybe the Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team might have put just a bit too much of some of that ingredient into th...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 21, 2013

Lady Hawks open with three wins

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor If Cheney softball head coach Gary Blake was the man with lots of questions about his team last week, this week he’s the man with the ear-to-ear smile. The Lady Hawks opened...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 21, 2013

It's time for March Money Madness

So, how are your brackets doing? Don’t give me that look. You know what I’m talking about. Everyone knows, except any recently landed Vulcans, what is meant by the phrase “How’s your bracket doing?” It means it’s that time of year again...


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