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Cheney's fire chief steps down

Citing a desire to return to his native Arizona, Mike Winters has tendered his resignation as Cheney Fire Chief and Fire Marshal. Winters’ resignation was effective Aug. 2. City Administrator Mark Schuller said Winters had discussed the...

 

Commission to consider Fisher registry

As can happen during the summer months of vacations, last Thursday’s meeting of the Cheney Historic Preservation Commission was canceled due to lack of a quorum. In an email, commission administrative assistant Susan Beeman said all of the agenda...

 

All's well with AH, District 10 agreement

Since he became Airway Heights Fire Chief in 2011, Mitch Metzger has done several things to consolidate and instill cooperation between the city’s fire department and Spokane County Fire District 10. In April, the city entered into an interlocal...

 

Blue Waters, Bluegrass Festival opens Friday at Waterfront Park

Two of the headlining acts for the 15th annual Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival, scheduled for Aug. 12-14 in Medical Lake, are Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin and Chatham County Line. Both groups have bee...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    August 11, 2016

Browns named ML Garden of the Month

Don and Marlene Brown's home at 615 N. Minnie St., is the Medical Lake Kiwanis and Cheney Garden Club's August selection for Garden of the Month. They received a $25 gift certificate from Village...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    August 11, 2016

Rosenbeck joins Medical Lake City Council

Medical Lake residents who attend City Council meetings may notice a new face among the current council members. Elizabeth Rosenbeck was sworn in as the council's Position 5 representative at the June...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    August 11, 2016

King resigns as ML rec coordinator

Ashlee King has spent the last seven years as the recreation coordinator for the city of Medical Lake, planning activities and getting to know local families. Now she's taking a different path to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 11, 2016

Jarms hosts 'Grill Your Ace Off' event, Aug. 13

The second part of Jarms Ace Hardware’s fundraising effort for the Children’s Miracle Network takes place Saturday, Aug. 13 when they present “Grill Your Ace Off” from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event takes place at the store at 6 Cheney-Spokane...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 11, 2016

Apex Physical Therapy celebrates 20 years

Apex Physical Therapy reaches a milestone next week, celebrating 20 years in the business of helping ease pain. Amy Sanderson is among those who have been there since the beginning - and actually...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 11, 2016

Spokane Teacher's Credit Union focuses on western expansion

After populating much of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene with branches, Spokane Teacher’s Credit Union is focusing its latest expansion to the west. STCU just opened its Qualchan branch at the junction of Cheney-Spokane Road and U.S. Highway 195 and...

 

Debates should be more important than football

Good, political discourse has been hard to find in this presidential election year. Not that it’s easier in other years – mudslinging, name-calling and other forms of personal attacks seem all too common methods for gaining the highest office in...

 

Getting help from where you might least expect it

So there I was, slogging my way down a foot path carved along the slope of a rainforestcovered Guatemalan mountain in the fading twilight of a late-July Saturday evening. My head, shoes and cargo pants were soaked by the torrential rain, my pants...

 

Tom Hastings' utopia is dangerous to personal liberty

The Guest Commentary from July 21 begs for response to Tom Hastings’ primary assertions: (1) conflict transformation can lead to a conflict-free world and (2) to get there requires social “experimentation.” Short answer: Seeking peace is...

 

Thank you from Tennis-A-Thon

The 24 Hour Tennis-A-Thon committee would like to thank the sponsors for another successful year. This year we were able to bring in $4,000 to support the local food bank, outreach program, and high school tennis teams. This event is successful...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Aug. 1 Third-degree theft was reported on the 200 block of South Cheney-Spangle Road. Workout stuff was taken. Aug. 2 Harassment was reported on the zero hundred block of West Fifth Street. Timothie S. Evans, 28, was arrested for violation of...

 

Include pets in wildfire emergency plans

The Washington state Fire Marshal’s Office is recommending that families make precautions for pets during a wildfire emergency, including assembling a pet survival kit with the following items: • food, water and medicine(s) for five days, •...

 

Local student attends DO-IT Scholars Summer Study program

Hailey Seubert attends Cheney High School and will be a senior going into this academic school year. But with her time off this summer, she attended the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) Scholars Summer Study program...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 10, 2006 Cheney High School teacher and coaching legend, Tom Oswald, passed away from cancer. Oswald was an iconic member of the state’s high school coaching community, compiling 167 wins, a winning percentage of .641 and taking...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • Aug. 12, Baby Play & Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Aug. 14, Ultimate Frisbee, Moos Field, 3 p.m. • Aug. 15, Country Quilters (Adults 50+), Wren Pierson Community Center, 12:30 –... Full story

 

Mount Lassen by moonlight is something not to be missed

I have been a lot of places, I’ve been around the world, but I was not prepared for the awesomeness of my last adventure. During the most recent full moon, I climbed an active volcano in Lassen National Park in California, Mount Lassen. The Nationa...

 

Churches

United Methodist Church Please be our guest as we join together for worship at 10 a.m. each Sunday morning at the United Methodist Church. Pastor Alissa Bertsch Johnson and associate pastor Pat Sleeth will lead the service this Sunday and finish a...

 

West Plains Briefs

EWU Community Food Drive, rummage sale taking place The Eastern Washington University Community Food Drive and its annual rummage sale is accepting food and monetary donations through Aug. 13 at Banner Bank. The money will be donated to the Cheney... Full story

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 11, 2016

Local Legion champ Cannons accomplish plenty

Hopefully the takeaway from the 2016 AAA American Legion baseball season for the Spokane Cannons is what they accomplished - not what was seemingly stolen away from them at season's end. The Spokane...

 

EWU men's basketball schedule has 16 games at Reese

There’s some unfamiliar territory in the 2016-17 Eastern Washington University men’s basketball schedule and it’s called Reese Court. The Eagles will play 16 games on their home court, equally spilt between nonleague and Big Sky Conference in...

 

Tournament title eludes West Plains Bandits in Selah

The West Plains 18U softball team's chance at a tournament title in Selah fell just out of reach - literally. Grace Lilje came up short of making the third and final out in the bottom of the seventh i...

 

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