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Marijuana ordinance gets first reading

Interim marijuana facility siting ordinance W-18 may have a new designation — W-33 — but it’s essentially the same zoning measure Cheney has been working on adopting since late November 2013. That adoption took one more step towards reality...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 27, 2014

ML council talks water, roads and garbage

The Medical Lake City Council discussed several issues at their March 18 meeting. City Administrator Doug Ross announced that he and Mayor John Higgins attended a meeting with several other mayors in Spokane County, March 13, to discuss solid waste m...

 

T-bone

Cheney firefighters tend to the scene of a rather spectacular two-car accident last Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Fifth and G streets. The drivers of both vehicles, a silver 1997 Honda...

 

Cheney commission recommends denial of Clay rezone

Cheney’s Planning Commission voted unanimously at its March 17 meeting to recommend denying a proposed rezone near Centennial Park that would have allowed for a higher residential density on property next door. Randall Gillingham, owner of...

 

Cheney reviews EWU recycling center, depot demolition applications

The city of Cheney has issued notices of mitigated determinations of non-significance on a pair of project applications: one for a new recycling center at Eastern Washington University and the other...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    March 27, 2014

Exotic Metals brings aerospace plant to Airway Heights

Exotic Metals Forming Co. LCC (Exotic), an aerospace company based out of Kent, Wash., announced at a March 21 press conference that it will purchase 56.6 acres of property from Spokane International...

 

Sheriff's Office warns of telephone scams in Spokane County

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens once again about telephone scams circulating through the area. For the past several weeks, the Sheriff’s Office has received multiple complaints of individuals calling, identifying...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    March 27, 2014

Fairchild unveils new Wing Headquarters building

Fairchild Air Force Base held a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 20 to commemorate the opening of the new Wing Headquarters Building. The new building will hold the offices of the 92nd and 141st...

 

Life spent working for a living

"Flossie Dickey is 107 years old," somebody told me. About the same time someone else was singing "Happy Birthday" as Flossie attained the age of 108. If you want to catch up with Flossie you'd better...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you, your family and friends to worship with us this Sunday, March 30, at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate the fourth Sunday in Lent. Preschool through adult Christian education...

 

Claude A. "Arnie" Williams

Claude A. "Arnie" Williams, age 89, of Marshall, Wash. passed away March 20, in Spokane. Arnie was born in Harriman, Tenn. May 13, 1924 and moved to Spokane at the age of 11. He was a graduate of... Full story

 

Donald Lee Shea

Donald Lee Shea, born Oct. 19, 1938 passed away on March 19, following a prolonged battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) at his winter home in Tucson, Ariz. Don is survived by his wife Mary Buntrock... Full story

 

Betty Mae Kintschi

Betty left us to join the choir in heaven on Monday, March 24, in Cheney. She was born Nov. 27, 1933 to John and Alvina Kuhn and raised on the farm near Edwall, Wash. with her sister Virginia and her... Full story

 

Serving the Nation

Matthew D. Bitz graduated from the United States Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas on Feb. 28. Bitz graduated from Cheney High School in 2013 where he served at...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago April 1, 2004 Days removed from guiding Eastern Washington University to its first-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament, Eagles' head coach Ray Giacoletti accepted the same job at the...

 

Keep tabs on your vitamin D levels, diet may be insufficient source

My mother lives with me and I’m involved in her medical care. She’s a tough cookie. But like many 88-year-olds, she has several health problems. We visit her doctor at least once a month to report what’s working and what isn’t doing the trick...

 

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • March 27, Preschool Play and Learn Storytime (ages 3 – 5), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • March 28, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • April 2, Tod... Full story

 

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge planting party May 10

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge and Spokane Audubon Society will host a community work party on Saturday, May 10. This is part of an ongoing community effort to restore native riparian habitat to benefit birds and other wildlife species. There...

 

Washington recreation sites await Obama's 'Conservation Promise'

SEATTLE - One aspect of President Barack Obama's new budget proposal that hasn't gotten much attention is his recommendation to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Congress...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 27, 2014

Medical Lake students construct custom machines

Robots were the theme for the March 22 STEM Lab at Hallett Elementary. Students and their parents assembled small machines from Lego Mindstorm NXT kits. Once they were finished constructing their...

 
 By Al Stover    Education    March 27, 2014

Community comes together to raise money for scholars

The Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars (MLDFS) held their annual “Spring Thing” fundraiser, March 22, to raise money for their scholarship fund. The theme for this year’s event was “Puttin’ On The Ritz.” According to MLDFS treasurer...

 

Hallett Elementary reveals February award winners

Hallett Elementary School announced students earning awards for the month of Feburary. The character trait of the month was fairness. Pride McKenzee Patterson, Brooklyn Bridges, Joshua Goodman, Shayla Daly, Ashton Kidd, Leda Garcia, Madison Spring,...

 

Bowater send-off

Hundreds of students, teachers and military family members (left) lined up in support of London Bowater as she left for Seattle, March 19, where she will begin treatment for the second time for acute...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 27, 2014

Medical Lake High School band performs at concert festival

The Medical Lake High School Wind Ensemble traveled to Pullman, March 14, to participate in Washington State University’s Concert Festival. Medical Lake High School band director Craig Johnson said the band performed a variety of musical styles,...

 

Chamber of Commerce hosts 'Best of the West' event

Last Thursday, March 20, 250 attendees gathered at Northern Quest Resort’s Pavilion as the West Plains Chamber of Commerce honored outstanding members in the community at the “Best of the West” gala. Chamber president Denise Vickerman, Spokane...

 

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