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Articles from the March 28, 2013 edition

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 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    March 28, 2013

Seeking a regional road approach

The first steps to planning future regional roads took place last Thursday night, March 21 at Sunset Elementary School in Airway Heights. The city of Spokane hosted the first of two workshops to gain public input on developing a united regional...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 28, 2013

Power line clearance work gets council OK

Approving a contract for pruning and removing trees along the city’s electrical distribution system was the only action item on the Cheney City Council’s short agenda Tuesday night. Light Department Director Joe Noland told the council that...

 
 Front Page    March 28, 2013

Little pickup ball

William Seeberger gets ready to take a swing at a pitch from brother Jeremy while Tony Alton waits at second to race home as the three boys enjoyed some nice weather Tuesday with a little after...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    March 28, 2013

ML's recycling center's future is up for debate

The future of the city’s recycling center received a lengthy discussion at the last Medical Lake City Council meeting, stemming from a decision to change the facility’s pick-up service. At the Tuesday, March 19 meeting, the city reiterated it...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 28, 2013

Eastern expands lot to provide more student and game-day parking

In a city where parking is a perennial sore spot, officials at Eastern Washington University are taking steps to hopefully alleviate that – at least when it comes to students and football game days....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 28, 2013

Cheney senior wins Chase Youth Award in arts and creativity

Cheney High School senior Connor Bichler has been named a 2013 Chase Youth awards winner in the category of arts and creativity. He is the first Cheney student to win a Chase award since 2007....

 
 Education    March 28, 2013

Cheney's Chernega wins MLK essay award

The 12 Rotary Clubs of Spokane teamed with the Diversity Offices of School District 81 and Gonzaga University to host a Martin Luther King essay contest beginning this year. The Cheney Rotary Club of...

 
 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Education    March 28, 2013

Get Lit! programs announces festival writing workshops

Eastern Washington University’s Get Lit! Programs is back for its 15th annual literary festival. On Saturday, April 13, festival authors will conduct eight writing workshops—four during a morning session, 9:30-11:30 a.m., and four during an...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Education    March 28, 2013

Parents ask district to question Darwin's theory

Medical Lake resident Mark Hudson asked the Medical Lake School District board of directors to consider adding curriculum that would introduce scientific questioning of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. At the Tuesday, March 26 board meeting,...

 
 By Jim Missel    Education    March 28, 2013

Music winners

Several Cheney High School music students received an honorable mention for the 2013 Outstanding AAA Jazz Ensemble Award at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Feb. 20-23 at the University of Idaho....

 
 Opinion    March 28, 2013

More health care options might reduce money's impact

It’s time for the state to look elsewhere for better health care coverage, and that can be done easily by allowing health care options to be purchased outside of Washington. Opening up health care across Washington’s state line will allow for gre...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    March 28, 2013

Holidays offer a time for a fresh start

This is an interesting week as it marks the juxtaposition of two religious observances important to two different faiths, yet very intertwined. Tuesday, March 26, marked the beginning of Passover for members of the Jewish community, an important...

 
 By Phil Kiver    Opinion    March 28, 2013

Life turned upside down in burglary

Last week my wife’s van had the door window smashed out at Fish Lake trailhead. To the persons responsible here’s the damage you caused: My five-year-old daughter is now concerned about bad guys, so you stole her innocence. This is what is most u...

 
 By Marc Dion    Opinion    March 28, 2013

Obama makes us heroes

If some of your friends are political cranks, then you know the argument. Goes like this: Your town spends, say, $600 providing a “get your picture taken with Santa” event for the local kids. Hopefully, they do it at Christmas “Great,” your...

 
 More News    March 28, 2013

Studded tire deadline approaches as spring arrives

OLYMPIA – Spring has arrived – maybe. All the same,as temperatures rise across the region, the Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers to remove their studded tires by midnight, March 31.  Studded tires are legal in...

 
 By JAMES EIK    More News    March 28, 2013

Project would affect Airway Heights noise ordinance

A variance to the city’s nuisance ordinance came forward at the monthly study session for the Airway Heights City Council Monday, March 26. The Washington state Department of Transportation applied for the variance, in advance of its upcoming work...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    March 28, 2013

Killing time

Cheney soccer players Micah Weller (6) and Ian Shirey (3) share a light moment prior to Monday’s scheduled match at West Valley. Both teams killed time waiting for officials that never showed up,...

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    March 28, 2013

Jay Mahaffy provides a personal touch at J and M Collision Center

As owner and president of J and M Collision Center, Jay Mahaffy said, “J and M is where you are greeted with the ‘Biggest Smile’ in Cheney.” If you wonder about that, walk up to the door of his office and you will say, “Oh, he’s...

 
 Neighborhood    March 28, 2013

Cheney rodeo, mayor along with several individuals and businesses honored at chamber's Best of the West

Over 200 attendees gathered Friday evening at Northern Quest Resort and Casino to congratulate recipients at the West Plains Chamber “Best of the West” annual recognition ceremony. Categories ranging from Non-Profit of the Year to Person of the...

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    March 28, 2013

Jay Mahaffy provides a personal touch at J and M Collision Center

As owner and president of J and M Collision Center, Jay Mahaffy said, “J and M is where you are greeted with the ‘Biggest Smile’ in Cheney.” If you wonder about that, walk up to the door of...

 
 Neighborhood    March 28, 2013

Churches

Cheney Community Church Cheney Community Church will join the other West Plains community churches for both a Good Friday and Easter Sunrise services this coming weekend. The participating churches in addition to Cheney Community are Four Lakes...

 
 Neighborhood    March 28, 2013

Looking Back

10 Years Ago April 3, 2003 Cheney police responded to a report of a shooting at a residence on South Cross Road and found 60 year-old Michael Mitchell dead of a single gunshot wound to the chest. The...

 
 By Dr E KIRSTEN PETERS    Neighborhood    March 28, 2013

Soils versus sea beds

There’s a new debate in paleontology, one that took me by surprise but that shows nicely how some science works. There’s a particular type of ancient fossil called the “Ediacara fauna” found in rocks about 550 million years old. The term Edia...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 28, 2013

Blackhawks deliver 'complete game' win over E. Valley

The Cheney boys’ soccer team put together perhaps their most complete performance to date in this young Great Northern League season last Thursday, blanking projected league champion East Valley...

 
 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Sports    March 28, 2013

EWU football spring practice begins April 4

There may be some new faces in a few spots, but the Eastern Washington University football team has plenty of experience to help make the spring seem more like a re-loading than a re-building. The Eagles will begin preparations for the 2013 season wh...

 

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