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Using the right tool for the job

When it comes to dealing with delinquent utility accounts, Airway Heights staff is going to use one of the tools it already has. At an August study session, staff proposed Ordinance 878, which amends the city’s municipal codes “Water System” an...

 

General fund leads Cheney budget talks

The Cheney City Council’s public hearing Nov. 8 consisted mostly of presentations on the 2017 budget from six departments funded by the city’s general fund on what they hope to do in the upcoming year, and what they have been able to accomplish...

 

She said yes!

Eastern Washington University injured offensive lineman Jerrod Jones didn't have the average Senior Day Nov. 12 at Roos Field. But it certainly turned out to be very memorable as Jones chose to use...

 

Lessons learned from last year's windstorm

Eastern Washington residents can be forgiven if they get nervous when the winds begin to blow - especially this time of year. Thursday, Nov. 17, marks the one-year anniversary of the historic "big...

 

AH commission holds SEPA hearing for Basalt Apartments

At its Nov. 9 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission conducted a State Environmental Policy Act public hearing on the Basalt Ridge Apartment Complex project. The complex, which is being developed by Whitewater Creek Inc.on the northeast...

 

Last name is Vaughn, not Bond

In the Nov.3 Cheney Free Press story on the change of ownership of Cheney Glass, co-owner Abigail Vaughn was misidentified with the last name Bond....

 

Cheney council accepts public defense grant

The 2017 budget wasn’t the only item on the Cheney City Council’s Nov. 8 agenda. The council approved a resolution accepting a public defense grant from the Washington State Office of Public Defense, money that can be used to help with services...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    November 17, 2016

AH council moves public defender amendment forward

At its Nov. 14 study session, the Airway Heights City Council moved several items forward to its next meeting. One was an amendment of public defender professional service contract with Maurer Law. The amendment proposes to increase the contract...

 

Cheney firefighters fill the boot

Cheney Firefighters Local 1919 raised $1,640.29 in their annual "Fill the Boot" drive, Oct. 8, for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Presenting the check to MDA representative Mattie Kelton (second...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 17, 2016

United we stand

Eastern Washington University basketball players, a team whose roster lists members from four different countries, observed the playing of the U.S. national anthem in a show of solidarity prior to...

 

Schlotter wins state School Social Worker of the Year

Catheleen Schlotter has been in public education for 16 years, seven of them in Cheney. Her hard work is known throughout the Cheney School District but it was recognized by the state when she was named the Washington State School Social Worker of...

 

Honoring veterans

The Medical Lake High School music program honored veterans at different events last week....

 

Plethora of scholarships available for high school seniors

This is the second part in a two-part series about resources for high school seniors to pay for college. This installment focuses on scholarships. Another way for Cheney and Medical Lake high school students to pay for college is by scholarships....

 

EWU to hold 'Giving Joy Day' to encourage kindness, philanthropy

Eastern Washington University is encouraging students and residents to participate in “Giving Joy Day,” Nov. 29. According to Lisa Poplawski, director of alumni advancement, Eastern’s Giving Joy Day is inspired by “Giving Tuesday,” which is...

 

STEP project groundbreaking takes place

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter On an aptly themed unusually warm November day with not a cloud in the sky, the Spokane Tribe of Indians officially broke ground on their long-awaited casino project in...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 17, 2016

Small Business scavenger hunt set for Cheney

Two community entities that face challenging futures on an ever-changing landscape are teaming to potentially help one another. The Spokane County Library District - and specifically the Cheney...

 

Keeping a watchful eye during Trump presidency

The Nov. 8 election has come and gone and Republican candidate Donald Trump is the next President of the United States. Who would have thought we would be printing those words? There are many folks out there who are scared — particularly people of...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    November 17, 2016

Tasteless political jokes belong outside of the wrestling ring

As you know, I am a longtime fan of professional wrestling. Usually when someone involved with wrestling makes the news, it’s not for a good reason, and this past weekend was no different. Joey Styles, an announcer and commentator who had worked...

 

Right choice or wrong choice?

For everyone who chose to put Donald Trump in the oval office I have to ask why? Do you honestly believe he can fix America’s problems? You have to love all people in this beautiful country including immigrants who are here, they came here to find...

 

Weathers brings the good wood to West Plains artists tour

Stormy Weathers admits it - he's addicted to wood. Especially the mangled type. Actually, gazing over the collection of stuff covering almost every inch of space on his shop floor and in a number of...

 

Churches

Cheney Community Church ‘Tis the season for giving, and that is the spirit of Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a project of the national organization, Samaritan’s Purse. Shoebox gifts packed with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and other sma...

 

Cheney Firefighters Benevolent Association fundraiser/auction Nov. 19

The Cheney Firefighters Benevolent Association is holding its second annual fundraiser and auction this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 5 – 11 p.m. at Zentropa Pizzeria & Pub, 122 College Ave. There is no cost to attend the event. There will be a silent...

 

West Plains Briefs

CHS cross country annual Turkey Trot registration opens The Cheney High School cross country team’s ninth annual Turkey Trot takes place Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. at the high school. The 2-mile or 3-mile walk/run is for runners and...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 16, 2006 Several Cheney-area individuals chose to go on a spray-painting spree that targeted just about every outdoor blank surface available. Former fire chief and building official John Montague was hired by the city of Cheney as...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Fifty years ago in 1966, William P. Geschke opened Cheney Realty Company at 403 First St. The name had been used before in the teens and 20s when A.L. Ames operated a real estate firm here. Learn more about our area’s history at...

 

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