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Articles from the April 24, 2014 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 24, 2014

Save Our Station organization formed

A group of Cheney residents are getting together to send an SOS to the community. SOS as in “Save Our Station,” a private sector, grassroots effort to save Cheney’s former Northern Pacific train station from an approaching wrecking ball. The gr...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 24, 2014

Sweeping up Cheney

Volunteers for Cheney’s seventh annual Clean Sweep will be hitting the streets Saturday, April 26, in the yearly effort to spruce up the city. Volunteers gather at 8:30 a.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park on Fourth Street for refreshments and coffee...

 Front Page    April 24, 2014

Easter egg-cellent

West Plains residents took advantage of wonderful weather to take part in the annual Easter Egg hunts. Above left, a member of the Airway Heights Fire Department speaks with a little girl at the...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 24, 2014

Medical Lake to reassess state property and buildings

Medical Lake City Administrator Doug Ross announced at the April 15 Medical Lake City Council meeting that the city has requested a Spokane County assessor to do an assessment of all of state property and buildings in the city. Ross explained one of...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 24, 2014

Council reviews non-conforming uses

The Cheney City Council finally got zoning issues off its agenda at its final meeting in April Tuesday night, but not without some last minute changes. The changes came from city attorney Stanley Schwartz, who sent a memo detailing issues he had...

 By AL STOVER    News    April 24, 2014

Airway Heights preps for Exotic Metals

The city of Airway Heights is taking its first step in preparing for the Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC’s (Exotic) manufacturing plant. At the April 21 legislative meeting, the City Council approved a task order to Century West Engineering for...

 By AL STOVER    News    April 24, 2014

Medical Lake and state Fish and Wildlife team-up for deer count

Deer roaming around the city limits have been a concern in Medical Lake for several years and the city is getting some outside help to aid in the matter. At the April 1 City Council meeting, City Administrator Doug Ross said he has been in contact...

 Calendar    April 24, 2014

West Plains Briefs

Feed Cheney this Monday Monday, April 28, Feed Cheney will offer its monthly dinner and groceries. It’s free and available to all without any qualifying required.  It all takes place at the Wren Pierson Community Center at 615 Fourth St. from... Full story

 News    April 24, 2014

Cheney Baseball Association pancake feed

The Cheney Baseball Association is holding a pancake feed and silent auction Saturday, April 26, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Cheney High School cafeteria. Tickets are $5 per person, and can be purchased by calling Laura Martin at (509) 292-6985 or...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 24, 2014

Cheney Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt Golden Egg winners

Cheney Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt Golden Egg winners were 3- and 4-year-old Kenzi Whitman, Hayleiah Jones, Atticus Rogers, Silas Jensen, Stella Flanary and Alayzah Martinez; 5- and 6-year-olds Adolfo...

 Obituaries    April 24, 2014

David Vianes Saldivar

David Vianes Saldivar, born in Kingsville, Texas, June 10, 1947, died April 18, at his home in Edwall, Wash., from a long battle with cancer. He was a beloved, outgoing, warm and friendly man who... Full story

 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    April 24, 2014

Idaho's wolf issue could soon become Washington's

Many years ago, when buffalo roamed the western United States, Native Americans made excellent use of this amazing animal. There were no government officials to patrol the land. If a buffalo, a bear or a wolf became a menace, the natives took care of...

 Neighborhood    April 24, 2014

'Honestly Now,' is StageWest's final production for 2013-2014

StageWest Community Theatre Inc. proudly presents Jack Sharkey’s “Honestly, Now” directed by Phil West. The action takes place in a tiny hotel on the French Riviera and revolves around double identities and a jewel heist. Carlita Umbro, an...

 Neighborhood    April 24, 2014


Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us this Sunday, April 27, as we celebrate the second Sunday of Easter. Worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. Fellowship hour follows the worship service. Sunday school for grade school through a...

 Neighborhood    April 24, 2014

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • April 24, Preschool Play and Learn Storytime (ages 3 – 5), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • April 25, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • April 25,...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 24, 2014

Colville, Deer Park no match for Cheney soccer

Sometimes the hardest games to play are those against teams below your level In these games, Cheney High boys soccer head coach Mark Kiver tells his team to find challenges against opponents that will make aspects of their game better. On the road...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 24, 2014

Boston marathon gets more personal after 2013 bombing

For as long as I could remember the Boston Marathon came and went on it’s traditional Patriots’ Day date – the third Monday in April – with little notice. That is other than admiring those who choose to run over 26 miles and wonder what...

 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 24, 2014

Blackhawks' baseball snaps losing streak in doubleheader win against Eagles

The Cheney High School baseball team finally caught a break this past week as they swept West Valley in a doubleheader at home, April 19. Prior to playing the Eagles, the Blackhawks lost a road game...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 24, 2014

Medical Lake rebounds from losses, sweeps Kettle Falls

Hitting did the trick one game and pitching the next with the result being Medical Lake sweeping a softball doubleheader at home against Kettle Falls and staying very relevant in the Northeast A...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 24, 2014

Blackhawk track busy in first week back

Cheney track and field teams wasted little time in getting busy with competition after a long spring break layoff. The Blackhawks opened up Great Northern League meet competition Thursday, traveling to Pullman where the Greyhounds prevailed 106-35 ov...

 Sports    April 24, 2014

Cardinals fall to Freeman at Fairways

Zach Elder shot a season best 96 while Michael O’Brien recorded a 100 and Brendan Petro 102 to lead Medical Lake in an April 15 Northeast A League boys’ golf match featuring Newport and Freeman at The Fairways. Other Cardinal golfers and scores...

 Sports    April 24, 2014

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school websites to confirm.) BASEBALL Friday, April 25, Cheney hosts Deer Park (2), 2 p.m. Medical Lake hosts Freeman (2) 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, Cheney at East Valley, 4 p.m. Medical Lake hosts...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 24, 2014

'Strange play' preserves doubleheader split for Lady Hawks

The Cheney Lady Hawks softball team went 2-1 last week, downing Pullman 14-5 and earning a split at West Valley, thanks to what head coach Gary Blake termed a “really strange play” in game two. Leading 11-6 in the top of the sixth, the Lady...

 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 24, 2014

Cheney boys', girls' tennis fall in matches at Post Falls

The Cheney boys’ and girls’ tennis teams traveled to Post Falls where they fell to the Trojans in a non-league dual, 10-2. Mason Van Stone (No. 1 boys’ singles) found himself in a tough spot as he was swept by Lincoln Hill, 6-0, 6-0. Boys’ te...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 24, 2014

ML girls suffer first NEA tennis loss

Medical Lake’s girl’s tennis team earned a split in Northeast A League play last week, beating Lakeside 3-2 last Tuesday but losing its showdown match with Chewelah 4-1 Friday. The Cardinal boys (1-3 NEA), meanwhile, dropped both matches, 5-0 to...


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