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Articles from the November 24, 2016 edition

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Depot relocation gathers steam

The relocation of Cheney's 87-year-old train depot has taken another step towards reality with the apparent acquisition of property by the group spearheading the effort. Cheney Depot Society volunteer...

 

ML council begins 2017 budget talks

At its Nov. 15 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council held a first reading of the 2017 budget. According to information provided by the city, the 2017 current expense fund is projected to be just over $3.14 million with $2.37 million going toward...

 

Petitioning for a safe haven in Cheney

Students, staff and community members started a petition that asks the Eastern Washington University board of trustees to make the college a sanctuary campus for undocumented students, staff and...

 

Assessed value increase helps Cheney budget picture

Although not “flush with cash,” as Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove put it at a previous City Council budget workshop, additional anticipated revenues from several sources have presented city departments with a bit more leeway with their 2017 budgets....

 
 By AL STOVER    News    November 24, 2016

Airway Heights ready to roll out its 2017 budget

The primary focus of Airway Heights’ 2017 budget, totaled at over $19.32 million, is on four key areas which the city seeks to improve on — public safety, economic development, building and recreation opportunities. “With the new casino coming...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    November 24, 2016

ESH receives national certification, accreditation

In a news release, Eastern State Hospital announced it earned full accreditation by The Joint Commission. The institution added that it had received certification from the Centers for Medicare and...

 

Cheney school board schedules bond work session

Cheney School Board directors voted unanimously at their Nov. 16 meeting to set Thursday, Dec. 1, as a work session to determine the final composition of a potential capital facilities bond the district hopes to advance to an election in February. Th...

 

MLHS robotics stage dinner theater fundraiser

Who vandalized the Simpson School of the Sciences' Power Bot 200 and prevented it from entering the competition? That was the question audience members were trying to answer during the Nov. 19...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 24, 2016

Assessing the state of West Plains real estate

Having lived in Cheney in two far removed decades, and then choosing to return and do business here has given realtor Pete Baccarella a pretty good feel for the community. The retired U.S. Air Force...

 

Zak Designs wins 'Trader of the Year' award award

The presents keep arriving for Zak Designs as the Airway Heights company celebrates its 40th birthday. The World Trade Club recently presented Zak with the prestigious 2016 Governor's "Trader of the...

 

Education Briefs

Hallett Elementary fundraiser This year’s Hallett Elementary School’s ASB Helping Others project will once again focus on helping the Medical Lake Food Bank. There is a collection box for each grade level. Students will be accepting items...

 

'WeRise. WeFall.'

Jodi Patterson, Eastern Washington University assistant professor of art education, used mop heads and lace to create "WeRise. WeFall." Patterson is one of many professors whose artwork is on display...

 

Despite our turmoils, Americans are truly blessed

For some, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and give thanks for the blessings we enjoy. For others, it’s a time to volunteer at soup kitchens to help the less fortunate while many see it as simply a chance to eat a huge meal...

 

Look around - there's plenty of reasons to be thankful

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, unless you purchased the paper on Tuesday which in that case it’s two days away. There will be a number of print article and columns, along with broadcast stories about why we should be thankful, and what we should be than...

 

Qualifications, freedoms should be based on substance

Rose Kline’s letters (8/4/16 and 11/17/16) disqualified Donald Trump on points involving words or actions. With much criticism of his words I agree. With much criticism of his motives and actions I find only opinion and emotion, not substance. Our...

 

Candace Mumm deserved to win

What a surprise to learn that Candace Mumm lost the election for Spokane County Commissioner. She was the most qualified, experienced and articulate candidate. Her debate performances demonstrated real thoughtfulness and understanding of issues...

 

Embracing our diversity will help our healing

Abraham Lincoln made this statement on March 4, 1865 at his second inaugural address which was right towards the end of the Civil War in our country: “With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see...

 

StageWest Community Theatre presents holiday radio dramas

StageWest Community Theatre invites you to take a step back in time with them. Back to yesteryear when the family, after dinner, would gather in the living room around the radio to listen to their...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, Nov. 27, at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website or on YouTube at Emmanuel...

 

Yvonne Ann (Hepworth) Chatburn

Yvonne, 98, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away at home in Cheney on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 with loving family in attendance. Yvonne was born on May 29, 1918 to... Full story

 

West Plains Briefs

Cheney Depot Society fundraiser on Dec. 2 Join supporters of the Cheney Depot Society at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, for a prime rib dinner and other festivities at the Marketplace Bakery & Eatery, 1011 First St. A portion of your ticket price will... Full story

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred years ago in November 1916, a new county road was approved from Cheney to Spangle and Rosalia. The road will begin at First and F streets and be improved in six-mile sections starting in the spring. Learn more about our area’s history...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 23, 2006 Cheney Police Chief Jeff Sale decided that rather than going over budget numbers for the City Council, he would let those numbers speak for themselves. Sale wanted to add two more officers to help the department keep pace...

 

Slightly West this weekend

This piece (center) of dreamscape-style fused glass by artist Amana Nova on display at the Cheney Library will be part of the selection of works by 21 artists at the seventh annual Slightly West of...

 

Eagles are 'Sky kings once again

Kendrick Bourne was finally able to forget the four other passes that he was not able to get his hands on last Friday. Because the one grab the Portland native did make from 10 yards out proved to be...

 

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