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Articles from the April 25, 2013 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 25, 2013

Council seeks impact fee bill veto

Cheney’s City Council unanimously agreed to sign a letter from the Association of Washington Cities asking Gov. Jay Inslee to veto a bill that would change how local governments collect development impact fees – fees necessary in many cases to he...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    April 25, 2013

Growing a little clout

For the past 10 years, Airway Heights has been one of only a few thousand cities in the United States to receive a Tree City USA award. To make it 10 years in a row, however, carries some clout with it. J.C. Kennedy, parks, recreation and community...

 
 Front Page    April 25, 2013

Scouting for debris

Members of Cheney’s Boy Scout troop and Cub Scout pack 356 look for items to pick up along Fred Johns Way in the Commerce and Industrial Park during Cheney’s annual Clean Sweep last Saturday....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 25, 2013

Cheney police benefit from regional task force

When Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich asked the Cheney Police Department to join the newly created regional Property Crime Task Force, Police Chief John Hensley knew the reason for joining wasn’t because of problems. “We’re involved in...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 25, 2013

Gone Green

The Cheney Middle School Pathways clsss posses with the flag it received in recognition for efforts to get the school certified as a Washington Green School. Through composting and recycling efforts...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    April 25, 2013

Medical Lake approves first talks on JLUS

In a 5-1 vote, the Medical Lake City Council agreed to move forward with discussions regarding Spokane County’s Joint Land Use Study and its potential implementation in the city limits. The vote was scheduled to take place at its meeting earlier...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Sports    April 25, 2013

Cheney girls' tennis continues to grow with favorable schedule ahead

Ending a string of tough scheduling, the Cheney girls’ tennis team is coming off a few close losses. But, easier opportunities are right around the corner. Losses to Pullman, East Valley, Colville and West Valley left a sting, but the team has...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Sports    April 25, 2013

Mixed week for Cheney boys' tennis

The Cheney High School boys’ tennis team had its shares of ups and downs last week, having mixed results. Against North Central, the team won 5-2, facing some tough competition along the way. “It was a really solid victory for us,” head coach...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 25, 2013

Brown, Clark set new CHS track marks

The Cheney girls’ track and field team experienced an historic moment last Thursday as a pair of school records were set – Chae Brown in the triple jump at 37 feet, 7 inches and Erin Clark in the pole vault at 11-06. That was on the shiny side...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 25, 2013

Freebies cost Cheney key league games

In baseball, free passes almost always come back to haunt a team. That was true for the Blackhawks as walks and inopportune mistakes led to an 8-5 home loss to Clarkston last Tuesday and a 4-3 loss Saturday in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Deer...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 25, 2013

Inexperienced Blackhawk boys battle in track and field arena

Despite being down in numbers, Cheney High boys track and field head coach Todd Hering said the 2013 Blackhawks have very good individual performers and a group of inexperienced athletes that are “knocking on the door” with some promise as the...

 
 Education    April 25, 2013

Westwood Middle School students of the month

Cheney School District’s Westwood Middle School has released its Students of the Month selections for February (left) and March (bottom) 2013. The following is a list of students receiving the...

 
 Education    April 25, 2013

Cheney Middle School names honor roll students

Cheney Middle School as released its third quarter honor roll for the 2012-2013 school year. Students are listed below. 6th Grade 4.0 GPA - Melissa Aris, Tiffany Bennett, Abigail Blazon, Angela Borodin, Karyn Capaul, Sophia Grose, Rachel Hove, Paige...

 
 Education    April 25, 2013

Medical Lake Middle School April Students of the Month

Back row (left to right): Alex Steinmetz, Kyle Thompson and Andrew Clutter. Front row (left to right): Nathan Yoder, Molly Rosenbeck and Belen Armendarez...

 
 Education    April 25, 2013

Six CHS students receive Spokane Scholar award

Six Cheney High School students were among the 141 seniors from public and private Spokane-area schools honored Monday night at the 21st annual Spokane Scholars Foundation Banquet held at the Spokane...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Education    April 25, 2013

MLHS stage reborn with 'Earnest' production

A showcase of student talent was on display at Medical Lake High School last weekend. Senior Janine Warrington served as the creative force behind an abridged version of Oscar Wilde’s “The...

 
 Opinion    April 25, 2013

Ice Age Floods Trail tourism could benefit region

In 2009 the Ice Age Floods Geologic Trail became reality through the federal Omnibus Public Land Management Act. The Act gave responsibility for overseeing creation of the trail, which stretches from northwestern Montana through North Idaho, Eastern...

 
 Opinion    April 25, 2013

Bi-Mart hasn't enhanced creek

I don’t know Edward Tompson but I could give him a big hug.  Yes, I went to all those planning commission meetings and heard the same plans for the creek. I thought Bi-Mart’s building permit was a temporary permit allowed if the approved plan...

 
 Opinion    April 25, 2013

Be sensible with animal limits

The article “Contemplating a Community Farm,” in The Cheney Free Press of April 18, states, “A proposed addition to Cheney’s zoning codes might make it easier for individuals to keep and raise farm animals and bees within city limits.”...

 
 By David Harsanyi    Opinion    April 25, 2013

Who cares what the majority wants on guns?

President Barack Obama has been struggling to wrap his head around the “unimaginable” idea that Congress may “defy” the American people and stop a vote on a gun control package compromise. The notion, he says, resists the “overwhelming...

 
 By David Sirota    Opinion    April 25, 2013

Learning the value of silence

Can you hear yourself think? Can you manage more than bursts of confusion and anger? Can you feel your own humanity anymore? I’ll admit it — I’ve had trouble this week, too. After an explosion like the one in Boston, it is indeed hard to hear...

 
 Opinion    April 25, 2013

Shining Star performance is appreciated

Kudos goes to Lavertta Lawrence and her Shining Star Theatre Ensemble. My husband and I thoroughly appreciate the two hours we enjoyed watching “Peter Pan” on Saturday evening at Cheney Middle School. The production was well done, clearly a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 25, 2013

McDowell no-hits Clarkston, Lady Hawks move into fourth

Cheney High’s softball team played perhaps their best overall game last Tuesday in a 10-0 win over visiting Clarkston. Megan McDowell hurled a no-hitter against the Bantams, allowing just three walk...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 25, 2013

Blackhawks face challenges in wins over Spokane Valley schools

Last week’s contests on the pitch at East Valley and West Valley finally gave the Cheney High boys soccer team something they needed – a challenge. The Blackhawks faced a physical second-place...

 
 Sports    April 25, 2013

Big defensive plays dominate EWU scrimmage

There were big plays all around for the Eagle defense, and a whole lot of tackles by senior All-America linebacker Ronnie Hamlin. Hamlin had 11 tackles, a sack and returned an interception for a touchdown to set the tone early for the Eastern...

 

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