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Articles from the May 1, 2014 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 1, 2014

Local districts feel waiver loss impacts

The impact of Washington’s losing control of federal dollars helping students in the state’s poorest schools will be felt in different ways depending upon the school district, but virtually all educators agree on one thing — helping struggling...

 
 More News    May 1, 2014

Ice Age Flood bus tour, lecture planned for May 9-10

The Ice Age Floods Institute, Cheney-Spokane Chapter is holding their annual spring lecture and field trip this weekend, May 9-10. Friday, Dr. Gene Kiver will speak on “The Case of the Missing Cataract: The Upper Grand Coulee” and will provide...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 1, 2014

Highway 2 resurfacing underway

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will begin the process of resurfacing the pavement on U.S. Highway 2 from Espanola Road to Interstate 90 Monday, May 5. WSDOT awarded the bid for the project to Inland Asphalt Company of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 1, 2014

Rallying cry

West Plains Little League board member Tad Richardson, top center, gathers all the players ages 5-12 together for a call and response cheer of "We are - West Plains" during the league's 11th annual...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 1, 2014

Spokane Conservation District offers improvement aid

The Spokane County Conservation District has a new program to help area ranchers and farmers handle mud and manure issues. The 2014 Livestock and Land Program provide grants, low-interest loans and cost-share rates to landowners to enhance their...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 1, 2014

Medical Lake school board agrees to contract negotiations with Ames

The Medical Lake School District may be a step closer to getting its next superintendent. The MLSD board of directors has agreed to enter into contract negotiations with Tim Ames for the position of the school district’s superintendent. Ames is the...

 
 By KELSEY LAVELLE    More News    May 1, 2014

Sublime, E-Vapor Scents bring 'vaping' to Cheney

When a new business opens in town, it can be very exciting meeting the new owners and seeing what type of products are being offered. When three new businesses of the same type are opening within a month, it is inevitable people perk up their ears...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    May 1, 2014

Planting lesson

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge biologist Mike Rule gives instructions on how to prepare a wire protective plant screen to a group of students from the Center for Cultural Interchange last...

 
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Judge Greg Tripp receives state Judge of the Year Award

SPOKANE – Spokane County announced April 24 that District Court and Cheney Municipal Court Judge Greg Tripp has been named Judge of the Year by the Misdemeanant Corrections Association of...

 
 More News    May 1, 2014

Blackhawk Scramble golf fundraiser registration now open

The annual Blackhawk Scramble golf fundraiser is taking place at the Fairways golf Course Saturday, June 7, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $65, which includes round of golf, cart, door prize and meal. There will be prizes for longest...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 1, 2014

Airway Heights talks waste, equipment and technology

The Airway Heights City Council discussed several items at the April 28 study session. City Manager Albert Tripp presented the Spokane County Solid Waste Disposal Agreement to the council. Tripp said the county sent out a letter to cities saying...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 1, 2014

Planning commission to discuss marijuana moratorium issue

The Medical Lake Planning Commission met for the first time since February, with the main topic of discussion being the preliminary marijuana-zoning moratorium passed by City Council in January. Under the moratorium, the city shall not accept or...

 
 More News    May 1, 2014

Cheney Clean Sweep 2014

Dozens of volunteers fanned out around the city or manned several large item dump points last Saturday during the seventh annual Cheney Clean Sweep. Clockwise from upper left: Eastern Washington...

 
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Cheney firefighters hold Wishing Star fundraiser

Cheney Firefighters Local 1919 is holding a fundraiser to benefit the Wishing Star Foundation’s goal of providing children with hope through uplifting and rejuvenating experiences that help them refocus on the joy of life Saturday, May 10, from 11...

 
 Education    May 1, 2014

Cheney School Board changes meeting time to honor employees

The Cheney School Board has moved the start time of its first regularly scheduled meeting in May. The Wednesday, May 14, meeting at Westwood Middle School will now begin at 6:45 p.m. following the district’s annual Employee Recognition Night,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    May 1, 2014

St. Anne's Catholic Church undergoes remodel

St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Medical Lake went through a makeover these past eight months. According to parish member Jim Patterson, the church’s sacristy floor along the corner of the south and east brick walls had fallen though last August....

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    May 1, 2014

Mike Hennings' dedication to work shines through obstacles

Mike Hennings has quite a reputation as a hard working person, even from his school days. “I grew up in Tyler and on Lance Hill Road,” he said. He lived on a cattle ranch and was a member of 4H and FFA. The family had another ranch in the...

 
 Neighborhood    May 1, 2014

StageWest 'Honestly Now' continues

StageWest Community Theatre's production of Ray Sharkey's "Honestly, Now" continues this weekend with a performance Friday night at 7 p.m., Saturday's dinner theatre at 6 p.m. and a matinee Sunday at...

 
 Neighborhood    May 1, 2014

Shining moment

Cheney Parks and Recreation's fifth annual Shining Stars Theater performed "The Little Mermaid" this past weekend, playing three shows at Cheney Middle School. Over 300 tickets were sold -- 312 to be...

 
 Neighborhood    May 1, 2014

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The third Sunday of Easter will be celebrated at Emmanuel Lutheran Church this Sunday, May 4. All are welcome to worship at 10:30 a.m. Christian education for grade school through adult begins at 9 a.m. Fellowship hour...

 
 Neighborhood    May 1, 2014

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • May 1, Preschool Play and Learn Storytime (ages 3 – 5), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • May 2, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • May 2,...

 
 Neighborhood    May 1, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago May 5, 2004 The ongoing improvements to the streets of Cheney got another $403,000 to fix nearly two miles of roadways, including Second from D to G streets. Medical Lake residents could...

 
 Neighborhood    May 1, 2014

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

On May 1, 1898, the United States military Asiatic Squadron destroyed the Spanish Pacific fleet at Manila Bay in the first battle of the Spanish-American War. A number of young men from our area fought in that conflict. Learn more about our area’s...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    May 1, 2014

Trowbridge and Basinger settle in at Wispies Salon

There are two new faces working at Wispies Beauty Salon at 112 North Jefferson St. in Medical Lake Sharon Basinger has been renting a space and working at Wispies for the past six months while...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 1, 2014

Blackhawks baseball beats Bantams, Stags

The Cheney High School baseball team extended their winning streak to five games after going 3-0 in Great Northern League games this past week. The Blackhawks picked up a 15-3 win over Clarkston, Apri...

 

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