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Seeking West Plains advocate

Citing lack of support for West Plains’ issues, the Cheney City Council has decided to throw its support behind a pair of bills in the state Legislature that would change the government of Spokane County from a three-member board of county...

 

Playin' that ole' timey music

Brown's Mountain Express members Aaron Castilla (mandolin), Marking Harding (upright bass) and Kelly Gogan (banjo) performed such rousing renditions of a number of favorite bluegrass standards that...

 

Cheney High grad receives Polk award

Cheney High School alumna and former Free Press reporter Cara Fitzpatrick has been named a recipient of the prestigious George Polk Awards in Journalism for an education series she helped write as...

 

Planning Commission approves Cheney capital facilities plan

With a prognosticating eye to the future, the Cheney Planning Commission approved a motion to forward the city’s capital facilities plan to the City Council and recommended its approval. Required by state law, the plan is based upon providing...

 

AH commissioners discuss relationship with Cheney School District and facilities

Not always does a meeting need action items to have a good discussion. During commissioner reports on a very light Airway Height Planning Commission meeting agenda Feb. 10, Commissioner Sonny Weathers commented that he had received several emails...

 

Moseley named ML Senior Citizen Volunteer of the Year

"Someone in your community is going to honor you today." Whether it was a line from a fortune cookie or not, it was the opening line of an anonymous letter nominating long-time resident Elisabeth...

 

Support needed for restoration, maintenance of Cheney's historic Sterling-Moorman House

The next time you go to the Cheney Post Office, glance to your right before entering the building. You will see a tidy little white house with a bench in the front yard. This is the Sterling-Moorman H...

 

News Briefs

Cheney Light Department scheduling outages The city of Cheney Light Department is doing system improvement work requiring power disruptions for switching purposes in neighborhoods surrounding Garden Manor Apartments. The area of outages runs from...

 

Cheney Schools roll out facilities planning timeline

At its Feb. 10 meeting, the Cheney school board received an outlook of its community engagement and facilities planning for the year. In the fall the school district used Thoughtexchange, a community engagement tool, to reach out to residents and...

 

ML Circuit Breakers prepare for Stronghold competition

The Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers robotics team is gearing up for the 2016 season. This year the Circuit Breakers, along with others, will compete in FIRST (For Inspiration and...

 

Eastern brings one-day NEW Leadership institute to campus

The Eastern Washington University Women’s Studies Center and Women’s and Gender Studies Program are hosting a one-day NEW Leadership institute at the Cheney campus March 4 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. According a news release, NEW Leadership is...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 18, 2016

Redefine Fitness looks to bridge some gaps

It's more than your average fitness facility so the new name of the Apex Physical Therapy's Redefine Fitness seems to be aptly named. Located in the Apex Wellness Center at 1855 First St., Redefine...

 

Pharmacist Connect offers check-up for meds

As the Pharmacist Connect website notes, they know the importance of a variety of health checkups and measures — mammograms, colonoscopies and vaccines. But spending more than the moments one does with a pharmacist who dispenses a prescription is...

 

Friends of Turnbull to hold annual fundraiser dinner

The 10th annual Wild Refuge Fundraising Dinner and Auction will be held at the Wren Pierson Community Center from 5- 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. This fundraiser is known for its wildlife-related art, fun hotel packages and creative gift baskets....

 

Education Briefs

CHS seniors named Spokane Scholars The following Cheney High School seniors were named Spokane Scholars: Sami Zakrzewski, world languages; Claire Arensmeyer, fine arts; Shayla Payne, science; Georgianna Black, social studies; Hannah Simonsen,...

 

Hallett Elementary honors January award winners

Hallett Elementary School announced its award winners for January. Fairness (PACE) —Mason Hecker, Lucas Williams, Journey Blazovich, Emily Russell, Ashtyn Butterfield, Madison Reynolds, Abigail Hall, Tanna Pedersen, Drew Harper, Isaiah Bowser,...

 

Medical Lake High School announces first semester honor roll

Medical Lake High School announced their honor roll for the first semester of the 2015-16 school year. Seniors President’s Honor Roll (4.0-3.5) Dara Abounorinejad, Kaylee D. Andrews, Nathan V. Braswell, Rikki M. Brynes, Emma L. Davis, Zoe S....

 

Put wheels in motion for new youth voter registration

The keys to future elections in the state of Washington could be in the hands of those who may have just recently earned their drivers license. That is if legislation Secretary of State Kim Wyman is proposing passes, allowing 17-year-olds to pre-regi...

 

Bernie Sanders: a candidate for peace activists

On Feb. 10, 2016, Peace Action — the largest peace organization in the United States — announced its endorsement of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination for President. Peace Action is the descendant of two other mass U.S. peace...

 

The electricty answer is not entirely blowin' in wind

In 1962, songwriter Bob Dylan composed “The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.” It was a Vietnam War protest song suggesting the ambiguous answer to ending war and living in peace and harmony was “blowin’ in the...

 

Serving an LDS mission: a rewarding struggle

In the beginning, Sister Taya Worthen didn't plan to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints. It would mean 18 months of no work, postponing college and paying her...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • Feb. 19, Free AARP Tax-aide, community library, noon – 5 p.m. • Feb. 20, Pancake breakfast, Cheney’s Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 11326, American Legion Hall, 116 College Ave., donations appreciated, 7:30 –10:30 a.m. • Fe... Full story

 

Dale F. Hagel, Sr.

Dale Franklin Hagel, Sr. died peacefully surrounded by family at his home on Feb. 8, 2016 in Spokane, Wash., at 82 years old. Dale is survived by his 11 children and their spouses: Dale Jr. and... Full story

 

Ricky Tyler Petersen

Ricky Tyler Petersen was born April 12, 1996 and passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 5, 2016. This tragic event has left a hole in our hearts and family that we feel almost every second. He brought joy and happiness to everyone he met and his smile... Full story

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Feb. 23, 2006 Proponents of a proposed recreation center at Eastern Washington University was seeking approval of a street vacation for North 10th Street from Elm to Cedar. A grain bin in downtown Cheney collapsed, spilling 65,000...

 

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