Articles from the May 8, 2014 edition

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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 8, 2014

Holy and Baumgartner stop in Cheney

State legislative 6th District Rep. Jeff Holy (R-Cheney) and Sen. Mike Baumgartner (R-Spokane) spoke and took questions at a town hall meeting at Wren Pierson Community Center, April 30. Holy explained his interest is economic development. He said...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 8, 2014

Internet 101 for parents

It’s a rare individual that can hold a teenager’s attention so well they forget about checking their phones for texts or emails. Let alone a roomful of 40 such teens. Personal protection specialist and 28-year law enforcement member Darren Laur...

 By Al Stover    Front Page    May 8, 2014

Fairchild dedicates monument to Shell 77 aircrew

A dedication ceremony was held at Fairchild Air Force Base's Memorial Grove Park, May 3, to honor the lives and celebrate the accomplishments of, Capt. Mark "Tyler" Voss, 27; Capt. Victoria "Tory" Pin...

 News    May 8, 2014

Turnbull spring planting party Saturday

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge and Spokane Audubon Society are hosting a community work party Saturday, May 10. Everyone is welcome. To assist the refuge staff with event planning, groups are encouraged to call and register in advance. The refuge...

 By Al Stover    News    May 8, 2014

Kindling athletic fire

Police Chief John Hensley (right) carried the Special Olympics Torch into Roos Field, during the opening ceremonies of the East Region Spring Games at Eastern Washington University, May 3. Hensley handed the torch to athlete Roger Entman (left), who...

 News    May 8, 2014

Peterson benefit Monday

There will be a benefit concert Monday, May 12 for Medical Lake Middle School teacher and cancer patient Heidi Peterson. The benefit takes place at the middle school from 6-7:30 p.m. and features ventriloquist Jerry Breedan. Call (509) 434-9293 for...

 Neighborhood    May 8, 2014

'Love Your Lake' at Medical Lake Waterfront

Spokane County Library District invites the public to celebrate the natural beauty and joys of Medical Lake with the community event, “Love Your Lake,” at Waterfront Park on Saturday, May 10, from noon-4 p.m.  “Love Your Lake” takes...

 Neighborhood    May 8, 2014

Annual Ice Age Flood events this weekend

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...

 Neighborhood    May 8, 2014

Team Keepin' it Moving

Several members of the West Plains Relay For Life "Team Keepin' it Moving," attended the 12th annual "Jessica's Help Whip Cancer Bunco Fundraiser" at the Jensen Youth Memorial Ranch. Proceeds from...

 Neighborhood    May 8, 2014


Cheney Church of Christ Beautiful plants — flowers or vegetables — make great Mother’s Day gifts. Mark your calendars for the annual UCC plant sale Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to noon. This sale features loads of annuals and vegetable starts,...

 By Al Stover    Neighborhood    May 8, 2014

The Lawrences

Jeff and Jan Lawrence hold up their certificates and badges they received at the May 5 West Plains Beekeepers Association meeting. The Lawrences completed the beginning beekeeping classes in March...

 Calendar    May 8, 2014

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • May 8, Preschool Play and Learn Storytime (ages 3 – 5), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • May 9, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. •  May 9,... Full story

 Neighborhood    May 8, 2014

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

One hundred years ago this month, President Woodrow Wilson declared the first Mother’s Day as a day for citizens to show flags in honor of mothers whose sons had died in war. In a very short time commercial interests changed the holiday into one...

 Obituaries    May 8, 2014

Steven McLean Gibson

Steven McLean Gibson, 65, lifelong Cheney resident, died April 24. His family held a private ceremony at the Spokane Memorial Cemetery where he was laid to rest near his parents, John and Evelyn Gibson. He is survived by his sister, Cindy Bruce of... Full story

 Neighborhood    May 8, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago May 13, 2004 An event named the Cheney Summit convened to discuss a number of issues important to the community, including finding a way to bring "new money" into the community. Medical...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 8, 2014

'Hawks blitz 'Hounds, win third straight GNL title

Typically, rematches with title implications are much closer affairs. In the boys soccer showdown Tuesday with Great Northern League-leading Cheney and second-place upset minded Pullman - not so...

 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 8, 2014

Special Olympics bring out the best in others

There are some sights in sports that just melt your heart. This weekend the stands at Roos Field were packed — not with passionate Eagles fans, but instead with family and friends who made the journey to Cheney to watch their loved ones compete in...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 8, 2014

Cards earn second round playoff game

Medical Lake will get their chance to see if they can alter the old adage of "three being the charm" and make that magic number, four. With the Cardinals' 3-1 first-round loser out district playoff...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 8, 2014

Blackhawks compete in third league meet, Riverside Invitational

The Cheney girls’ track and field team notched a pair of wins in Great Northern League competition last Thursday at West Valley. The Blackhawks blew past both Colville, 103-45, and the host Eagles, 107-41. The Cheney boys dropped both their meets,...

 Sports    May 8, 2014

Pease wins at Strandberg

Senior Kinsey Pease tossed the javelin 110 feet, 3 inches to capture first in the event at the Strandberg Relays Saturday at Central Valley High School. Pease was the only Blackhawk entered in the meet, and currently ranks third in state among 2A...

 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 8, 2014

Cheney loses to WV, Clarkston, competes in I.E. tourney

The Cheney High boys’ tennis team hit a couple of rough spots this past week. The Blackhawks dropped a 6-1 decision to the West Valley Eagles in a Great Northern League match, April 29. Luke Huguenin won his first singles match of the season as he...

 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 8, 2014

Girls' golf takes second in GNL match, boys finish fourth

The Cheney High boys’ and girls’ golf teams continued to make strides in league competition this past week. The girls’ team bounced back to take second place with a score of 560 points at the third Great Northern League match April 29....

 Sports    May 8, 2014

Sports Week

BASEBALL Saturday, May 10, Cheney at Pullman (2), noon. Medical Lake at Riverside (2) Noon. Tuesday, May 13, Great Northern district playoffs, teams and locations TBD. 1A Bi-Districts at Moses Lake, teams, times TBA. Thursday, May 15, Great Northern... Full story

 Sports    May 8, 2014

Sports Briefs

Kreiger signs with Puget Sound Cheney High School’s Kyle Krieger has signed a letter of Intent to attend University of Puget Sound in Tacoma to play football for the 2014-2015 school year. Krieger maintains a 3.8 grade point average. He was...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 8, 2014

Lady Hawks all but assured of No. 4 seed to district softball

The Cheney High softball team split its pair of games last week, losing 6-4 at East Valley in Great Northern League action Tuesday and rallying for an 8-7 win in non-league play over Idaho’s Lakeland Thursday. If head coach Gary Blake had his way,...


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