Articles from the May 9, 2013 edition

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 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    May 9, 2013

Lost in the service to country

Last Friday, May 3, three airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base perished in the crash of a KC-135 aircraft near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan. Capt. Mark T. Voss, 27, of Boerne, Texas; Capt. Victoria A. Pinckn...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 9, 2013

Cool dogs

Marty, left, and Beans, right, are styling in suddenly seasonal eyewear while their owner, Nancy Drinkard of Medical Lake, pulls through the drive-up at Cheney’s Starbucks to order something cool...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 9, 2013

Mayfest returns

A group of business owners have teamed up to revive an off-and-on Cheney springtime celebration last held three years ago. Mayfest 2013 will take place this Saturday, May 11, from 1-9 p.m. in downtown Cheney, with area businesses providing food,...

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    May 9, 2013

Spokane Tribe study finds no impact to Fairchild

A new private study released last week concluded that the Spokane Tribe Economic Project (STEP) wouldn’t have an impact on Fairchild Air Force Base. Madison Government Affairs, based out of Washington, D.C., produced the study, which was funded by...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    May 9, 2013

Another deadline passes on Myer's Fish Lake property

A 45-day deadline to clean up their property at Fish Lake passed May 1 for Michael and Dennis Myers. So now what? “They’ve pled guilty to a couple of misdemeanor charges for failing to clean up th...

 Front Page    May 9, 2013

MLHS boosters golf tourney

The ninth annual Cardinal Golf Scramble benefiting the Medical Lake High School Booster club is Saturday June 1 at the Fairways Golf Course. The tournament features an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start with five-person teams. Entry fees are $65 person,...

 News    May 9, 2013

Unchained and open

Jarms Hardware owners Charlene and Tom Jarms cut a chain with bolt cutters, instead of a ribbon with scissors, signifying the reopening of the long-time Cheney hardward store as an Ace affiliate...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 9, 2013

Filling children's needs in Cheney

Jackie Straley has had a dream about owning a business – a dream that will become a reality this Saturday. Trendy Tots, a children’s resale boutique, opens May 11 at 108 College Ave. in downtown...

 News    May 9, 2013

Three injured in SR 902/Craig Road crash

A two-car accident on SR 902 sent three Reardan residents to the hospital Thursday afternoon. According to a Washington State Patrol accident report, about 5:48 p.m. a 2010 Buick Lucerne driven by Four Lakes resident Wesley Stone, 79, was northbound...

 News    May 9, 2013

EWU's Books2Eat returns May 22

Calling all cakes and edible confections. It’s time for Books2Eat, the annual edible book festival sponsored by the Eastern Washington University’s JFK Library and volunteer friends of the library. The all-you-can-eat event takes place 1-4 p.m....

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    May 9, 2013

Digging in Turnbull's dirt part of foreign exchange experience

Part of the foreign exchange student experience is just that – experiencing as many different aspects of life in the host country as possible. For Cheney High School exchange students Taisiya...

 Education    May 9, 2013

CHS names March students of the month

Cheney High School has released its Student of the Month selections for March. The list of students is as follows by department and student name: Agriculture, Katie Miller; art, Kelsey Lersbak;... Full story

 Opinion    May 9, 2013

Neutering our state's language taking away from more important things

Goodbye penmanship. While the study of how to properly craft the written word on paper with a pen or pencil – now to be known as handwriting – has been largely a thing of the past in our schools for years, the word itself will no longer exist –...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    May 9, 2013

Sometimes you'd like something a little less serious in crime reporting

Some may disagree, but crime reporting in Cheney, Airway Heights and Medical Lake really is kind of “blah.” It’s got to be a sign of a jurisdiction’s size. First, to have police reports in the first place, even if on a weekly basis. Spokane...

 By Ben Shapiro    Opinion    May 9, 2013

Will tyranny ever come to America?

By Ben Shapiro Columnist Last week, President Obama traveled to Ohio to speak at the Ohio State University commencement. There, he trotted out his new favorite line of attack against Second Amendment advocates: He said it is unpatriotic to believe in...

 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    May 9, 2013

The continuing adventures of Tyler Grange

We left Tyler Grange degree team last week marching smartly, turning corners with precision. In 1947 they chose Evelyn Franseen as their queen candidate for the Cheney Chamber of Commerce May Day...

 Neighborhood    May 9, 2013


Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to join us this Sunday, May 12, to celebrate the Seventh Sunday of Easter. Christian education classes for grade school children through adults begin at 9 a.m. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by fellowsh...

 Neighborhood    May 9, 2013

Looking Back

10 Years Ago May 15, 2003 Six Cheney high school students, all 14 and 15 years-old, were cited for being involved in a Fight Club, violating the city’s municipal code. At least two Airway Heights city government officials, Mayor Dale Perry and...

 By Dr E KIRSTEN PETERS    Neighborhood    May 9, 2013

The smoking gun pointing to large extinctions

As any child can tell you, the Mesozoic Era ends with the extinction of the dinosaurs. Most geologists think the cause of that extinction was the impact of an enormous meteorite that hit the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. As the theory goes, the...

 Obituaries    May 9, 2013

Sherri Dawn Lamb

Sherri Dawn Lamb, age 49, passed away unexpectedly May 2, 2013 in her home in Cheney, Wash. She was born in Stanford, Conn. to Craig John Reynolds and Eileen Virginia West; brother, Craig Scott... Full story

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 9, 2013

Medical Lake wraps up NEA title, top playoff seed

The emotions of a between-games Senior Day recognition ceremony may have gotten to Adam Paulson, but few Riverside batters did last Friday. Paulson, a four-year letter winner at Medical Lake in...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 9, 2013

Lady Hawks enter playoffs winners of three of their last four

With the Great Northern League’s No. 5 seed secured and no chances of moving up, the Cheney girls softball team on paper didn’t have much to play for Saturday against last place Pullman – other than head coach Gary Blake’s appeal to end...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 9, 2013

Blackhawks beat heat, opponents' intensity to win District 7 crown

A hat trick by junior Ian Schmandel helped power the Cheney boys’ soccer team past East Valley 4-1 and to their second consecutive District 7 title in 80-degree temperatures Tuesday, earning them a...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 9, 2013

Medical Lake girls' golf end up tops in NEA

The Medical Lake girls’ golf team is in a place they have not been before, or at least for some time. The Cardinals sit on top of the Northeast A League standings as regular season champions at a perfect 5-0 with four golfers in the league’s...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    May 9, 2013

ML girls on roll headed into district tennis play

The Medical Lake girls’ tennis team will carry a 7-1 Northeast A League record and a shared championship with Chewelah into district competition beginning Friday and continuing Saturday at Mead High School. The Cardinals finished the regular...


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