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Fisher Building rezone requested

As part of its comprehensive plan review process, city planner Brett Lucas asked Cheney’s Planning Commission to consider answers to three questions for future discussions on land use. Those questions are how much land should the city allocate for...

 

Airway Heights makes land purchase for housing project

The Airway Heights City Council voted unanimously at its March 21 meeting to purchase two parcels, approximately 20 acres, of land to be used for a new housing site as part of the Fairchild Air Force Base Preservation and Community Empowerment...

 

Washington Democrats gather Saturday to pick delegates for Clinton, Sanders

To caucus, or not to caucus, might not necessarily be the question. For many, how to caucus is more accurate. In that regards, the Spokane County Democrats are several steps ahead of the rest of...

 

Milt Priggee returns to the Inland NW

To those who have lived in the area for any length of time, and who might have been readers of Spokane newspapers in the late 1980s and through the 1990s, you may notice the Cheney Free Press recently...

 

Medical Lake pulls the trigger on road grader purchase

The Medical Lake City Council made the city’s purchase of a used road grader official by approving a budget amendment at their March 15 meeting. The $157,614 amendment pays for the grader, a 2008 Caterpillar 140M Motor Grader purchased from dealer...

 

News Briefs

Civility is topic of library series The Spokane County Library District and Humanities Washington invited residents to explore questions on civil discourse and more with a four-part election-year lecture series. Featured guest speakers will explore t...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    March 24, 2016

Pine heating

Steam rises from four piles of wood chips created when a small stand of trees was harvested and chopped up to make way for the Salnave Glen apartment complex at State Route 904 and Presley...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    March 24, 2016

Making contact

Cheney's Tom Davis (right) demonstrates his tapping technique to Dr. Peter Hansen (left) during a March 19 presentation on telegraphy at the Cheney Library. Davis received his telegraphy training at...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 24, 2016

CHS greenhouse under new management

For many years, the greenhouse behind Cheney High School has served primarily as a lab for experiments. Heather McLagan, one of the advisers for the high school's Future Farmers of America chapter,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 24, 2016

Westwood students particpate in local MESA competition

Four Westwood Middle School students - Bethany Fisher, Andres Margraf, Juliane De Los Santos and William Prater - recently participated in the eighth-grade Spokane MESA (Math, Engineering, Science...

 

Eastern's Morley to receive Represenative Timm Ormsby award

Eastern Washington University announced that professor Laurie Morley, Ph.D, is one of five Washington public university faculty to receive the 2016 Representative Timm Ormsby Award for Faculty Citizenship. Sponsored by the Washington Council of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 24, 2016

May 1 is new opening date at Holiday Inn Express

The calendar and weather have combined to delay the planned opening of the newly remodeled Cheney Holiday Inn Express In a December Cheney Free Press story, Debbie Anderson, who along with husband, Br...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 24, 2016

Track crews in final stages of project

Crews from RailWorks are back on the job putting the finishing touches on their work to upgrade nearly seven-miles of track from Cheney to the Geiger Spur. The $7 million project that began in...

 

Fifth-graders score high numbers in Math is Cool competition

Elementary schools from Cheney and Medical Lake competed in the fifth-grade Math is Cool competition, March 18, at Eastern Washington University. The competition began with a 15-minute round of...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 24, 2016

Knowledge is Power

The Medical Lake High School Knowledge Bowl team took second place in the Washington State XXXIV Knowledge Bowl championships, March 19, at Arlington High School. Medical Lake advanced to state after...

 

It's time for a better understanding of the Vietnam War

There’s an effort in place that’s long overdue and will be ongoing over basically the next decade. The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the...

 

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen served 'Our Washington' well

For the last 20 years, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen (D) has served Washington well. Now, he is retiring and leaving the state senate as he found it — a dignified place to debate and enact public policy. Owen, a former convenience store owner in Shelton,...

 

Taxed Enough

Thank you, Cheney Free Press, for highlighting the taxation issue out-of-town residents are having with their city of Cheney utility bills. Like many others, I was surprised to see new taxes of $25 added to my February statement. The ladies at the...

 

Support Sanders March 26

Are you concerned about the number of fires we experienced last summer? Does the number of dangerous, mile-long trains, especially oil trains that come through Cheney blowing their horns and blocking intersections, bother you? Have you noticed that o...

 

McMorris Rodgers truths

It’s time for the truth concerning Cathy McMorris Rodgers.  She is part of the most dysfunctional Congress ever. She is paid $174,000 a year by us to work for the 5th District of Washington state. This is what she has done: voted over 60 times...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 30, 2006 Cheney Superintendent of Schools Mike Dunn will be staying on the job after finding out he did not get a similar job with the Mead School District. Bob Behrens joined the...

 

Churches

Cheney United Church of Christ Cheney UCC members invite you to join us for our Easter Celebrations. Sunrise services will be at 8 a.m. at the Fairview Cemetery, 1530 Salnave Road just west of Cheney. Following that service at approximately 8:30... Full story

 

Marie E. Larson

Our beloved Mother, Ga'ma, Grammie, Marie E. Larson, left us on March 18, 2016 at the age of 89. She joins her mother, Hazel Marie Camp and her husband of 48 years, Lamoyne (Larry) Larson in heaven. M... Full story

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • March 25, Baby Play and Learn Storytime... Full story

 

West Plains BRIEFS

West Plain Easter Egg hunts, Saturday March 26 Area youth will have plenty to choose from when it comes to finding Easter eggs this Saturday. The Cheney Kiwanis are holding their egg hunt at 11 a.m., sharp, at Salnave Park, with 4 – 5 age groups...

 

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