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EWU draws national research event

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Come mid-April, don’t think your calendar is out of sync when the Eastern Washington University campus is buzzing with activity like a fall football weekend. The uptick in visitors will be due to the National...

 

Cheney buys pole trailer

The Cheney City Council conducted a couple financial transactions at its final regular meeting in February. Tuesday night, Feb. 24, the council unanimously approved the sale of a 4,000 square foot piece of property in Golden Hills Phase II Addition o...

 

And I add it to...

Snowdon Elementary School Principal Shawna Fraser explains to third-grade student Shaelynn Lowry some of her cooking uses for basil during an herb planting activity as part of the school's Heart...

 

cheney proposes moving portion of railway along sr 904

Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove believes that if you're going to point out a problem then you should also think about offering a solution. For Trulove and other city officials, the problem is the...

 

Cannonballs away!

Veronica Messing and her son Chase (center) attempt to launch miniature cannonballs at the pirate ship. The Messings were one of several families who attended the Airway Heights Parks and Recreation...

 

Medical Lake City Council continues curbside recycling discussions

Curbside recycling once again took center stage at the Feb. 17 Medical Lake City Council meeting. City Administrator Doug Ross informed the council and everyone in attendance that after calculating the costs, the residents would pay an additional $3...

 

At Cheney Les Schwab, it's Sparky and just Sparky

Walk into Cheney's Les Schwab store and ask for Ferrel Kaminski, and you'll likely get some blank stares from the staff. Walk in and ask for Sparky, and you'll eventually come face to face with a...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    February 26, 2015

Airway Heights City Council approves public defender contracts

The Airway Heights City Council breezed through a quick agenda at its Feb. 17 meeting. The council approved a contract with Joshua Maurer, of Maurer Law, to provide public defender services for $4,000 a month. They also approved a conflict public...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    February 26, 2015

ML Deer Committee prepares for March 28 seminar

At its Feb. 11 meeting, the Medical Lake Citizens Deer Advisory Committee worked out some of the details of their education and public outreach efforts. The committee set March 28 as the tentative date for its education seminar at City Hall. Candace...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    February 26, 2015

Vintage Medical Lake banknote to be auctioned in South Carolina

A small piece of Medical Lake history is going to be sold on the other side of the country. Manifest Auctions, a company based out of Greenville S.C., will be auctioning off a $20 banknote, on Feb....

 

School board celebrates Medical Lake levy passage

The Medical Lake school board was in high spirits at its Feb. 17 meeting after the district’s maintenance and operations renewal levy passed 1,433-768 (65.11 percent). The levy rate will be $2.20 per $1,000 assessed property valuation for the next...

 

Westwood Middle School announces fall quarter honor roll

EIGHTH GRADE 4.0 — Jordan M. Agee, Avienda R. Anderson, Brittney E. Barnes, Jacob H. Berman, Nicolas J. Berman, Crystalee J. Burts, Camden J. Butikofer, Katherine M. Clemens, Alyson J. Dassow, Wyatt C. Ekstrom, Kaitren J. Fisher, Samuel B. Fix,...

 

Sowing and hooping

Snowdon Elementary School second-grade student Morgan Ray plants herbs in her specially prepared pot while fourth-grader Sienna Krizenesky demonstrates her Hula Hoop skills in activities taking place...

 

St. Claire receives Classified Employee of the Year

Betz Elementary School head custodian Cecilia (Cissy) St. Claire has been named the Cheney School District's Classified Employee of the Year and was honored at the school board's Feb. 11 meeting. St....

 

Cheney High School January students of the month

Cheney High School officials have released the list of students named as January Students of the Month. They are Ryan Axtell, language arts, junior; Hailey Bridges, world languages, junior; Joseph Burdick, vocal music, senior; Taylor Calvert,...

 

Medical Lake announces first semester honor roll

Medical Lake High School announced their honor roll for the first semester of the 2014-15 school year. SENIORS Principal’s Honor Roll — 4.0–3.5 Anna Becher, Nikolaj J. Beuchert, Justin L. Brundage, Stephanie T. Burris, Breena M. Cannon,...

 

West Plains Briefs

Java and Jazz fundraiser The Medical Lake middle school and high school jazz bands present “Swingin’ Under the Stars Jazz Band Dance” fundraiser Friday, Feb. 27, at the middle school. There will also be a swing dance demonstration. Admission... Full story

 

U.S. should be silent partner in war against ISIS

Somebody is going to have to cut the cancer out. When it comes down to defining a strategy on how to deal with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or of Iraq and the Levant, depending on your preference, that statement is pretty much it in a...

 

Inslee's carbon fuels folly could halt transportation bill

You had to like that nice Christmas present, and maybe some of the extra cash with gas costing under $1.75 a gallon provided, right? I know my wife and I enjoyed saving about $300 a month from the fuel bills that were nothing short of overwhelming...

 

Johns' proposal is not the answer

Bill Johns has argued that renovations to Cheney High School can be accomplished for $11.65 million. He presented this option to the citizens’ committee, school board and in newspapers.  The truth is that his plan is simply inadequate. While...

 

Voting "no" is not against kids

The notion that the NO vote for the high school bond issue was a vote against kids lacks respect of possible voter wisdom, or more importantly, people’s pocketbooks. In the early 1990’s Cheney school district officials put forth a bond issue to...

 

Students need more space

As I watched the drama performance this past Friday at Eastern’s Showalter Hall, something seemed to be not quite right. Watching my fellow high school students perform very admirably on a stage that wasn’t their own seemed again, not quite...

 

Jongeward helps local non-profit for Eagle Scout award

Cheney resident and local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Boy Scout Troop member, Brock Jongeward earned his Eagle Scout award by helping a local non-profit company. Jongeward was sear...

 

Floyd and Carrie Low's love resulted from an act of determination

Carrie Low said, "When I met Floyd I was 17. Floyd was a senior in high school. He was the only one in his family to graduate from high school. He was determined to get acquainted with me. He found...

 

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • Feb. 27, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Feb. 27, Free AARP Tax-Aide, community library, 12 – 5 p.m. • Feb. 28, The Big Read: Dog Sled Racing/Mushing,”... Full story

 

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