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Articles from the May 17, 2007 edition

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 Front Page    May 17, 2007

Cheney sues to get fire hydrants in development

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The city of Cheney is proceeding with a civil suit against Myers Mobile Home Park owner Thomas E. Myers, alleging he has failed to comply with an order to install three fire hydrants at his development along West First... Full story

 
 Front Page    May 17, 2007

Pathways grants offered for improvements

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Cheney's Pathways to Progress has restarted a program to provide funding for downtown business owners who would like to fix up their storefronts, but don't have the money to do so. The Façade Enhancement Grant Program was...

 
 Education    May 17, 2007

Cheney School District passes state auditor review with minor corrections

By CARA LORELLO Staff Reporter Cheney Public Schools received a letter from the state Auditor's Office following the district's April 24 review for the time period between Sept. 1 2004 and Aug. 31, 2006, citing over reporting of Full Time Equivalent... Full story

 
 Education    May 17, 2007

Hallett Elementary to hold first-annual Wow Now ‘Fund' Run

By CARA LORELLO Staff Reporter Say goodbye to the usual candy and catalogue fundraiser sales, because this year, Hallett Elementary is running for its money. On the afternoon of May 24, students in grades four through six will take part in a... Full story

 
 Front Page    May 17, 2007

State budget benefits West Plains – for now

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Even with concerns about spending outpacing revenues, all three Ninth District legislators admit the 2007 Legislative session concluded last month was a good one for Eastern Washington overall, and the West Plains area in...

 
 Opinion    May 17, 2007

Letters to the Editor

Thank you to those who make Cheney baseball possible On behalf of the Cheney Baseball Association, a huge thank you goes to the many volunteers who spent Saturday, April 28, flipping pancakes, stirring eggs, roasting ham, and sorting auction items...

 
 Education    May 17, 2007

Cheney Middle School announces third quarter honor roll students (cont.)

The list continues of students recently named to Cheney Middle School's third-quarter honor roll. To make the list, students had to achieve a 3.0 grade-point average: Seventh grade 3.6: Roman Harner, Erica Orth-Storey, Kaitlin Passey, Brooke Stoehr,...

 
 Front Page    May 17, 2007

Cheney, EWU join for cultural diversity festival

By CARA LORELLO Staff Reporter This Saturday, May 19, the Cheney community will be host to a new kind of event where foreign tradition meets local curiosity. It's something local university and city organizers are hoping will be the start of a new...

 
 Opinion    May 17, 2007

Letters to the Editor

Thank you to those who make Cheney baseball possible On behalf of the Cheney Baseball Association, a huge thank you goes to the many volunteers who spent Saturday, April 28, flipping pancakes, stirring eggs, roasting ham, and sorting auction items...

 
 By Mike Huffman    Opinion    May 17, 2007

Write to the Point- This ain't the summer of love

This ain't the Garden of Eden There ain't no angels above And things ain't like what they used to be And this ain't the summer of love  Blue Oyster Cult Like all good fans of rock ‘n' roll, I have my requisite copy of The Beatles' “Sgt....

 
 Sports    May 17, 2007

Lady Cards still in playoff hunt

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The Medical Lake softball team kept their state playoff hopes alive by using a little lumber. The fifth-seeded Lady Cards pounded out 10 hits, and overcame three errors to upset third seeded West Valley 7-4 in the loser out...

 
 Opinion    May 17, 2007

Hopefully EWU's diversity will benefit Cheney

Cheney Free Press Editorial In Our Opinion Eastern Washington University has been making a push for diversity since 2002. It's working. More minority groups are gaining recognition on campus. More are interested in visiting campus (there's been an...

 
 News    May 17, 2007

County health board begins search for Thornburn's replacement

By MIKE HUFFMAN Staff Reporter One head, it would appear, is better than two. Now that Spokane Regional Health District board members have agreed to keep the same command structure for the department, a search can begin for a new health officer. That...

 
 Sports    May 17, 2007

Donnerberg to play volleyball for WWCC

By MIKE HUFFMAN Staff Reporter Jenna Donnerberg – a 5-foot-7 senior “defensive specialist” for the Cheney Blackhawks – has announced she will play volleyball this fall for Walla Walla Community College. Donnerberg, who also maintains a 3.62...

 
 Sports    May 17, 2007

Cheney boys finish 8-7

By MIKE HUFFMAN Staff Reporter The Cheney boys finished in the middle of the Great Northern League pack with an 8-7 record and a big 6-1 win over Riverside last week. “It was much better than the first time we played them,” coach Jesse Erickson...

 
 News    May 17, 2007

West Plains Court News

CHENEY Commissioner Pat Warnick Kyle Robert Aiken, fined $5,000 ($4,700 suspended), 365 days jail time (365 suspended) and 24 months probation. Michael Edwin Beacham, fined $1,000 ($750), 90 days jail time (89 suspended) and 24 months probation....

 
 Sports    May 17, 2007

CHS girls tennis team now sends players to districts

By MIKE HUFFMAN Staff Reporter The Cheney girls tennis team finished its mixed inaugural Great Northern League season last week with mixed results, besting Riverside 7-0 but falling 5-2 to Deer Park in a make-up contest. Against the Rams on May 9,...

 
 Sports    May 17, 2007

Lady Cards close out tennis season over Eagles

By NEIL PIERSON Staff Reporter For a team with eight brand-new varsity players, the Medical Lake girls tennis squad is pretty happy with how its Great Northern League season wrapped up. The Lady Cardinals improved their final league mark to 6-8 with... Full story

 
 News    May 17, 2007

West Plains Police News

CHENEY May 10 A theft of a camera was reported on the 200 block of Betz Road. A suspicious circumstance, a neighborhood dispute, was reported on the 300 block of Erie. May 9 A third-degree theft was reported on the 200 block of Washington. Baseball...

 
 Sports    May 17, 2007

Cardinals boys tennis squad ends season 10-2 in GNL

By NEIL PIERSON Staff Reporter Medical Lake's boys tennis team capped off a 10-2 Great Northern League season last Wednesday with a 6-1 victory at West Valley. The Cardinals had few problems in sweeping their season series with the Eagles, taking...

 
 News    May 17, 2007

Artist Cafe cookout benefits charities here and abroad

By JESLYN LEMKE Staff Reporter You've got the band Echolalia strumming out good tunes on the microphone. Festival coordinator Melanie Villa is flitting through the background, pulling strings and making things happen. The sun shines hard. Cheney Mayo...

 
 Sports    May 17, 2007

Four members of the Mountain View Gymnastics Boys Competitive Team – which features local youths – competed at the state boys meet in Lacey, Wash., recently.

Four members of the Mountain View Gymnastics Boys Competitive Team – which features local youths – competed at the state boys meet in Lacey, Wash., recently. The Level 4 team, coached by Michael Freeman, faced over 100 of the best gymnasts in...

 

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