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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 5, 2017

CHS grad among those killed in Las Vegas

A Cheney High School graduate was one of the 59 people killed in a shooting rampage at a country music concert Sunday night in Las Vegas. Rachael Parker, 33, was among the first of the victims to be...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    October 5, 2017

A bit over budget

At the Oct. 2 Airway Heights City Council meeting, J.C. Kennedy, the parks, recreation and community services director, discussed the options for the future recreation center with the council in regards to the guaranteed maximum price. He said that t...

 
 By Paul Delaney    News    October 5, 2017

Home at last

John Bradburn, state commander of the Washington Veterans of Foreign Wars, delivers remarks in advance of the interment Oct. 3 of the remains of 41 service veterans and two spouses at the Washington...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 5, 2017

Dangerous Cheney dogs caught

City of Cheney and Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) officials believe they have resolved a recent spate of attacks on residents’ cats by a pair of dogs roaming free in the Avalon Place/Golden Hills area in the city’s...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 5, 2017

Manza to challenge Pakuli for Medical Lake council seat

Turned away by less than 10 votes in the Aug. 1 primary in a three-way race for Medical Lake City Council Pos. No. 2, Monica Manza has announced she will challenge John Pakuli for Pos. No. 1 as a write-in candidate in the Nov. 7 general election....

 

Right name, wrong picture

Last week’s Cheney athlete of the week listed Julian Torres as the recipient, but with a pick of Blackhawks cross country runner Sam Steele. While Steele is certainly worthy, the Torres’ correct picture is in this week’s ad in Sport,s page...

 

Brand new 'buddy bench' has home at Hallett

It's not often that the chief operating officer of a notable company has reason to visit Medical Lake. But for Mary Jane Riva, CEO of Pizza Factory, Monday, Oct. 2 offered the perfect reason. The...

 

Cheney High hosts post-high school education planning session

Cheney High School’s counseling department is hosting an important event for juniors and seniors considering post-high school education opportunities. “Plan Now” takes place Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the high school’s...

 

Holding firm

Sunset Elementary School students in the third through fifth-grade engage in a good, old-fashioned tug-of-war during the school's "Fun Run" last Friday morning. Students of all grades got to select...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    October 5, 2017

Parks and recreation offers events for everyone

The West Plains parks and recreation offices have been busy putting together seasonal events until the end of the year for our communities. In Airway Heights, it starts with a new event, “Cooking with Cops,” taking place at Sunset Elementary...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 5, 2017

Cheney council hears parking ordinance

Court and land use issues took center stage at the Sept. 26 Cheney City Council meeting. The council held the first reading of an ordinance that would change parking requirements in the city’s residential zones, which came carrying a recommendation...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 5, 2017

Here's how it works

Chase Wolfe, Joshua Marsh and Lauren Saue-Fletcher, members of the Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers robotics team, take a moment last week to explain to an attendee at Greater Spokane...

 

News briefs

Wiley to help dedicate Cheney Congregational ‘Peace Pole’ Cheney Congregational Church is sponsoring a second “Peace Event” on Sunday, Oct. 8, featuring guest speaker LaRae Wiley of Spokane’s Salish School. This event takes place in the fel...

 

So, these two T-Rex walk into a volleyball game...

Fans at Cheney High School's volleyball game with Clarkston last Thursday got a small throwback experience - to the Jurassic Era as two T-Rex stopped by to cheer on the Lady Blackhawks. School...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Oct. 4, 2007 Medical Lake citizens and local developers clashed over a proposed rezone before members of the Planning Commission during a near three-hour public hearing. The timeline for...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church All are welcome to worship with us at 10 a.m. Sunday at 423 N. Sixth St. Congratulations to the congregation for their donation of $1,618 for hurricane relief. Our congregation will be helping set up and serve at Feed...

 

Cleone's is back

Cleone's Closet had its official grand opening on Monday, Oct. 2. The food bank located at 13114 West Sunset Highway in Airway Heights will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon – 3...

 

Theresa Cavell Mahar

Theresa Cavell Mahar was a free-spirit trapped in a practical body! Born in Tokyo in 1951, she traveled from Asia to Europe and then the United States where she settled in the Pacific Northwest. Her... Full story

 

West Plains Briefs

Cheney coat drive has two weeks left to donate There are just two weeks left to donate to this year’s Cheney community coat drive. New or gently used coats may be dropped off at any area school as well as many local churches and businesses....

 

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 • Oct. 8, Rhythms of Controversy: Songs from... Full story

 

SCLD offering Medicare, retirement planning

Spokane County Library District, in partnership with Spokane Elder Resource Team, announces information and assistance sessions for seniors, those with senior family members and anyone looking toward retirement. Session 1: The Big Picture Argonne...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Opinion    October 5, 2017

We should unite after tragic events in Las Vegas

Here we are again after another mass shooting in the United States with the events that happened in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 1 during a country music festival on the Strip. The whole situation is devastating and there are no answers at this point...

 

New metal collecting machine may clean up contaminated mine waters

There is a new machine being tested in Montana which could decontaminate toxic mine tailings while recovering valuable precious minerals for everyday use. Gold, silver and other metals are essential for our cellphones, computers and electronic...

 

Urgent: Reinstate ban on assault weapons to prevent mass killings

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the over 500 victims and their families of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history last Sunday night in Las Vegas. The mass carnage made that city into what can only be described as a war zone. But our response...

 

Thank you to Medical Lake JROTC for helping at cemetery

The “old” Medical Lake Cemetery on Thorpe road is maintained by volunteers and member donations entirely. On Saturday, Sept. 16, an annual work party was held at the cemetery to prune trees, rake pine needles, clean flower beds, weed whack, mow...

 

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