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Articles from the May 29, 2014 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 29, 2014

Cheney to revisit solar energy program

Cheney may once again consider getting into the solar energy game. In citizen comments at the City Council’s May 27 meeting, Fish Lake-area resident Jerry Krause asked the city to reconsider its decision several years ago to not take part in a...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 29, 2014

Road woes

Several Medical Lake citizens have become concerned with the increasing amounts of traffic on Brooks Road. Tammy Roberson is one of many Medical Lake residents who live along West Brooks Road. She approached the City Council at the May 20 meeting...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 29, 2014

Cheney-Spokane/U.S. 195 interchange officially opens

It may only be three-fourths complete, but the new interchange at Cheney-Spokane Road and U.S. 195 became officially open at ceremonies last Friday morning. The former at-grade interchange was one of...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Front Page    May 29, 2014

EWU Surplus changes process

The mission of the Eastern Washington University Surplus Sale is changing. After being a place where the university disposed of items they no longer needed or used, the process to acquire these items...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 29, 2014

ML's Brooks Road to receive overlay this summer

The city of Medical Lake is getting ready to roll out some road improvement projects for this year and in 2015. One project that is on the horizon is the asphalt overlay from Brooks Road to Lefevre Street. The city approved a consultant agreement...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 29, 2014

Copper Landing apartment complex open

The Copper Landing apartment complex being built on land west of Hayford Road and south of Northern Quest Resort and Casino is opening this month and tenants are already in the process of moving in. The complex is on nearly 300 acres of land owned...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    May 29, 2014

Outage traced to lucky driver

Somewhere out there is a Systems Transport driver who is lucky to be alive. At least Cheney Light Department Director Joe Noland thinks so. Late last Friday afternoon, Cheney and other nearby areas of the West Plains went dark due to a power outage...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 29, 2014

Medical Lake School District unveils STEM lab

Medical Lake School District looks to share their resources with other schools as they opened their new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics lab at the high schoolschool at an open house,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    May 29, 2014

'Leading Ladies' proves a challenge on CHS small stage

The storyline for the Cheney High School Drama Club's production of "Leading Ladies" is pretty simple: Two hard-luck Shakespearean actors try to claim a portion of an older ailing woman's fortune by p...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Education    May 29, 2014

'Operation Not Forgotten' hopes to make us remember

There are many ways in which we honor the sacrifices made by our veterans over Memorial Day weekend. They generally include special observances at area cemeteries and gatherings at community parks, among others, and are usually staged by veteran’s...

 
 Education    May 29, 2014

Saving lives a pint at a time

Medical Lake High School senior Daniel Stanford lays still as donor services trainer Jodeana Johnson prepares to draw blood from him. Stanford was one of many Medical Lake students who gave blood at...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    May 29, 2014

School board briefed on upcoming Cheney technology needs

When it comes to technology, the Cheney School District is in pretty good shape overall, a couple pressing needs not withstanding. One of those is the high school, which Information Services Department Director Cliff Smelser told the board at its...

 
 Education    May 29, 2014

ML band students compete in state

Five Medical Lake High School band students enjoyed some success at the Washington Solo/Ensemble Contest in Ellensburg. Medical Lake’s Clarinet Quartet — consisting of Ivie Fleur Rabon, Emma Ransom, Alexis Rolan and Stephanie Burris — received...

 
 Education    May 29, 2014

Cheney FCU scholarship recipients

Cheney Federal Credit Union has named Cheney High School graduating seniors Logan Best and Christian “Kit” Foster as recipients of this year’s Smart Start Scholarship recipients. Best plans to attend Washington State University and Foster will...

 
 Calendar    May 29, 2014

West Plains Briefs

Christian Heritage prescreening Christian Heritage School in Edwall is currently scheduling for kindergarten pre-screening testing. Parents interested in having their child tested, can call the school office at (509) 236-2224. At CHS, your child will... Full story

 
 Opinion    May 29, 2014

How long is too long when it comes to a career?

Please rest assured that, no, the summer did not suddenly vanish in the blink of an eye. And no, we’re not in a Labor Day theme about the length of one’s work life. The topic of longevity on the job recently surfaced when the Cheney School...

 
 Opinion    May 29, 2014

Cheney should have accommodations for disabled

Community members have sometimes complained about their brand new clothes being ruined due to the huge puddle of mush that comes around every winter and spring due to rain and snow. The bottoms of pants get soaked along with a strange white line...

 
 Opinion    May 29, 2014

County Commissioners squander tax payer's money

I would like to write about how the County Commissioners have been squandering our taxpayer’s money.  Let’s take a look at what they have been up to over the last few years. 1. $245 million dollars for a new jail, if it passes. 2. $7.5 million d...

 
 Opinion    May 29, 2014

Will Washington keep access to the Internet tax-free?

Only in Washington D.C. can near unanimous agreement on a policy mean there is danger it may not occur. Consider the pending expiration of the ban on Internet access taxes and whether or not Congress will act in time. As reported by the Wall Street J...

 
 Opinion    May 29, 2014

Be mindful of the amount of water you use in a day

As summer draws near, it is important that our community members be mindful of the amount of water we are using. The issue of wasteful water practices is derived from the lack of awareness that some individuals have when it comes to just how much...

 
 More News    May 29, 2014

West Plains Police News

CHENEY May 19 Third-degree theft was reported on the 1200 block of Second Street. A wallet and its contents were taken. Harassment was reported on the 2400 block of First Street. A 14-year-old female was arrested on the 1100 block of First Street...

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    May 29, 2014

Bruce Holloway went from farming to firefighting

Bruce Holloway has been for Spokane County District 3 Fire Chief for 22 years. He did not dream of being a fireman as a small boy. He wanted to be a farmer. As he grew up he worked on other people's ranches and then on his own. Holloway said, "I love...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Neighborhood    May 29, 2014

Turnbull Refuge festival provides something for everyone

If there is a highlight to spring, it might be this weekend’s “Floods, Flowers and Feathers Spring Nature Festival” this Saturday at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The third annual festival, which had over 400 visitors last year on a day re...

 
 By Dr. E. KIRSTEN PETERS    Neighborhood    May 29, 2014

Engineering different ways to make biofuel

When you fill your tank, you likely see a little sticker on the pump saying part of the fuel is ethanol. Ethanol is a biofuel, which means it comes from plants like corn, rather than from fossil fuel — ancient carbon that’s been buried within the...

 
 Neighborhood    May 29, 2014

Engagement annoucement: Shelley/Smithpeter

Doran and Jody Shelley of Brigham City, Utah are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cortney, to Mitchell Smithpeter, son of Ira and Dianna Smithpeter of...

 

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