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 By Al Stover    Front Page    June 1, 2017

Second STEP opponent files

The Spokane County Board of Commissioners have been longtime opponents of the Spokane Tribal Economic Project (STEP), and now it appears they are taking the battle to the court room. The commissioners approved a resolution to file a lawsuit against t...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 1, 2017

Six wells still contain chemicals

After the first round of flushing its water system, six of Airway Heights' wells are still over the Environmental Protection Agenciy's perfluoro chemicals advisory levels of 70 parts per trillion....

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 1, 2017

Paying respects

Chief Warrant Officer Marine Chaplain Grant Maassen salutes the grave of a veteran interred at the Medical Lake Cemetery as a family looks on during Memorial Day ceremonies on Mond...

 

Creating easier navigation of city services

Most Cheney residents who are internet savvy will likely have noticed something new about the city’s website — and that is that it’s new. Or at least revamped, something City Administrator Mark Schuller said he and Mayor Tom Trulove have...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 1, 2017

ML Planning Commission discusses nonconforming use

The subject of nonconforming use took up most of the May 25 Medical Lake Planning Commission meeting. City Administrator Doug Ross brought a copy of the city’s municipal code chapter on nonconforming use and requested the commission consider...

 

Book program misidentified

Due to incorrect information, it was stated in a photo cut line in the May 25 issue of the Cheney Free Press that Cheney Federal Credit Union donated books to Sunset Elementary School students through a grant called First Book. The books, which...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 1, 2017

Candidate filings reveal changes on the West Plains

When the dust settles later this year, West Plains voters stand to see some changes to the occupants of their elected panels. With the close of candidate filing on May 19, 32 individuals had stepped up to run for 22 positions on upcoming ballots,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 1, 2017

Clean Sweep numbers down in Cheney

Overall tonnage for this year’s Cheney Clean Sweep was the lowest it has been since records have been available. Information presented by Cheney Public Works Director Todd Ableman to the City Council at its May 23 meeting indicated 10.15 tons of...

 

Legion of pancakes

The Cheney American Legion was one of two veterans groups to step in and sponsor Memorial Day events this year. The Legion hosted the traditional breakfast Monday morning at its location on College...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    June 1, 2017

Blackhawk boys share 2A state track and field title

Almost 60 hours later, Cheney High boys track and field head coach Derek Slaughter still couldn't believe it. "It's surreal," Slaughter said Tuesday afternoon about his Blackhawk boys accomplishments...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 1, 2017

ML's Rolan blazes to twin victories at state meet

Medical Lake won a few battles, but not even close to the war at last week's state 1A track championships at Eastern Washington University's Roos Field. For a lot of reasons - the biggest being a pure...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 1, 2017

Cheney's Calvert finishes 1-2 at state tennis tournament

Bridget Calvert's high school tennis career - and subsequently the Cheney High girls' tennis' team's 2017 campaign - came to an end at the 2A state tournament, May 27. Calvert went 1-2 in the singles...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 1, 2017

Champions shouldn't back down from challengers regardless of drug test

There’s kind of that unwritten rule in combat sports that a world champion should be ready to defend their title against all challengers. So it’s been a surprise to many fans that UFC women’s featherweight titleholder Germaine de Randamie has...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 1, 2017

Medical Lake's Ray motivated for 2018 season by state play

Medical Lake's Noah Ray concluded his trip to the state 1A tennis tournament in Yakima with a 1-2 record and accolades from the Cardinal coaches who watched him play in 2017. Ray, a junior, lost his...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 1, 2017

Cheney golf teams wrap up season at 2A championships

The Cheney High boys’ and girls’ golf teams wrapped up the year May 24 at the 2A state tournament. Tyler Koohns, in his second state appearance, and Thomas Baycroft, competing in his first state tournament, both shot a 93 in the first round but d...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL Friday, June 2, Medical Lake hosts Ferris, 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 5, Medical Lake at U-Hi, 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, Cheney at Lewis and...

 

SCSO's tips for vehicle prowling prevention

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit is cautioning residents to be aware of potential vehicle prowlings. According to a news release, vehicle prowls can happen when a driver is a few minutes away from their vehicle. Deputies...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY May 22 Nicole A. Trambitas, 25, was arrested on the 100 block of West First Street for first-degree robbery. Fourth-degree assault was reported on the 700 block of Chestnut Street. Annoying/obscene phone calls were reported on the zero hundred...

 

Cheney Middle School art inspired by local hills

Cheney Middle School students finally learned last Friday what the collection of tubing and chains was hanging from the walls of the school's multipurpose room. Students participated in a question...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 1, 2017

Gray and Scharff selected as FFA state officers

Cheney's Kelci Scharff and Medical Lake's Mollee Gray have been heavily involved in their respective high school's Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters over the last four years. Although they...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 1, 2017

Medical Lake's Dormaier becomes 300th 'Teacher of the Month'

Medical Lake Middle School teacher David Dormaier recently became a member of an illustrious group - the KHQ/Eastern Washington University Teacher of the Month. Dormaier, who teaches English/Language...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 1, 2017

Medical Lake School District purchases new buses dical Lake

The Medical Lake School District will have several new additions to its bus fleet next year. During its May 23 meeting, the school board of directors approved an order to purchase five propane powered 72-passenger buses for $610,000. These buses...

 
 By BONNIE MAGER    Opinion    June 1, 2017

The Cheney Depot Society is rolling along

The weather is heating up and so are the plans to move the Cheney Train Depot to a new home on First Street. It has been a long winter, but just as with Mother Nature, preparations for spring and summer have been going on during the gray days and sno...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    June 1, 2017

Class of 2017 - get out and meet new people

It’s June and for many of us it’s graduation season. I don’t need to talk about what a big accomplishment it is for a high school senior to walk across the stage to acquire their diploma and begin the next stage of their lives. Many high...

 

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