Articles from the June 5, 2014 edition

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 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    June 5, 2014

Getting out from behind the oak desk

Eastern Washington University presidential candidate Timothy Mescon spoke at a May 29 public forum and, among other things, he shared some of the unique aspects of what has transpired under his...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 5, 2014

Northern orientation

As the weather gets warmer, construction is expected to pick up on Cheney’s newest housing development. Work so far on the 32-acre, 136-unit Harvest Bluff has consisted of moving some earth around along with running a 12-inch water main extension...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 5, 2014

Jelly Belly landing

Pilot Kent Pietsch attempts to land his aircraft on the back of a Jelly Belly truck as it drives across the runway at Fairchild Air Force Base during Skyfest last Saturday....

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 5, 2014

Barron Williamson to leave AH council

The Airway Heights City Council will be saying goodbye to one of their own. Councilman Barron Williamson announced his resignation from the council at the June 2 meeting. Williamson said he accepted a new job in Atlanta. His resignation is...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 5, 2014

Planning Commission explores issues and options for marijuana in Medical Lake

At its May 29 meeting, the Medical Lake Planning Commission continued its discussion to explore options on marijuana production, processing and retail facilities within the city. Medical Lake is currently under a moratorium where the city shall not a...

 Front Page    June 5, 2014

CHS pitching loss incorrect

In the May 29 story on the Cheney High School softball team’s playoff loss at East Valley it was incorrectly reported that pitcher Bailey Towey was given the loss. The official book lists pitcher Julia Boyd with the loss....

 Front Page    June 5, 2014  
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 5, 2014

Cheney pool should open without major repairs

Cheney’s swimming pool is scheduled to open Thursday, June 12, and if all continues to go well, the 50-year-old facility should open without having undergone any significant repairs or overhauls. “No major stuff right now, knock on wood,”...

 News    June 5, 2014

Important Cheney Pool dates

June 2 – Swim lesson registration opens June 12 – Pool opens 1 – 4 p.m. June 16 – Sea Monkeys swim team begins June 16 – Session I swim lessons start June 17 – Evening session I swim lessons start June 23 – Water polo starts June 30...

 By AL STOVER    News    June 5, 2014

Airway Heights to enter contract negotiations with Sunshine

The city of Airway Heights is a step closer into entering a new partnership for solid waste management. Back in March, the city signed an umbrella request for proposal (RFP) with the, municipalities of Millwood, Liberty Lake and Deer Park for solid...

 By AL STOVER    News    June 5, 2014

Airway Heights honors former mayor

The city of Airway Heights honored one its own this past weekend. Last Friday, May 30, was proclaimed as Richard C. Russell Day in honor of the passing of former Airway Heights mayor Richard Russell, 85. In tribute to Russell, current Mayor Patrick...

 News    June 5, 2014

...all the live, long day.

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe construction worker scurries out of the way as a front loader dumps gravel to create a bed around new tracks crossing Cheney-Plaza Road on Monday. BNSF is building six...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    June 5, 2014

And one, two, three, four...

Snowdon Elementary School student Gavin Hobbie practices rhythmic cadence with a fellow classmate during music class last Wednesday. About a dozen West Plains business and civic leaders toured Cheney...

 By AL STOVER    News    June 5, 2014

A festival in the sky

A festival in the sky...

 News    June 5, 2014

West Plains Police News

CHENEY May 27 Domestic-violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 1800 block of Fifth Street. Third-degree theft was reported on the 300 block of North Tenth Street. A laptop was taken from a vehicle. Harassment was reported on the 300 block of... Full story

 News    June 5, 2014

Graduation presents opportunities for criminal element

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate this year’s graduating high school and college seniors. However, with the numerous festivities coming up in the next few weeks, graduates and their loved ones need to be cognizant to...

 News    June 5, 2014

Collision hospitalizes Cheney man

A collision between a car and a fire truck sent a Cheney man to a local hospital with injuries late Monday afternoon. According to a Washington State Patrol press memo, at approximately 2:20 p.m., Mark A. McElrath of Cheney was traveling westbound...

 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    June 5, 2014

Dahl continues the success of Chet's Flowers

Chet’s Flowers and Gifts, the store that’s fun to browse in and enjoy, is 60 years old. For all of us who have known it as simply Chet’s Flowers, Peter Smith told me the original owners were Chet and Bea Johnson. Chet and Bea grew much of...

 Obituaries    June 5, 2014

Jean Ann (Gray) Martin

Jean Ann (Gray) Martin was born Feb 28, 1934 in Lafayette, Ind. to Paul E. and Ida M. Gray. She was raised in Fowler, Ind. and graduated from Fowler High School in 1952. After graduation she attended... Full story

 Obituaries    June 5, 2014

Raymond Charles Schmitt

Raymond Charles Schmitt passed away May 31, 2014.  He was born July 8, 1941 to Otto and Agnes (Pierre) Schmitt of Cheney.  He and his brother and sister were the first set of triplets to survive at... Full story

 Neighborhood    June 5, 2014


Cheney United Church of Christ     Sunday, June 8, will mark the return of pastor Dave, who has been away for the last two Sundays. All members and interested friends are also reminded that there will be a brief congregational meeting this...

 Neighborhood    June 5, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 10, 2004 Former Washington State Patrol investigator Jeff Sale was selected to become the new police chief for the city of Cheney but would not assume those responsibilities until No...

 By Dr. E. KIRSTEN PETERS    Neighborhood    June 5, 2014

Gas or Electric: A tale of two stoves

My elderly aunt recently came into some money. She decided — very generously — to send part of it to each of her nieces and nephews. This gave me the task of choosing how I wanted to spend an unexpected $1,000. I decided to buy a new range for my...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Neighborhood    June 5, 2014

Getting Cheney 'hooked on horsepower'

Jay and Sherrie McNall have been pretty involved the last four years in supporting and organizing the Cheney Junior Rodeo and have annually battled the same recurring question: How to raise money to...

 Neighborhood    June 5, 2014

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • June 6, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0–18 months), community library, 10:30–11:30 a.m. • June 7, Cheney Junior Rodeo Benefit Car Wash, Cheney Trading Company, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. • June 7, Junk in Your Trunk,...


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