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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 13, 2013

Council renews EWU ad contract

The Cheney City Council agreed to a $10,000 annual renewal of a contract with Eastern Washington University Athletics for advertising of the city’s Light Department at university athletic contests. Light Department director Joe Noland said the...

 Front Page    June 13, 2013

Commencing a new journey

Karen McCormick is all smiles holding tightly to her diploma at Cheney High School’s commencement Friday night....

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    June 13, 2013

Commencing a new journey

Medical Lake High School valedictorian Nik Hofer leads the Class of 2013 to turn their tassels....

 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    June 13, 2013

More than just flights

The recent additions of non-stop flights to major U.S. cities from Spokane – Delta’s straight shot to Los Angeles and being able to connect to Chicago’s Midway Airport via Southwest...

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    June 13, 2013

Cleone's needs volunteers for food distribution

The need for food assistance in Airway Heights is growing, and Cleone’s Closet is helping fill the need. The distribution center, which started operating in March, is struggling to keep up with demand. Volunteers are required to help with the...

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    June 13, 2013

First months as cemetery director go by smoothly for Rudy Lopez

Over the last few months a new, but recognizable face, has been in charge of the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. Rudy Lopez, the former command chief at Fairchild Air Force Base, b...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 13, 2013

Kelsey Cook reverses directions for comedy success

Most comedians spend years touring the hinterlands of dimly lit, smoky, stale-beer smelling small comedy bars before hopefully – and luckily – finding success under the bright lights of Los...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 13, 2013

Cheney commission cancels June meeting

Lack of a quorum forced the cancellation of the June 10 Cheney Planning Commission meeting. Planning administrative secretary Sue Beeman said in an email that several commissioners had sent notifications that they would not be able to attend the mont...

 By JAMES EIK    News    June 13, 2013

Airway Heights planning meeting canceled

The Airway Heights Planning Commission canceled its June meeting due to a lack of quorum. Development Services director Derrick Braaten said the commission’s vice chair, Laura Brown, resigned prior to the meeting and two of the now four-person...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 13, 2013

Spring comes up short of normal precipitation

It may have been a different spring than we’ve been used to experiencing the past few years, but expect another typical summer in the Inland Northwest. That’s the conclusion from Eastern Washington University geography and meteorology professor D...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 13, 2013

Bomb threat clears EWU Fine Arts complex

A bomb threat led to the evacuation of Eastern Washington University’s Fine Arts complex last Wednesday morning, sending some classes into nearby Sutton Park and other outside locations. EWU media...

 News    June 13, 2013

Click it or Ticket and distracted driver patrol results

As a result of recently ended law enforcement emphasis patrols almost 400 drivers in four Northeast Washington counties got an expensive message to buckle up and stay off their cell phones while driving. Extra patrols from agencies in Spokane,...

 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    June 13, 2013

Hammels find rural lifestyle appealing after retirement

John Hammel was employed by the government. He retired and bought 35 head of White Park cattle, a breed from Britain. They are lean animals; grass fed and calm in demeanor. John added another...

 Neighborhood    June 13, 2013


Cheney Community Church Cheney Community Church continues to celebrate its Jubilee year (1963-2013) with a focus on youth ministry for the month of June. The youth group will host a barbecue and bunco game night on Saturday, June 15 at 4 p.m. A fun...

 Neighborhood    June 13, 2013

Herbert G. Sagerser

Herbert G. Sagerser (Sags) Loving husband, father and papa and grandpa, Herb passed away unexpectedly on May 14, 2013 in Spokane, WA. Herb was born on April 12, 1952 to Robert and Ruth Sagerser in... Full story

 Neighborhood    June 13, 2013

John Torno

John Torno was born in Minot N.D. Aug. 7, 1927 to Bert and Alvina Torno. He grew up on a farm in Max, N.D. the oldest of three children. John served in the Army during the Korean War, attended trade s... Full story

 Neighborhood    June 13, 2013

Delbert L. Gilliam

April 7,1935 - June 4, 2013 Delbert was born in Wardner, Idaho on April 6 to Hazel (Randall) and Russell Gilliam. He often talked about rough times growing up especially losing his father in a... Full story

 Neighborhood    June 13, 2013

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 19, 2003 A charter fishing boat capsized off the coast of northern Oregon leaving a Cheney man missing. Barry Sundberg was one of two passengers listed as missing following the 7 a.m. accident near Garibaldi after a 15-foot wave...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 13, 2013

Medical Lake remains hot in AA Legion play

Despite virtually an entire new look on paper, Medical Lake’s AA American Legion baseball team looks much the same on the field so far. Successful. The team that made it to the quarterfinals of the...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 13, 2013

ML's Kasey Kelly living the all-star life in two sports

Normally a serious knee injury can mean the beginning of the end of an athlete’s sports career. Certainly not the slippery slope it appears Medical Lake’s Kasey Kelly has avoided. For a guy who...

 Sports    June 13, 2013

Bill Chaves honored with athletic director of the year award

Eastern Washington University athletics director Bill Chaves has been honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) as one of 28 winners of the Under Armour AD of th...

 Sports    June 13, 2013

Eastern track signs Cheney pair

The Eastern Washington University track and field and cross country teams added some depth to their programs by inking 11 high school athletes and two transfers for the 2013-14 school year, including two Cheney High School athletes, Janessa Day and E...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 13, 2013

Delivering the pitch and a win

Cheney SummerHawks’ pitcher Kyle Kreiger delivers a pitch this past Monday in a 4-0 AA American Legion win at Central Valley....

 Sports    June 13, 2013

Kaufman, Adams, Nelson, Kellerman double winners at 'EeeWoos'

A quartet of student-athletes each won a pair of awards among the 16 handed out at the Fifth Annual “EeeWoos” awards show, which took place June 4 at EWU’s Showalter Auditorium. Women’s basketball player Lexie Nelson, volleyball/track and...

 Sports    June 13, 2013

Minnerly, Kellerman win Big Sky scholar-athlete award

Senior football player Jeff Minnerly and senior volleyball/track and field standout Cora Kellerman have been selected as Eastern Washington University’s recipients of the Big Sky Conference...


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