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Articles from the June 19, 2014 edition

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 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    June 19, 2014

Mary Cullinan named EWU president

The first woman president in the 132-year history of Eastern Washington University is set to take over her new job Aug. 1. Dr. Mary Cullinan, Ph.D, currently serving as the President of Southern Orego...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 19, 2014

ML council briefed on disasters

The June 17 Medical Lake City Council meeting was highlighted with a presentation from the Spokane County Department of Emergency Management. Ed Lewis, former Spokane County District 4 Fire Chief and current deputy director of emergency management,...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Front Page    June 19, 2014

Liquid sun screen

Cold, gray and drizzling weather brought out the bumbershoots last Saturday during Eastern Washington University's morning commencement exercise. Eastern had 2,682 undergraduates and 598 graduate...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 19, 2014

Highlighting Cheney's historical high points

At one point in time in the early to mid-1900s, Cheney had a business that accounted for one-third of all the cheese produced in Washington, another that shipped a locally invented product around the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 19, 2014

Airway Heights adopts six-year transportation improvement plan

Airway Heights had a glimpse into some of the projects that will be their annual six-year transportation improvement plan for 2015-2020. Public Works director Kelly Williquette presented the plan during a public hearing at the June 16 City Council...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Education    June 19, 2014

Grant designed to help students become college-ready

Improving the path to and through college is the goal of how a nearly $150,000 College Spark Grant that Eastern Washington University has received will be utilized. EWU will partner with Community Colleges of Spokane and K-12 school districts in the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    June 19, 2014

Airway Heights Parks and Recreation continues free summer meals

Although school is out for the summer, children will have a chance to get free meals during the summer. Airway Heights Parks and Recreation is once again offering free meals at the community center, for children 18 years of age and younger, Monday...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    June 19, 2014

Eastern Washington University student killed in Cheney accident

One Eastern Washington University student was pronounced dead following a motor vehicle accident at Sutton Park, Tuesday morning, at 1:45 a.m. According to reports, the deceased student was Adam O. Morales, 21, from Grandview, Wash. Cheney Police...

 
 More News    June 19, 2014

Residents urged to participate in three community needs surveys

SPOKANE COUNTY — Spokane County’s Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department is asking Spokane County citizens to take a few minutes and complete three Community Needs Surveys by the end of July. The completed surveys will...

 
 More News    June 19, 2014

West Plains Police News

CHENEY June 9 An abandoned vehicle was reported on the zero hundred block of Washington Street on April 29. On June 9, the silver, 1999 Mercury Cougar was impounded. June 10 Third-degree malicious mischief was reported on the 200 block of South...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    June 19, 2014

Johnny Palmer plays with passion

Here is Johnny Palmer, a boy who likes to set a goal and reach it. He knows the satisfaction of working hard for something worth having. At 9 years old, Johnny Palmer, son of John and Natascha...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Neighborhood    June 19, 2014

Cheney's Scott Tobin named Special Olympics Athlete of the Year

Cheney's Scott Tobin has been the recipient of numerous honors over the years, but the latest might be the most special. Tobin has been named the Special Olympics Washington 2014 Athlete of the Year,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    June 19, 2014

Adams continues family tradition of service to Airway Heights

As a child, Alex Adams spent several hours helping his grandmother Francine Osborne at the Airway Heights food bank. Fast forward several years later and he is sitting in the City Council chambers, giving a presentation on the upcoming Parks and...

 
 Neighborhood    June 19, 2014

Churches

Cheney Community Church Plans are being finalized for Vacation Bible School (VBS) coming the week of July 7-11, 9 a.m. - noon. Families are encouraged to register their children soon. Children ages 3 through those entering fifth grade (finishing...

 
 Neighborhood    June 19, 2014

StageWest holds auditions, opens season ticket sales

StageWest Community Theatre, Inc. is holding open auditions for their next play, “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?” by Del Shore and directed by Patty Steen, produced with special arrangement by Samuel French, Inc. Auditions will be held...

 
 Neighborhood    June 19, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 24, 2004 One of the worst kept secrets in area politics was no more as Ninth District Rep. Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) announced his intention to seek the senate seat vacated by Larry Sheahan. A 29-year-old patient at Eastern...

 
 By Dr. E. KIRSTEN PETERS    Neighborhood    June 19, 2014

Getting behind the humming science of electrical power

Think about the most complicated machine you’ve dealt with in the past year. Was it a beeping monitor tethered to a high-tech device in an emergency room? Or was it a super fast computer you used at work? Actually, the most complicated machine...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    June 19, 2014

Everything was a first at Snowdon Elementary

By many accounts, the first year of operation for the Cheney School District's newest educational facility was a rousing success. Opening last September at a cost of $13.5 million, Snowdon Elementary...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 19, 2014

Von Lehe says goodbye to Medical Lake High School after 20 years

On the last day of school, Medical Lake High School teacher Val Von Lehe sits at her desk as the bell rings, signaling the end of the 8 a.m. class. Her students walk in and give her hugs, saying that...

 
 Education    June 19, 2014

Fitzgerald named Cheney schools' new K-12 Options Program coordinator

Cheney School District teacher Ryan Fitzgerald has been named the district’s new K-12 Options Program coordinator. Fitzgerald replaces Shannon Lawson, who has been named principal of Spokane Public School’s Montessori school. A 1994 graduate of...

 
 Education    June 19, 2014

Hallett Elementary announces May and June awards

Hallett Elementary announced the award winners for May and June. Pride Dillon Bahr, Lonnie Lindley, Hailey Scott, Triana Canty, Owen Pattock, Kylie Constantine, Katelyn Rodgers, Dakota Williams, Allison McClure, Logan Henry, Kayla Ramsey, Reid...

 
 Education    June 19, 2014

Davis makes dean's list at Central Missouri

Heather Davis, of Medical Lake, earned a place on the 2014 spring semester Dean’s List at University of Central Missouri. Davis’ academic work earned her a place on the 3.5 to 3.99 list. Each semester the Dean’s List is divided into two parts....

 
 Calendar    June 19, 2014

West Plains Briefs

CSD public hearing The Cheney School District Board of Directors will hold a public meeting at 6:05 p.m. during their regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, June 25, for the purpose of fixing and adopting the 2014-2015 school district budget. The... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 19, 2014

Generation shift in conflict resolution leads to violent reactions

The 1996, Moses Lake, Wash. s­chool shooting started a timeline of unfortunate, similar events. In the case of the Moses Lake shooting, 14-year-old Barry Loukaitis shot his teacher, wounded two students and held his classmates hostage for 10...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    June 19, 2014

So I never knew dogs could tell time, among other things

I’m not sure if my beagle, Ringo’s muffled woof last Sunday was the kind he uses to remind me it’s time for him to be fed. Or because it was 5:45 a.m. and not the usual 5:15 and that he was letting me sleep in a little on Father’s Day? Ringo...

 

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