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Council punts on Parkside rezone

The saga that is the Parkside Commons rezone request continues. After meeting in a closed-door session for 32 minutes at its April 25 meeting, the Cheney City Council reconvened in open session and voted 6-0 — Councilwoman Jill Weiszmann was...

 

A chance to serve

When it comes to West Plains elected offices, it’s either feast or famine. Last year featured no positions in the cities of Airway Heights, Cheney, Medical Lake, either of the two school districts or any special districts — fire, sewer/water —...

 

Now boarding for Zone 1

Cheney School District bus driver Tom Davis greets Clean Sweep volunteers catching a ride to their assigned zone in Cheney's southwest corner during last Saturday's annual Clean Sweep. This was the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 27, 2017

ML applies for emergency program funds

The city of Medical Lake might receive some federal assistance in repairing its damaged streets. During the April 18 City Council meeting, Mayor John Higgins informed council that staff might rent a paving truck to do some street patching....

 

Cheney holds water meeting

The city of Cheney wants to hear from residents on how to reduce the impacts of demand on the city’s potable water supply system. A public meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 2, at 5 p.m. at the Wren Pierson Community Center to present...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 27, 2017

Bachman and Legend – AHPD's newest K9 team

Airway Heights police officer Dennis Bachman had scattered several training aids around the office before he let his K-9 partner, Legend, out of his kennel. After Bachman showed Legend the red ball,...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 27, 2017

APZ rezoning proposal in early stages

As part of the Airway Heights comprehensive plan update, the Planning Department is proposing a rezone of residential properties in the Accidental Potential Zone 2 (APZ) located south of U.S. Highway...

 

News Briefs

Cheney Fire Department sponsoring open house The Cheney Professional Firefighters Local 1919, in conjunction with the Cheney Volunteer Firefighters and the Cheney Fire Department, is sponsoring an open house on Saturday, May 13. In addition to the...

 
 By Al Stover    News    April 27, 2017

'Stand up for Washington'

Washington state employees at more than 150 worksites across the state held a "Stand up for Washington" demonstration on April 19. At the event held at Eastern Washington University's campus, Joan...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 27, 2017

Digging the community

Abbi Watson was one of many volunteers who cleaned the planted beds from the community garden behind Sunset Elementary School during Airway Heights' annual spring community cleanup day, April 22....

 

West Plains offices up for election in 2017

The following is a list of elected positions in Cheney, Medical Lake and Airway Heights that are for election this year. The positions are listed along with the current office holder. Airway Heights Council Position 1 (Council Chair) Kevin Richey...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 27, 2017

ML robotics compete at FIRST Championship

The Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers robotics team wrapped up their season competing in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) World Championship in Houston, April 19-22. In their appearance at the world...

 

Cheney Public Schools selects ALSC as facilities architect

After a process that included extensive interviews with prospective firms, the Cheney School Board at its April 19 meeting unanimously approved the selection of ALSC Architects to head up the design...

 

Gerber, Jacobsen and Schoenleber place in state FBLA conference

The Cheney Middle School Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed at the 2017 State Business Leadership Conference in Spokane April 19-22. The chapter sent seven competitors to the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 27, 2017

Shed business most recent bloom is called Topaz

It's spring and things are sprouting out of the ground like crazy. Especially, it seems, with sheds as is most recently evident by one of the newest businesses in Cheney, Topaz Sheds. The company sell...

 

Pure Joy open house is May 6

Cheney’s Pure Joy Family Farm, the local wholesale producer and grower of marijuana, is holding an open house at its facility located at 260 Fred Johns Way in Cheney, directly behind the offices of the Cheney Free Press, on Saturday, May 6 from 2...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 27, 2017

New owners for Corner Closet Boutique

Jess Earley did not want to see the neighboring business, the Corner Closet Boutique in Medical Lake, close its doors. To make sure that did not happen, Earley will add to the workload at Studio D...

 

Not taking a stance diminishes discussion

Last week, Whitworth University in Spokane announced it was discontinuing an affiliation with Planned Parenthood wherein university students could receive credit for internships or volunteer at the organization’s Spokane Office. As reported in the...

 

Americans want tax fairness, not tax favors

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Now that the annual stress-inducing ritual of income tax filing deadline has passed, how you doing? Still feeling stressed, or are you relieved it’s done? You’re not alone if you feel worn out by the requirements of our...

 

StageWest says thank you, see you next year

StageWest wrapped up it’s 2016-2017 season last weekend with the Dinner Theatre performance of Tom Dudzick’s “Miracle On South Division Street.” We had an excellent run with this production and would like to thank several people that helped...

 

Planned Parethood column reflects upbringing

Al Stover, your April 6 column (“Blocking Planned Parenthood funding harms women, children’s health”) in the Cheney Free Press reveals how you were raised. I am so sorry you apparently know nothing about the Bible. You probably have never...

 

Churches

Cheney Community Church Cheney Community Church will host a “National Day of Prayer” observance on Thursday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. This marks the 66th annual National Observance. This year’s theme is “For Your great name’s sake.” Daniel 9:...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago April 26, 2007 Medical Lake’s City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance placing a temporary suspension on all incoming development applications while officials examine options for developing land use regulations to...

 

From the archives: 1997

If concentration played a role, young Calvin Elam's plant would have been a rousing success. Elam was with this family for a special night at Betz Elementary School, an evening celebrating "Turn off...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • April 28, Light Fitness Hour (adults 50+),... Full story

 

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