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Articles from the June 26, 2014 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 26, 2014

Cheney general fund reserves running low

Bills for years of balancing the budget through general fund reserves are about to come due for the city of Cheney, the result of which may lead the city to asking citizens’ approval for other means of financial support. City department heads...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 26, 2014

Schuller named City Administrator

The Cheney City Council unanimously approved the recommendation of Mayor Tom Trulove to appoint human resources director Mark Schuller to the position of City Administrator at its June 24 meeting, eschewing the public search process in favor of...

 Front Page    June 26, 2014

Lilac wave

Majestic Tschabold-Grant and her junior princess Cassidy Fitzpatrick wave to the citizens of Medical Lake during last Saturday's Founder's Day parade. Tschabold-Grant, a graduated from Medical Lake...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 26, 2014

Airway Heights council adopts reclaimed water plan

The Airway Heights City Council adopted its reclaimed water plan at the June 16 meeting. The Department of Ecology approved the plan before it was brought to the council. Public Works director Kelly Williquette explained that the city developed the...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 26, 2014

Airway Heights accepting applications for vacant City Council position

The city of Airway Heights is wasting no time in searching for a replacement for Barron Williamson’s position on the City Council, which will be vacant after June 30. Williamson resigned his position from the council at the June 2 meeting....

 Front Page    June 26, 2014

Von Lehe tenure corrected

A June 19 story about Medical Lake High School teacher Val Von Lehe incorrectly listed her time at Medical Lake High School at 20 years. She actually taught there for 30 years....

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    June 26, 2014

Inspirational, but not necessarily a nerd

Cheney High School alumna Moira Gresham doesn't view herself as a nerd. But when told she was named a top college instructor by the organization NerdScholar, she took it with a grain of salt. "It's...

 Calendar    June 26, 2014

West Plains Briefs

Feed Cheney on June 30 Feed Cheney is happening in Veterans Park for the summer, across the street from the Wren Pierson Building, corner of Fourth and C streets. During summer the meals will be brown bag suppers available to all from 5:30-6:30 p.m.... Full story

 By AL STOVER    News    June 26, 2014

Stats show increase in Airway Heights crime

The Airway Heights Police Department has been busy these past several months as there has been an increase in criminal activity throughout the city. According to crime statistics provided by the Police Department, there were 3,145 tracked incidents...

 By AL STOVER    News    June 26, 2014

Silver Lake Greenhouse continues family entrepreneurial spirit

Suzanne Deking goes back and forth between helping three customers with a flower arrangement for an upcoming wedding and accepting a delivery for supplies. Deking is the owner of the Silver Lake...

 Education    June 26, 2014

MLHS announces second semester honor roll

Medical Lake High has released the Honor Roll List for their second semester of the 2013–14 school year. Seniors Principal’s Honor Roll: 4.0—3.5 GPA — Apiradee J. Anongchai, Emily L. Bonsant, Connor G. Cranston, Nathan J. Dingfield, Tavia M....

 News    June 26, 2014

Coming attraction

Jack Robeson hangs the sign last Friday letting Medical Lake residents know about the coming 24-hour tennis marathon. Robeson has been putting up the event's sign for 17 years....

 Education    June 26, 2014

Ames in as superintendent

Medical Lake School District board president Rod Von Lehe (left) swears in Tim Ames (right) as the school district's new superintendent at the June 24 board meeting....

 Opinion    June 26, 2014

Foreign intervention strays from core beliefs

When in the last 50 years has the intervention of the United States done a country good? It’s a difficult question to answer. After all, foreign policy should be about developing and maintaining relations through diplomacy, not through the barrel...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    June 26, 2014

Gridlock in Washington D.C. may begin at home on Washington Street

We have met the enemy and they are us. I’m not sure who said that, or even if it’s an actual quote. But when it comes to why there is such a huge inability to form a governing consensus among lawmakers in our nation’s Capitol, we might want to...

 By JIM MISSEL    Opinion    June 26, 2014

Cheney Athletics would like to thank everyone for their support

The Cheney High School Athletic Department would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that supports Cheney High School athletics. Athletic contest workers, which include ticket takers, announcers, clock operators, concession workers, at...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Neighborhood    June 26, 2014

Cheney Faith Center opens new building

When the Cheney Faith Center submitted their plans for upgrades to their facility, they only intended adding 4,278 square feet, 3,278 square feet of which would be a new sanctuary. Those plans...

 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    June 26, 2014

Cheney Community Church Vacation Bible School has big plans

Tara Ryan is the coordinator for Vacation Bible School at Cheney Community Church. The theme this year is "Christmas in July." It's not what you think. You won't need to run to the store. VBS begins a...

 Obituaries    June 26, 2014

Adam Oscar Morales

Adam Oscar Morales, age 21, of Sunnyside, Wash. passed away Tuesday, June 17 in Cheney. Adam was born in Grandview, Wash. Dec. 14, 1992, the son of Ruben and Mariselda “Marci” (Saldaña) Morales. He received his education in Grandview,... Full story

 Obituaries    June 26, 2014

Violet L. Nicol

On May 30 Violet Nicol died peacefully after a short illness. She was 94 years old. Vi was born August 5, 1919 in Chicago to immigrant parents. There she went through the Great Depression in a working class neighborhood. Although a good student, she... Full story

 Neighborhood    June 26, 2014


Cheney United Church of Christ  Visitors and guests this summer will find a warm welcome at Cheney UCC. Join us any Sunday at 10 a.m. for regular services. Nursery care for infants and toddlers is provided from 9:45 - 11:15 a.m. Sunday School...

 Neighborhood    June 26, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 1, 2004 The city of Cheney received a $72,300 grant to begin the study of installation of a fiber optics system that would, among other things, allow automated water meter reading. The Medical Lake School Board approved a budget...

 Neighborhood    June 26, 2014

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

One hundred years ago on June 27, 1914, senator and former Normal School principal, William J. Sutton laid the cornerstone for the new Normal School building. The building was later renamed Showalter Hall. Learn more about our area’s history at...

 Calendar    June 26, 2014

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • June 27, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • June 27, “The Every Day Scientist,” community library, 2 – 3 p.m. • July 1, Cheney Farmers Market, City Hall... Full story

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 26, 2014

Area teams face tough competition in Woodbat

Cheney and Medical Lake will once again be hosts for the 2014 Spokane/Coeur d’Alene American Legion Woodbat Classic July 3-6 with AA games at the Ballpark in Cheney and ML’s Holliday Field. The Spokane Blue Devils, with their Cheney connections,...


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