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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 27, 2013

Cheney council OKs pay increase

At Tuesday night’s meeting Cheney’s City Council approved an ordinance raising the salary of the mayor and council members by a unanimous 4-0 vote. Or perhaps, that tally should really read 4-0-3 as, in an unusual move, three members of the...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    June 27, 2013

ML settles Cingular tax issue

The start of the Tuesday, June 18 Medical Lake City Council meeting went right into executive session. After 10 minutes, the City Council resumed regular session and took action to accept a settlement for $1,886.04 from Cingular Wireless regarding...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    June 27, 2013

Unified plan for Hayford Road could be coming

At its monthly study session, the Airway Heights City Council listened to a plan that could help create a long-term plan for one of its busiest streets. The Public Works Department is looking to put together a task order with Sunburst Engineering...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    June 27, 2013

Cheney summer parks and recreation programs ramping up

Cheney Parks and Recreation’s summer programs are up and running, with a full slate of activities for kids, adults and families. The pool has been open since June 14 offering lessons, swim team...

 
 By JAMES EIK    More News    June 27, 2013

Raising funds to honor nation's veterans

Cheney’s MacKenna Jones has an ambitious goal to earn her Gold Award for Girl Scouts. Jones decided to honor our nation’s veterans with a Fallen Soldier statue that will be placed at the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    June 27, 2013

Fire District 3's Debbie Dobson named state's Volunteer Fire Officer of the Year

Like many volunteers, Debbie Dobson chose to become a firefighter with Spokane County Fire District 3 through a desire to serve and give back to the community. Eventually she got hooked, and earlier...

 
 By JAMES EIK    More News    June 27, 2013

Parks and recreation month encourages outdoor activity

The month of July is a time to get outdoors, and Airway Heights is seizing the opportunity to highlight the many parks in the city. Throughout the entire month, various events will take place in Airway Heights in coordination with the Parks and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    June 27, 2013

Museum promotes free admission for military families

The Cheney Historical Museum is joining more than 1,800 other museums this summer in promoting a program helping active duty military personnel and their families experience history. The Blue Star Museum Program is a collaboration between Blue Star...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    Neighborhood    June 27, 2013

Cheney graduate reaches 'Breaking Pointe'

At 21-years-old most people are experiencing the highs and lows of impending adult life and the stressful process of preparing to pursue the “American Dream.” But unlike most 21-year-olds, Ian Tan...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    June 27, 2013

Of Cabbages and Kings: This one is really for the birds

Day 1: See those birds. Wonder where they came from. Must be 20 or 30 of them. Look how they swoop, kinda like ballerinas. Wish I could do that. Why do you suppose they’re hanging around my house? Day 2: What’s going on? Stop that! Oh, my...

 
 Neighborhood    June 27, 2013

Churches

Cheney Community Church  Cheney Community Church welcomes everyone to our Sunday morning worship service at 10 a.m. Children 3 years through third grade will enjoy children’s church, and nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers. Our...

 
 Neighborhood    June 27, 2013

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 4, 2003 Eastern Washington University trustees voted to impose a 7 percent tuition increase in order to counteract the loss of nearly $2.87 million in state money from their budget....

 
 Obituaries    June 27, 2013

Delphia Lenora Nelson

Born in Pasco, Wash. Aug. 27, 1940, went to be with the Lord May 27, 2013. In Delphia’s lifetime, she was a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Washington, an EMT for the Poulsbo Fire Department, and taught piano lessons in the West Indies...

 
 By Dr. E. KIRSTEN PETERS    Neighborhood    June 27, 2013

New ice cores may shed some more light on past climate change

Late in the last century scientists published reams of data about Earth’s climate derived from ice cores taken from Greenland and Antarctic. By drilling down into the polar ice with hollow bits, workers were able to pull columns of ice up to the...

 
 Education    June 27, 2013

Cheney Middle School announces Honor Roll for fourth quarter 2012-2013

Sixth Grade 4.0 GPA – Abigail Blazon, Angela Borodin, Karyn Capaul, Mekhai Goodloe, Rachel Hove, Paige King, Jaymee Knutson, Sheamus Mahoney, Luke Martin, Mercedes Mitzimberg, Sara Nanny, Sierra O’Neill, Gage Onda, Jameson Powell, Rory Schuller,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    June 27, 2013

EWU board approves tentative budget

Faced with a lack of definitive funding numbers from the state Legislature the Eastern Washington University board of trustees voted unanimously to approve a nearly $500 million budget for the 2013-2015 biennium. The trustees adopted the...

 
 Education    June 27, 2013

Cheney's Ifft named to Montana's honor roll

Cheney graduate Nora Ifft was one of 2,990 University of Montana students named to the university’s 2013 spring semester Dean’s List. To qualify for the Dean’s List students must be undergraduates, earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or...

 
 Education    June 27, 2013

MLHS names second semester honor roll

Principal’s Honor Roll Semester 2 4.0-3.5 Dara Abounorinejad, Dominique N. Anderson, Kaylee D. Andrews, Seth A. Barr, Ashley H. Beecher, Frederick F. Belga, Stefan H. Bergman, Kelli R. Beseler, Andrew C. Bliss, Joshua T. Bonsant, William T....

 
 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Education    June 27, 2013

Local grads receive chamber scholarships

Medical Lake High School 2013 graduate Mark Newberry and Cheney High School 2013 graduate Elizabeth Gill were recipients of West Plains Chamber of Commerce scholarships, awarded at the monthly...

 
 Opinion    June 27, 2013

The state's budgeting process is evidently broken

After months of intense debates and deadline extensions, Washington state will have a budget for the next biennium. Eventually. The state’s Revenue and Forecast Council said last week that the state could expect an additional $231 million in tax...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    June 27, 2013

Political challenges on the left and right

It can’t be easy being a politician. We often lambaste them for a variety of things under the sun, some real, some perceived, if not invented. But politics involves successful practice of the art of the deal, and that’s something hard to find the...

 
 Opinion    June 27, 2013

Letters

Reason No. 1: At 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, I remembered that I forgot to pick up my daughter’s bike at Mark and Marissa Sheldon’s shop, Bicycle Time, before 6 p.m. Sydney, friend Kali and I were leaving the next morning at 6 a.m. to catch a...

 
 By Susan Estrich    Opinion    June 27, 2013

Fighting terror with more information is a problem?

I have no problem with the news sites recommending stories to me, or the shopping sites figuring I’m good for another look at those size-41 shoes. I have no problem with someone using my supposedly “private” information to sell me more and targ...

 

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