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 Education    June 28, 2012

Budget difficulties return for Medical Lake in 2012-13

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter In the first meeting after the end of the school year, the Medical Lake school board received both the good and bad side of finances. The 2012-13 school year is expected to end in a $650,000 budget deficit, which, despite...

 
 Education    June 28, 2012

Area students graduate from several universities

A number of Cheney students graduated from their respective universities and college this year. Kevin Thomas, a resident of Cheney, received a master of science in operations research during the May 2012 Southern Methodist University commencement...

 
 Opinion    June 28, 2012

In Our Opinion: Deciphering fact from fiction

Deciphering truth from fiction in today's world is becoming increasingly difficult. Technology has made it easier to create videos, share information and inform the public, but it can come at a cost. Although it's hardly breaking new ground,...

 
 Sports    June 28, 2012

Ryan Gray earns nice payday in Reno, ready to ride ‘Cowboy Christmas'

Cheney's Ryan Gray scored an 87-point win in the final go-round, winning $7,700 last Saturday night in bareback competition at the Reno Rodeo. In the process, Gray shot up the bareback riding standings from 31st to 18th just as the schedule enters... Full story

 
 Education    June 28, 2012

EWU board approves supplemental operating and capital budget for 2012-13

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter At its June 22 meeting, the board of trustees of Eastern Washington University approved a 3 percent increase to service and activity fees, as well as supplemental changes to the final year of its 2011-2013 budget. For... Full story

 
 Sports    June 28, 2012

EWU basketball camps expand offerings

BY PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Building skills and lasting loyalty. Those are some of the outcomes Eastern Washington University associate head basketball coach Craig Fortier would like to see from both the team and individual camps they will – and...

 
 Sports    June 28, 2012

Summer Hawks' A team faces crucial final games in playoff race

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Cheney's Summer Hawks American Legion A team made the most of their only game last week, scoring nine runs in the fifth inning to rally for a 10-4 win over visiting Ferris Wednesday. After falling behind 4-0 through the first...

 
 Obituaries    June 28, 2012

Larry Lee Hoover

Larry Lee Hoover (age 72) of Cheney, Wash. passed away June 21, 2012 at Hospice House in Spokane, Wash. after a 10-year battle with emphysema. Larry was born in Evansville, Ind. Feb. 26, 1940 and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired after...

 
 Obituaries    June 28, 2012

Joann Elizabeth Dzedzy

Joann Elizabeth Dzedzy passed away on June 18, 2012. She was born on April 11, 1937 to John and Madeline Barry in Bayard, Nebraska. She graduated from Mountain Home High School in Idaho in 1955. She moved to Cheney in 1966 with family. She is...

 
 Obituaries    June 28, 2012

Gary Anderson

Gary “G.A.” Anderson (age 69) Passed away at his home in Cheney, Wash. on June 12, 2012. Gary was born March 13, 1943 and attended school in Cheney. He was a life long resident of Cheney, owning and operating his business, Gary Anderson Sand and...

 
 Obituaries    June 28, 2012

Dr. Ann O'Connor (Cordill)

Dr. Ann O'Connor went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Sept. 19, 1949 in Spokane, Wash. to Nelson and Mabel (Heil) Cordill. She was a graduate of Cheney High School, earning her...

 
 Obituaries    June 28, 2012

Janet Ann Hancock

Janet Ann (Seslar) Hancock, age 70, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 18, 2012 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Jan was born on Pearl Harbor Day Dec. 7, 1941, in Bridgeport, Neb. She spent most of her childhood in Cheyenne,... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 28, 2012

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for making Founder's Day 2012 another success Thank you people of Medical Lake for making Founder's Day 2012 another fantastic celebration. Thank you to our friends and neighbors of Reardan-Edwall, Davenport and Chewelah for sharing your beaut...

 
 Opinion    June 28, 2012

Write to the Point Take some time now to reconnect with the personal side of your life

By John McCallum Editor It's amazing how life has a way of reminding us what's truly important. The past week two events occurred in my life to remind of this fact. First, I received an email from my pastor that a member of our congregation had...

 
 Sports    June 28, 2012

Summer Hawks AA team faces busy week after weather delay, schedule changes

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Rainouts and absences have led to a light week for the Summer Hawks AA American Legion baseball team. Light as in no games at all. None. Nada. Zilch. Cheney last took the field June 19, sweeping visiting Lewis and Clark,...

 
 Sports    June 28, 2012

Lost luggage doesn't deter Dent, Gray at West of Pecos Rodeo

FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS In life - and rodeo - it never hurts to have a few friends. Just ask Steven Dent about that. At the West of the Pecos Rodeo June 30 Dent won the bareback title with a 91-point ride using borrowed rigging, gloves and chaps....

 
 Sports    June 28, 2012

Medical Lake hopes Wood Bat games can get them back on track for Legion stretch drive

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter The Medical Lake AA American Legion baseball team will have plenty of practice time ahead of them this week when they host one of the pods in the Fourth of July Wood Bat Classic. And that's a welcome thing, maybe not... Full story

 
 Sports    June 28, 2012

Lilac City Invitational back at Fairways

It's not just four days of golf but a family reunion and big party too as historical golf tournament is revived By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Watch out, the AARP mailings are just around the corner and will start plugging the mailbox at The...

 
 Neighborhood    June 28, 2012

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 4, 2002 The city has a final design for a new Cheney aquatics facility in hand but when, and whether residents get to vote on funding it is still up in the air. The project, estimated to cost $4 million, would occupy 7 acres of the... Full story

 
 Neighborhood    June 28, 2012

ML author publishes new book on Lazarus

By LUELLA DOW Contributor Col. Chuck Lehman has launched a new book, “Lazarus Arise.” You open it to the first page and read, “I know that voice…Where is it coming from?...Why is it so dark?” Who is this confused man? Why is he in a dark...

 
 Neighborhood    June 28, 2012

Churches

United Methodist Church Please join us for worship this Sunday morning at the United Methodist Church. The Rev. Terry Hall will lead the service which will include the celebration of Holy Communion. Summer worship begins at 10 a.m. each week. Sunday...

 
 Neighborhood    June 28, 2012

Cheney Historical Museum

One hundred fifty years ago in 1962 Captain John Mullan completed the military road from Walla Wall Washington to Fort Benton Montana. Mullan first came west as a lieutenant with Isaac I. Stevens in 1853 to survey a northern railroad route. In...

 
 Sports    June 28, 2012

Medical Lake rallies to top University

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter The Medical Lake AA American Legion baseball team continues to be a puzzling group. One night – like this past Monday – Medical Lake played the part of giant killers and overachievers when they pulled off a...

 

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