Articles from the June 2, 2016 edition

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Council OKs salary ordinance

Cheney’s City Council adopted seven ordinances at its May 24 meeting, most dealing with construction but also one that will pave the way for a reorganization of the city’s Police Department. Ordinance W-92 amends the city’s 2016 wage structure...

 

City asks for vigilance

While malicious mischief is a frequent occurrence, several recent incidents of vandalism have Cheney officials asking residents to follow one simple directive City Administrator Mark Schuller relayed...

 

Quiet and at rest

While hundreds of people coming to area Memorial Day observances paid respects to deceased servicemen and servicewomen with music, speeches and ceremony, others such as this woman at the Washington...

 

Medical Lake's 'Godfather'

Talk to relatives and others who, over the past 50-plus years, knew and worked with Howard Jorgenson and "shy" or "reserved" would not be words that come to mind when describing this iconic community...

 

Grants help Cheney with lighting project

While residents likely haven’t noticed, Cheney’s nights are becoming a bit brighter. Thanks to funding from the Washington state Transportation Improvement Board and the Bonneville Power Administration, Cheney Light Department crews have been...

 

News briefs

Schoesler, Baumgartner honored by WFIA Washington Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler and Sen. Michael Baumgartner were recognized this week for their views on legislation important to local independent grocers, suppliers and other members of the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 2, 2016

School districts to offer free breakfast and lunch

Even after the school year is over, West Plains' students can go to their schools' cafeterias for breakfast and lunch during summer break. In a news release, the Cheney School District announced it...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 2, 2016

Cheney School Board appoints Calvert, Short as student advisers

The Cheney School Board went through a light agenda at its May 25 meeting, which included appointing the board's student advisers for the 2016-17 school year. The board reappointed junior Bridget...

 

Medical Lake prepares for summer program

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Medical Lake School District is gearing up for the summer. At the May 24 school board meeting, Kim Headrick, director of teaching and learning, gave an update on the upcoming Summer Reading Program for students at...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 2, 2016

Veterans Cemetery becomes part of national legacy

Thanks to a local Boy Scout Eagle project, the gravestones at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery on Espanola Road will soon become part of a national legacy project helping educate the public abou...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 2, 2016

Reitmeier's named Yard of the Month

The Fox Ridge home of Kent and Monica Reitmeier, behind sign, is the Medical Lake Kiwanis pick to be June's Yard of the Month. The Reitmeier's immaculately-manicured yard, featuring several memorial...

 

Eastern selects Bowman as new dean of CSTEM

Eastern Washington University announced that Dr. David Bowman has been named the new dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CSTEM). His appointment will begin Aug. 1. Bowman is currently the interim dean of the...

 

Cheney Middle School announces Term 3 honor roll

Cheney Middle School announced its honor roll for term 3 of the 2015-16 school year. 4.0 —Cruz I. Avila, Tilly A. Baldwin, Bailey M. Benson, Miles C. Blomgren, Aaron M. Brown, Emily R. Clausen, Kady A. Cullen, Sofia I. Day, Emma L. Dennstaedt,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 2, 2016

Payne speaks

Cheney High School senior Shayla Payne speaks at the May 30 Memorial Day ceremony at Fairview Cemetery in Cheney, asking those in attendance to honor veterans who have served and sacrified their...

 

Events don't happen without volunteers

During the recently completed Cheney Mayfest celebration, the 3-on-3 basketball tournament was in jeopardy, lacking volunteers for important positions such as scorekeepers and courtside monitors. But then players and parents from the Cheney High Scho...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    June 2, 2016

Riding the customer service merry-go-round

Tom Davis, where were you when the big mega-cable folks first came to Spokane in the 1970s? Oh, I forgot, you just told me you were staking your territory out here on the West Plains where your tech support is within driving distance. Or on the...

 

Medical Lake-area retirees hear council work overview

Maria Britton-Sipe, the executive director of the Retired Public Employees Council of Washington, speaking at the Chapter 14 meeting in Medical Lake May 25 presented an overview of the council’s work in the Washington State Legislature and the chal...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    June 2, 2016

Memorial scramble

Jase Winner of the Boy Scout Troop 356 (right) serves scrambled eggs to a local veteran during a Memorial Day breakfast at the Cheney American Legion Hall. The breakfast, which is a fundraiser for...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at emmanuelcheney.org or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church,...

 

Eunice Virginia Greener

Celebration of a beautiful life who loved God, family and all people will be Saturday, June 25 at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St., Spokane, Wash. Eunice was born to Armand...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • June 3, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • June 4, All you can eat pancake breakfast to benefit local veterans and their families, Marketplace Bakery & Eatery, $11.99 per... Full story

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 8, 2006 Ending nearly a year of negotiations, collective bargaining teams from Eastern Washington University and the United Faculty of Eastern reached a tentative agreement on a new faculty contract that will raise instructors’...

 

West Plains Briefs

Tyler Daze taking place June 4 Come out and enjoy the annual celebration of “Tyler Daze Community Firemen’s Breakfast and Flea Market,” Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Flea market inside tables or outside spaces can be reserved now...

 

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