Articles from the July 5, 2012 edition

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Upcoming events at Turnbull

Friends of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge has two upcoming events at refuge headquarters, 26010 S. Smith Road, south of Cheney off Cheney-Plaza Road. Both events are free and open to the public, but a $5 donation is suggested. For more info call...


Write to the Point Learning a life lesson from some fireworks

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter We all enjoy fireworks on the Fourth of July. After all, without them it's a pretty quiet night. They're big, loud and the good ones cause a good thump in your chest. Sure you're basically setting fire to a big pile of... Full story


Letters to the Editor

Keller will serve as builder, mentor and leader in 6th District When Larry Keller told me he planned to become a candidate for state representative for the 6th District, my response was “Why would you want to become involved in politics?” ... Full story


Eastern Washington University announces spring quarter 2012 Dean's list

Cheney Alexander Adams, Johnell Agee, Alison Baccarella, Sarah Bailey, Tanya Baker, Gwendolyn Barney, Keagan Berstler, Jory Bichler, Dallin Bifano, Rachel Brandt, Clement Bustamante, Bryn Butler, Kathleen Calohan, Anthony Cartwright, Daniel Caudel, A... Full story


EWU's theatre program presents ‘Lovers and Madmen' at Interplayers

FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS Eastern Washington University's theatre program will have a special program Friday, July 20 at Interplayers Professional Theatre in Spokane. “Lovers and Madmen” is a showcase performance of EWU's Summer Acting...


Guest Opinion: A sequester looms, and defense contractors are nearing a panic

Reprinted from The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Woe is the Pentagon. How is the nation supposed to defend itself on a lousy $470 billion a year? Never mind that it's more than the combined total spent on defense by the next 14 nations combined. But $470... Full story


Curtis Allan Johnson

Jan. 3, 1957 – June 23, 2012 The world lost a stellar citizen with the passing of Curt Johnson, who died recently from Lou Gehrig's disease. Curt's journey was the epitome of a life well lived. He was an avid fisherman, a relentless snow-skier and...


Reduced state, federal funding cause Medcial Lake budget difficulties

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter In four years, revenue for the Medical Lake School District has fallen nearly $4 million, including a cut for the 2012-13 budget. From the high point of taking in revenues of $19.2 million in 2008-09, the district has...


Nina Caraballo-Iles

Nina Caraballo-Iles, 46, died at Quedgeley, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom on June 14, 2012. The cause was stomach cancer; by her side was her best friend and loving husband Christopher Iles.  Nina was born May 13, 1966 in Novato California to...


Vernon Darrin Mason

Vernon, known as Darrin, left this life unexpectedly July 3rd, 2012 at age 44. Darrin was born in Davenport, Wash., 1968 and made Cheney his home starting in kindergarten. Darrin graduated from Cheney High School in 1986 and earned his degree in educ... Full story


School board approves new music curriculum, says goodbye to Keller

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter District music teachers looked ahead to a new curriculum and equipment and the Cheney School Board looked back at Larry Keller's term as superintendent at Keller's last board meeting before retirement June 27. The...



Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you, your family and friends to worship with us this Sunday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. Join us for our Worship in the Park... Full story


Of Cabbages and Kings

Nicole Fox leads dedicated lifeguard team at Cheney pool this summer By LUELLA DOW Contributor Nicole Fox wanted a job near home in Cheney and she found it. Fox is the head certified lifeguard at the Cheney swimming pool. “All lifeguards must take...


Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 11, 2002 The discussion on parking meters being installed in and around the Eastern Washington University campus has gone from whether they were feasible and fair to whether they were simply an ugly addition to the city. A recent... Full story


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