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Articles from the July 18, 2013 edition

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 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    July 18, 2013

Council debates 'warzone' fireworks

The discussion of banning or heavily restricting fireworks in Medical Lake took a serious step forward as a result of the recent Fourth of July celebration in the city. Councilman Howard Jorgenson was first to bring up the subject at the Tuesday,...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    July 18, 2013

Cheney Rodeo

This little guy on the Cheney Pee Wee Rodeo float sums up the feelings of most residents last weekend taking part in the Cheney Rodeo festivities, including Saturday’s parade, along with the third...

 By DREW PETERSON    Front Page    July 18, 2013

Call of the wild: Turnbull holds waterfowl hunts this fall

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is calling all area youths to the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge to participate in the 2013 fall waterfowl hunt. And just how any huntsman would have it, the registration will come in the form of competition....

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    July 18, 2013

Airway Heights revokes award for Aspen Grove

An award to R&L Landscape Construction for Airway Heights’ tree planting in Aspen Grove Park was revoked at the Monday, July 15 City Council meeting. Parks, recreation and community services director J.C. Kennedy said the company failed to produce...

 Front Page    July 18, 2013


Munoz is A&S consultant In last week’s Cheney Free Press business story on A&S Custom Welding and Paint a communication error incorrectly listed Gary Munoz as a partner in the business. Munoz is a consultant. Gleason is stepmother In last week’s... Full story

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 18, 2013

Cheney Historic Commission OKs Kennedy House roof tile work

The Cheney Historic Preservation Commission gave its approval to repairs of a local home listed on the Cheney Historic Register that was architecturally ahead of its time. Pat Kennedy, owner of the... Full story

 News    July 18, 2013

Christian Heritage kindergarten pre-screening

Christian Heritage School in Edwall is currently scheduling for kindergarten pre-screening testing. If interested in having your child tested, please call the school office at 236-2224. At Christian Heritage, children have a low student to teacher...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 18, 2013

Cooling more than the heels

Cheney Police Chief John Hensley hits the water in the Jubilee dunk tank on Saturday, one of several locals who agreed to get cooled off to support a good cause....

 News    July 18, 2013

Cheney football BBQ in August

The Cheney Football Association invites the community to Sutton Park Aug. 17 for their annual fundraiser featuring an authentic Southern barbecue dinner and music by the band Milonga. Suggested donation for an afternoon of food and fun are...

 News    July 18, 2013

West Plains Briefs

Friends for Children tourney The 11th annual Medical Lake Friends for Children Golf Tournament is taking place this Saturday, July 20, at Fairways Golf Course. The tournament is a four-person team, scramble best ball format with a shotgun start... Full story

 By JAMES EIK    News    July 18, 2013

New well provides a strong source of water

Airway Heights’ water reclamation well is up and running, giving the city a sustainable source of water into the future. The well came online Wednesday, June 26 and has been performing just as expected for the city, and marks the beginning of the...

 Education    July 18, 2013

Eastern Washington University releases spring quarter Dean's List

Eastern Washington University released its 2013 spring quarter Dean’s List July 3. The following area students were named: Cheney Drew Ableman, Alexander Adams, Antonio Aiello, Kyra Allen, Fletcher Aukerman, Cody Bafus, Danielle Bauge, Tristan...

 Education    July 18, 2013

Schwalbe goes to Washington

Cheney High School 2013 graduate Sophie Schwalbe received the Presidential Medallion from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the Presidential Scholars ceremony June 16 in Washington,...

 Opinion    July 18, 2013

Drug testing for entitlement programs is a good thing

Leave it to Texas Gov. Rick Perry to get people talking, and certain in some circles, blood boiling. The soon-to-be former three-term chief executive – Perry recently announced he would not seek a fourth term – signed into law a new directive...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    July 18, 2013

Stereotypes in America: We don't need to do that in this country

“OK, we don’t need you to do that.” If ever there was a clear indication of a turning point, a crux, a nexus it’s those eight little words spoken the night of Feb. 26, 2012 by a Sanford Police Department dispatcher to George Zimmerman. Zimmer...

 By Jim Hightower    Opinion    July 18, 2013

'Helping hands' help themselves

The word “help” is so uplifting, conveying our best humanitarian values. How odd, then, to see it used in this New York Times headline: “Banks’ Lobbyists Help in Drafting Financial Bills.” I’ll bet they did! We all know how altruistic,...

 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    July 18, 2013

Aviation, bees and beer: Millers are living the high life

Jack and Ellen Miller, whose home is like a park in a rural part of the Cheney area, are noted by their neighbors as very busy people. The day I became acquainted with them I heartily agreed. The...

 Neighborhood    July 18, 2013

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 24, 2003 A Sunday afternoon wildfire threatened homes just south of Cheney as 30 mph winds pushed the flames toward the southern outskirts of town. The fire, estimated to have consumed 1,000 acres, started near Watt Road and...

 Neighborhood    July 18, 2013


Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, July 21 at Sutton Park’s gazebo at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. Bring your family, friends, neighbors...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 18, 2013

Grove putts way to win in 50th Lilac City Invite

Russell Grove adhered to what professional golfers aspire to in order to win. He sunk the majority of his putts from within 5 feet of the cup and it was one of the critical steps he took in rallying p...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 18, 2013

Celebrating the life of tireless outdoors woman, Robbi Castleberry

If you enjoy the marvelous Centennial Trail, thank Robbi Castleberry. Should you notice that homes do not line the Palisades and the Rimrock area – those basalt cliffs to the west of the Spokane River near Indian Canyon – and that is now an area...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 18, 2013

SummerHawks are on good roll

Mathematically at least the Cheney AA SummerHawks didn’t have a chance to catch Shadle Park atop the Spokane American Legion baseball National League standings. So if nothing else they wanted to...

 Sports    July 18, 2013

Replacing EWU receivers not as daunting as it seems

The task may really look daunting from the outside, but inside the locker room there’s not much panic on Eastern Washington University’s football team when it comes to replacing the heart of the...

 Sports    July 18, 2013

Eagles picked No. 2 in Sky

A new trend has started. For years, NCAA Football Championship Subdivision power Montana was the annual pick as the team to beat in the Big Sky Conference, but for the second-straight year, Montana State and Eastern Washington University have been...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 18, 2013

Medical Lake falters down stretch, misses playoffs

A five game losing streak – four in league play – to close the season shut the door on the postseason for Medical Lake’s AA American Legion baseball team. Medical Lake dropped their final four Federal League contests to finish 10-10 and in thir...


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