Articles from the July 19, 2012 edition

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Write to the Point: Jon Lord's passage stresses our mortality, and need for vitality

By John McCallum Editor The world has once again lost another great musician. Jon Lord, keyboardist and founding member of the rock band Deep Purple passed away due to complications from pancreatic cancer July 16. For those who thought I was going... Full story


Service planned for McKeehan

Longtime Cheney resident, teacher and public servant Mike McKeehan passed away Thursday, July 19. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 22 St. Rose of Lima church, 460 N. Fifth St. in Cheney....


T.J. Lee III joins Eagles, Post, Edwards, Kaufman on preseason All-Big Sky team

FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS Eastern Washington University junior cornerback T.J. Lee III was a unanimous selection as the Eagles placed four players on the preseason All-Big Sky Conference team released July 15 at the Big Sky Summer Kickoff in Park... Full story


Sports Week for July 19, 2012

BASEBALL American Legion AA Playoffs Thursday, July 19, Cheney vs. Ferris, at A.K. Jackson Field, 1 p.m. Friday, July 20, Cheney vs. Gonzaga Prep/Lewis and Clark/Shadle Park winner, at A.K. Jackson Field, 7 p.m. MOTORSPORTS Spokane Motorsports...


West Plains softball All-Stars end state title run with loss to Auburn/Kent

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The state experience for the West Plains Little League Softball Majors (ages 11-12) All-Star team proved valuable but unfortunately short lived. After cruising to a 10-0 win in their first game the girls from Airway Heights,...


New stars are born after Cheney Rodeo wins

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter When the dust settled, some new stars may have been born at the 45th Cheney Rodeo. Bull rider Dustin Smith of St. Paul, Ore. had an 87-point ride Sunday to lead a legion of competitors who had by far their season-best...


Big Sky Conference unveils new logo

After recent expansion and new television contract with Root Sports, new branding features customized EWU logo FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS  The newly-expanded Big Sky Conference has a new logo. The league unveiled its new look and branding...


Crunch Time for July 19, 2012

Kelly measures ML Legion success differently By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Kerry Kelly will be the first one to admit he would have loved to still be playing baseball right now. The figures don't lie, however, nor do they add up to a spot in the...


Eagles picked for second in Big Sky polls

Montana State is predicted to defend its 2011 BSC title FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS It feels good now, but a Big Sky Conference title in November will be even better. Despite coming off a 6-5 season, the Eastern Washington University football team has...


Medical Lake bats, defense comes to rescue in Legion finale

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter On paper they had nothing to play for other than pride. But as Medical Lake closed out the 2012 AA American Legion season you might not have known they were supposed to just go through the motions following winning two... Full story


Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 25, 2002 Spokane County Regional Health District officials still had not found the source of an E. coli 0157outbreak that swept through a dance camp held at Eastern Washington University that infected an estimated 45 of the 90 in...



United Church of Christ  At the Cheney United Church of Christ Pastor Joan Sulser will be speaking at the July 22 worship service, and all are invited to attend. The Sunday service begins at 10 a.m., with child care available in the Christian...


Sharon Greene Patton

April 18, 1939-May 11, 2012 Sharon Greene Patton, beloved by her family and friends, passed away in Concord, Calif. at the age of 73. She was the great-granddaughter of prominent and early Cheney resident Frank Clark Greene and granddaughter of F. Cl... Full story


Of Cabbages and Kings

Cheney's Body Language Tattoo artists have plenty of stories, art to share By LUELLA DOW Contributor Gary Short owns Body Language Tattoo in Cheney. He said, “In 1980 I lived in Oklahoma where tattooing wasn't licensed or allowed. I did it anyway.... Full story


Letters to the Editor

Compromise in politics is a rarely-traveled two-way street Compromise? Who's drinking the Kool-Aid? A recent opinion letter (Cheney Free Press July 12) from someone that is a teacher? Higher Education? Hopefully that person doesn't teach American...


In Our Opinion: Improve declining driving safety by looking first for motorcycles

Take a drive anywhere today and you'll notice a large number of motorcycles. The number of those taking to the streets on the two-wheeled vehicles has increased dramatically over the last few years. Unfortunately, as the amount of motorcyclists... Full story


Summer Hawks on hot streak as postseason play begins

Cheney earns No. 2 seed from American League with nine game win streak, key losses by University By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Thanks to a late-season winning streak and some help the Cheney AA American Legion team enters the post season this week in a... Full story


Rodeo, Jubilee report high turnouts

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Event organizers say this past weekend, which drew thousands of people to Cheney for the Cheney Rodeo and Cheney Jubilee, was a success. Jubilee president Tom Davis said the second annual event was bigger than last...


An old school approach finds success in new digs

Cheney High School's expanded weight facility brings in more athletes and produces results By JOHN McCALLUM Editor If you want an example of the axiom “If you build it, he will come” look no further than Cheney High School's new weight training...


National acts to headline at Blue Waters Bluegrass

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Sounds of sweet, soulful music will fill the air in Medical Lake during the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival. The festival returns to Waterfront Park for an 11th year, featuring a number of talented bands and musicians.... Full story


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